Bold cardstock flowers make beautiful Mother's Day cards. Celebrate mom with a happy homemade card. We'll show you how to create stunning paper peonies, roses, daisies, and ranunculus. Plus, get our must-try ideas for sweet handmade Mother's Day gifts.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
April 20, 2017

Colorful cardstock is all you need to create beautiful blooming Mother's Day cards. Brighten her day with a handmade card that's sure to make her smile. Plus, get our best ideas for using paper flowers to create a DIY Mother's Day gift.

Paper Flower Cards

To create these DIY gift tags, create a

paper bloom

. Mix and match her favorite colors—we used a bold palette of pink, orange, and teal. Glue the finished flower to a plain white gift tag and finish with a pretty handwritten message to Mom. These helpful tips for creating DIY calligraphy make it easier than ever.

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Beautiful Blooms

Add a little something extra to your Mother's Day flower arrangement! Dress up store-bought blooms with a quick tissue paper wrap and handmade tag. Let the colorful paper flowers pop by choosing a simple bouquet of fresh white flowers. For an in-season Mother's Day gift, select spring blooms like tulips, peonies, and lilacs.

Paper Flower Gift Toppers

Gift Mom a gift that's as beautiful as she is. A vibrant mix of paper flowers makes plain packages pop! For a bold look, vary the size, styles, and colors of the flowers and add a few colorful leaves. Wrap gifts with colorful paper and twine. Attach flowers with double-sided sticky foam to enhance their 3-D effect.

Pretty Picture

Framing an array of paper flowers puts a fun 3-D spin on the

free paper flower template

, or get creative and make a variety of stunning paper flowers. A classic white frame allows the colorful flowers to pop.

Blooming Vase

White paper flowers transform an inexpensive crafts store vase into a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift. The monochromatic scheme looks polished and expensive, with or without the added fresh flowers. Attach cardstock flowers to the vase using a hot-glue gun. Want to personalize it for Mom? Instead of white flowers, use shades of her favorite colors.

Comments (1)

April 24, 2018
These are so gorgeous! My mom will be visiting us right around Mother's Day and this is a perfect craft for my boys to do.