The grape hyacinth's characteristic tiny fruit-shape blooms make gorgeous Mother's Day flower gifts. Despite their delicate appearance, these plants are tough enough to use in live arrangements. Your mom will be able to enjoy their spring cheer for days, misting lightly to keep them fresh, then planting them outdoors to bloom again the following year. A footed dish provides an ideal platform for grape hyacinths nestled into a stylized bird's nest with moss.
This unique Mother's Day gift starts at the garden supply store! Buy a pot of blooming grape hyacinths or dig up a small clump from your garden. Gently rinse the soil off the bulbs and roots. You can buy an imitation bird's nest from a craft store, or make your own out of thin twigs wrapped together with floral wire. The moss can be faux or real.
Carefully wrap a rubber band around the group of stems, near the base. Tighten the rubber band just enough to hold the stems upright.
This step proves that homemade Mother's Day gifts don't have to be complicated. All you need to do is gently place the clump of bulbs in the nest.
Tuck pieces of moss around the stems to cover the bulbs and hold the stems in place. Now you're all set to display your flower arrangement on a footed pedestal. Be sure to water the hyacinths lightly each day to keep the roots moist. For an additional element to this handmade Mother's Day gift, you can fill the base with candy or other sweet treats. This project would also make a wonderful centerpiece for a Mother's Day brunch!