Mother’s Day 2020 Flower Arrangement Tutorial
A beautiful bouquet can elevate the mood of a space and bring joy to someone’s life. Mother’s Day 2020 you don’t have to spend $50 to achieve this. I spent $15 to create the bouquet in the above image. See below for a video tutorial, written directions, and materials to arrange your own vase of flowers!
First, I want to recognize that not everyone this Mother’s Day will have all of their loved ones with them, especially with the COVID-19 Pandemic taking so many precious lives. As a global community, we are facing various levels of hardship and many folks are unemployed or risking their health to provide for their family. With this in mind, I want to provide a tutorial of an economical option to show the moms in your life how much they are appreciated.
Please reach out if you have questions, I would love to help clarify any steps!
Lots of love and hugs for you and your family this Mother’s Day 2020!
The below quantities reflect what was used in the video. If you’d like to have a fuller arrangement, by all means, increase the quantity. I was using what I had available and it was scarce in quantity. My selection of flowers and greenery costs $15 in a preset bundle from the grocery store. The types of flowers don’t have to be an exact match to mine. You should also start scanning your backyard, and nature paths and parks for flowers and branches to forage. The foraged elements will bring uniqueness to your arrangement.
- 1 vase with an opening diameter between 3″-5″ (try Etsy for unique vases to add to the presentation)
- Fresh cold water
- A selection of 8 stems of flowers – I used rose, carnation, snapdragon, and pink hypericum berry. I’d suggest the more flowers the better! Fill her up! Include a variety of shapes.
- 4 Branches with blossoms or buds clipped from the yard or park – I used forsythia branches. You could also use dogwood, cherry blossom, or magnolia.
- 8 filler stems – Greenery works great! I used waxflower, dried flowers, and dried grass. Other options are any variety of eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, myrtle, dusty miller, etc.
- 1 pair of flower clippers or scissors
- Fill a clean vase 3/4 full with fresh cold water.
- Trim 2-3 blossom branches to the desired length and place on the left and right sides in the vase. These branches determine the overall height and width of your arrangement. The longer the branch the bigger the arrangement. Make sure branches arch both upward and outward horizontally, like dancing arms. 🙂
- Trim 2-3 snapdragons at a length that fits within the boundaries created by the branches. Place them on the left and ride sides.
- Fill in the lower middle area with flowers that are heavier in weight and rounder in shape. This is when I added carnations and roses. Make sure the flowers are placed at various levels close to the vase opening and out towards the viewer. They should also face various directions; front to back, left and right.
- Add filler greens and light delicate elements. Focus these elements on the left and right sides and at various levels. They should be trimmed to a size that fits within boundaries created by the branch blossoms.
- Take a step back and look at the arrangement to make final adjustments and additions. The above steps create a more horizontal arrangement left to right, but should still look slightly rounded in the front and back. Ask yourself the following questions. Is there a balance of colors, shapes, and weight in flowers and greens on all sides? Is there depth from the varying levels of flowers? Does it look dense at the base of the vase opening and light and feathery on top? After stepping back I decided to add forsythia in the front and back to balance out the yellow and round out the arrangement so that it wasn’t too horizontal and flat.
- That’s it!!! Congrats! Trust your instincts, take risks, and celebrate your achievement! If you are worried about how it looks, no pressure because flowers are beautiful no matter what. Trust me, your efforts will be so dearly appreciated.
- Change the water every 1-2 days.
- Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!