“Say It With Flowers!” Floral-themed Gifts to Make for Mother’s Day

More than 30 Mothers Day gifts made with flowers

Mom deserves only the loveliest greetings and gifts on Mother’s Day. So, it’s no wonder that flowers naturally come to mind. But there are a myriad ways that flowers can say “Love you, Mom!”—many of them heartfelt and handmade, using fresh blooms or fabric, paper, embroidered, jeweled, or beaded ones. Or even the sweetest edible floral treats. Best of all, lovingly made by you!

Come and see the 30+ DIY floral-themed Mother’s Day gift ideas we’re featuring, from our own styled sets and from some amazing crafters and creatives. One of these could be just the thing to delight your Mom with this May!

Floral-inspired gifts to make for mom.

Flower Arrangements with a Creative Twist

1 – Daisies in a Cowboy Boot  Daisies in a boot

If Mom’s a “little bit country” or fancies herself as the original Pioneer Woman, then this whimsical arrangement is sure to have her beaming. And you’ll be smiling, too, since all it takes (see our tutorial) is a bunch of chrysanthemums or daisies placed in a bottle with water, then lowered into a cowboy boot and given a fancy finish with a bandana!

2 – Shabby Chic-style Nosegay in a Teacup Pink mums in a cup
If you’ll be hosting a Mother’s Day tea party, surprise Mom with little bunches of fresh or silk flowers presented in dainty teacups. The shabby chic look will suit the theme perfectly at this May-time occasion.

3 – Flowers in Mini Pots for a Garden-inspired Theme Faux flowers in a pot

A garden party is a lovely way to have family members gather to greet Mom or Grandma. Lay out the prettiest garden-themed decorations, including sweet little pots holding silk roses to adorn the party tables. Mom can continue to enjoy these as Mother’s Day keepsakes on her dresser, desk, or windowsill.

4 – Paper Flowers in a Glass Pitcher image6

Planning an intimate Mother’s Day brunch with a French flair? You can DIY a paper flower centerpiece in a glass pitcher. Then, this can be Mom’s take-home present to remember the day by. (And the pretty pitcher can join her summer entertaining essentials!)

4 – Basket of Fabric Flower Brooches Floral fabric brooch

For a floral arrangement that’s actually a recycled fabric gift idea, craft vintage-style fabric flower brooches and display them in a basket. After the Mother’s Day celebration, the brooches can dress up Mom’s summer outfits, a tote bag, or a straw hat!

5 – Glass Flower Vases in Colorful Wraps Roses wrapped in jar

Here’s another frugal but so pretty idea for DIY floral arrangements. Put bunches of your mother’s favorite flowers such as roses in glass globe vases or recycled jars. Then, bundle each one up in a colored fabric wrap to brighten up different spots in Mom’s home.

6 – Gerbera Daisies in Recycled “Soda Pop Art” Vases Gerberas in pink bottles

Gift Mom with fun, pop art-style arrangements, using recycled soda bottles. Decoupage the empty bottles with multi-colored tissue paper scraps, then place a single daisy in each one. Voila! Pops of cheery color to make Mom smile not just on Mother’s Day.

Delightful DIY Floral Jewelry for Mother’s Day Gifts

1 – Kate Spade-inspired Floral Necklace     Image courtesy of Bromeliad Living

Imagine Mother dear’s delight to receive this vibrant handcrafted floral neckpiece—made by you! Inspired by a Kate Spade original, this clever DIY version by Bromeliad Living uses Dollar Store silk flowers soaked in Mod Podge, coated with finger nail polish, then strung on a ribbon!

2 – Crystal Beaded Flower Necklace  Image courtesy of Crafts Unleashed
You’ll love making this bead and cord necklace for Mom, following the great tutorial and handy materials list we found on Crafts Unleashed. Perfectly flower-pretty for spring!

3 – DIY Geometric Flower Bracelet Image courtesy of Paper N’ Stitch

Yes, those are fresh flowers! Craft a spring-inspired bracelet like this one for Mom—using fresh blooms that she can wear at her Mother’s Day event. Then, you can follow the same process, as shown on Paper N’ Stitch, to make 2 or 3 more with faux flowers for other occasions.

4 – DIY Macrame Flower Bracelet Image courtesy of Macrame Tita

Want to add a bit of boho to Mom’s accessories? See how Macrame Tita combined the thread-knotting process with colored beads to make this exotic-looking macrame floral bracelet. Just modify the colors to match Mom’s faves.

5 – Felt Floral Brooches Image courtesy of Mom Spark

Super-versatile felt makes this flower brooch project from Mom Spark both charming and so easy. Combine different colors of felt flower cutouts and embellish them with embroidered centers and petal details. Sure to add a summery touch to Mom’s outfits!

6 – DIY Flower Headband Image courtesy of With Love, Tiffany

Think of it as “hair jewelry” for the spring to summer season. This floral headband from With Love, Tiffany will give your mom a youthful look for beach outings or picnics—plus you could use the same DIY process to make smaller versions for bracelets.

So Yummy and Pretty Floral Treats

1 – Vanilla Cupcake Flower Bouquet  Image courtesy of See Vanessa Craft

How can Mom (and all of you!) resist this arrangement of frosted cupcakes in a flowerpot via See Vanessa Craft? Check out the step-by-step recipe and assembly tutorial from See Vanessa Craft to make this darling edible gift idea for Mother’s Day.

2 – Cupcake Flower Bouquet By Make Fabulous Cakes via Cake Decor

Another lovely take on an edible floral gift is this buttercream flowers cupcake bouquet via Cakes Decor. Gorgeously realistic-looking frosting creates varied floral effects, all “tied together” with a frosting ribbon around frosting stems.

3 – Jelly Belly Flower Cookie Pops Image courtesy of Jelly Belly

Mom will love these playful floral cookie pops in a pot via Jelly Belly! They are actually sugar cookies decorated with the prettiest flower-colored jelly beans held in place with dots of frosting. Thanks to Jelly Belly.com for the recipe and how-to.

4 – Pansy Shortbread Cookies

Image courtesy of Adventures in Making

How charming are these delicate shortbread cookies with edible pansies in different colors, courtesy of Adventures in Making! Their vintage vibe makes them perfect to serve at a Mother’s Day garden brunch or tea party. Be sure to send more home with Mom in a recycled tea tin, so she can enjoy them afterwards.

5 – Ribbon Rose Cookie Bouquet Image courtesy of Sweet Ambs

More vintage charm in this “ribbon rose” cookie bouquet we found on Sweet Ambs. The pretty ruffled effect is made with stiff royal icing, and the finished stemmed cookies are presented in a glass jar wrapped in burlap and lace.

6 – Edible Flower Cake Image courtesy of Pint-sized Baker

Perfectly capturing the fresh, carefree spirit of spring, this cake topped with edible organic flowers is sure to make Mom’s heart sing! Thanks to Pint-sized Baker for the recipe and cautionary tips on choosing flowers safe to eat.

Flower Craft Gifts Made of Paper for Mother’s Day

1 – Origami Flowers and Stem Holder   Image courtesy of Paper Kawaii.

Oh, the sweet, simple delight of paper flowers! Give Mom a few of these origami flower pots made entirely from paper, following the tutorial from Paper Kawaii. The kids in the family can help make these, too!

2 – Paper Tissue Flower Gift Toppers  Image courtesy of House that Lars Built

These may be meant for gift box toppers, but you can surely think of ways to make them gifts for Mom in themselves. The tutorial from The House that Lars Built shows how to use the basic procedure for paper poms to create these whimsical two-toned tissue blooms.

3 – Origami Floral Bouquet Paper origami bouquet

This unique DIY project is featured in our post on creative bridal bouquets, but would make a long-lasting floral gift for Mom. Just choose from the dozens of online tutorials for origami paper flowers, then gather them into a nosegay to present on Mother’s Day.

4 – Rosette Paper Bouquet  Image courtesy of Crafts Unleashed

If you can source the right ready-to-use craft supplies, you can assemble this adorable rosette paper bouquet gift in a snap. Check out the materials list and procedure from Crafts Unleashed—including the thoughtful “gift coupons for Mom” written on the reverse of each leaf!

5 – DIY Paper Flower Wreath Image courtesy of Poppy Talk

Most Moms love the heartwarming decor touch of a wreath hanging in the home. If your mom is one of them, craft her this paper flower wreath we found on Poppy Talk (believe it or not those are crepe and tissue paper flowers!)—so it can bring her joy all year long!

6 – Spring Wreath with Felt Flowers Image courtesy of Cricut Blog

Spring will definitely be in the air with such a sweet, pastel-colored floral wreath like this one from the Cricut Blog. The felt flower cutouts and the cardstock leaves are glued onto a grapevine wreath to create this fresh accent piece you can gift Mom for her home.

Fun Floral Accessories for Mom

1 – Phone Pouch with Crocheted Flowers     Image courtesy of Dada’s Place

This has got to be the cutest cell phone case for Mom! The plain fabric pouch gets a burst of floral charm with crocheted flowers in spring colors. Such a sweet gift idea from Dada’s Place.

2 – DIY Kentucky Derby Floral Hat Image courtesy of Design Improvised

Mom need not be attending the Kentucky Derby to dress the part! Besides race day and Mother’s Day are just a week apart. So let her have a little fun, then, with this DIY flower-decked hat that you can make from Dollar Store finds—following the tutorial from Design Improvised.

3 – Felt Flower Scarf Image courtesy of Crafty Blog Stalker

This just-for-fun accessory was apparently quite popular a couple of years ago. But why not craft a felt flower scarf as a sort of throwback Mother’s Day gift? The Crafty Blog Stalker provides a simple (and best of all, no-sew!) tutorial to follow.

4 – Floral DIY Clutch Image courtesy of Life Craft Love (the Darice blog)

With plastic canvas as a base, this pretty floral DIY clutch from Life Craft Love (the Darice blog) uses crochet and embroidery to give the finished piece a vintage-style look. Something special for Mom, don’t you think?

5 – Floral Clutch Bag Image courtesy of Knock It Off Kim

Guess what this floral clutch bag is made out of? A lined placemat in a cheery spring print! Then, trimmed with rickrack and a fabric flower. How cool will Mom be using this bright accessory you can make, following the no-sew tutorial from Knock It Off Kim.

6 – DIY iPad/Tablet Case

Image courtesy of Ageberry

Sewing skills needed for this one. But this iPad/tablet case project from Ageberry looks like a practical and pretty gift idea for a techie Mom! Plus, the machine-embroidered flowers on the case cover add a special one-of-a-kind touch.

Other Bellenza posts to visit for floral gift ideas and inspiration:

DIY, Semi-DIY or Buy

  1. Flower ring boxes
  2. Paper flower pomanders
  3. Small gifts or favors using floral-embroidered bags
  4. Soap favors in pretty floral packaging
  5. Lavender gifts in pretty floral packaging
  6. Cookies in flower embroidered pouches

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