Easy Mother's Day Flower Arrangements

Rose petal arrangement
Mother's Day flowers are a classic way to honor Mom, and make great DIY Mother's Day gifts. Our Mother's Day flower arrangements include grape hyacinth, peonies and sweet peas.

Pink Flower Arrangement

In this Mother's Day flower arrangement, a footed dish is home to shades of pink and pops of greenery. This DIY Mother's Day gift is easy to make with a footed dish from any home and garden store. Our arrangement includes roses, ranunculuses and more.

Pitcher of Peonies for Mother's Day

Peonies are a classic and beautiful choice for a Mother's Day flower bouquet, especially because they bloom abundantly April through June. Gather a bunch into a pretty pitcher for a refreshing twist on the traditional vase, and display them inside or outside.

Editor's Tip: Ants tend to be attracted to peony buds, so before bringing them inside, turn them upside down and gently shake out the ants. Or dip the bloom in a bucket of cool water for a few seconds or until all the ants are gone.

Long-Stemmed Arrangement

Lengthy stems on peonies and roses in a shorter vase is an unconventional take on classic Mother's Day flowers. We stuck with the one pink hue whimsically arranged for contemporary consistency.

Succulent Arrangement

We repurposed a glass cloche into a footed dish to house this variety of succulents on a bed of moss. Deep red roses add floral contrast to the succulent leaves.

Wooden Vases

For a natural and earthy look, turn to the trees! Natural wooden vases offer a fresh springtime way to display delicate petals, like these purplish pansies. Pansies are perfect—their smaller blooms work well in smaller, shallower containers.

Platter of Peonies

Dahlias, peonies and ranunculuses look right at home on a tray waiting to be lovingly carried to mom for her well-deserved breakfast in bed. All of the blossoms are in full bloom, which may mean they won't last as long. But it also means they are immediately Instagram-ready.

Blooms in a Bulb Planter

Bulb planters are great for getting your flowers in the ground, but they also make adorable flower containers for Mother's Day. Place a small container inside the planter; fill with water and a dozen stems of your mom's favorite blooms. Narcissus and daffodils pop against the green bulb planter.

Glass Bottle Mother's Day Vase

Surprise Mom with a thoughtful gift, as well as a new use for an old glass bottle. Clean out an old bottle (we used a narrow-necked medicine bottle) and fill with Mother's Day flowers of your choice, such as these cosmos and sweet peas.

Painted Vase

A touch of white paint gives a vintage look to a basic vase. Simply swirl white glass paint inside an old glass. Allow to dry, fill with water, and add a few short-stems, such as cut roses, hellebores and dusty miller leaves. Make sure to trim the stems so they are the appropriate length for the miniature vase. Bold buds and blooms pop against the bright white.

Bold Bouquet

Tulips, carnations, ranunculuses, lisianthuses and roses create a bold and beautiful Mother's Day bouquet. In this bouquet, each stem is about ten inches. The blooms are accentuated with a touch of greenery and tied in a colorful ribbon.


Shallow Blooms

Lilies delicately spill out of shallow, square vases. The varying heights of the blooms, stems, and leaves work together to be a perfect contemporary flare for a kitchen table that is ready for your Mother's Day brunch. 

Pretty Peonies

Pamper your Mom with peonies this Mother' Day. To create the vase, decoupage a piece of lace onto a plain white watertight container. This gift lasts long after the flowers are gone.

Blooming Branches

Tulips and dogwood branches explode out of this narrow vase. The lengthy stems on the tulips stand strong next to the dogwood branches.

Vibrant Blooms in Jam Jar

A clear jam jar is the perfect container for a colorful flower arrangement. Place Mom's favorite fruit around the base of the jar to set the scene for a fun meal together. Tropaeolum majus is our bold bloom of choice.

Beyond the Bloom

Long stems are in! Pink peonies are a traditional Mother's Day flower gift, but there is a way to give Mom a fresh take: going beyond just the bloom. A tall clear vase provides a bold view showcasing bright green stems.

Glass Jar Mother's Day Vase

Place old botanical- and garden-theme postcards inside recycled glass jars for a whimsical Mother's Day gift. Put a handful of pretty pink snapdragons, or another flower on hand, into a small vase and slide the vase into the glass jar.

Pretty in Pink

A mass of pink ranunculuses offers a sweet counterpoint to its rustic country container. Individual cans make arranging easy. Cut stems short, and place a small bunch in each can with water.

Flowering Branches

Mother's Day flower arrangements aren't just about the petals and blooms. Leaves and stems have their place as well! A bundle of snowball viburnum's flowering branches in a vase is a simply gorgeous arrangement.

Spice of Life

If Mom's a chef, a marble mortar can play host to a small clutch of orange-yellow ranunculuses. Cut the stems to 6 inches, and arrange them in a low, tight dome. Tie the gift tag around the pestle.

Fish Bowl Flower Arrangement for Mom

A repurposed miniature fish bowl makes a fun vessel to hold a Mother's Day flower arrangement. Wash out a glass or plastic fish bowl and fill it with water and bright blossoms, such as these cosmos.

Cups in Bloom

Silver cups seem to be in bloom themselves. These miniature Mother's Day flower arrangements are perfect for the Mother's Day brunch table. Roses and peonies are at home on any springtime table.

Dolled Up Daisies

Nothing says spring quite like daisies. Gerbera daisies are the star of this arrangement. If your mom is not a big fan of pink and orange, daisies are also readily available in white, yellow, purple and red.

Bowl of Mother's Day Flowers

For a brilliant bouquet this Mother's Day, group an array of peonies in a low bowl from the kitchen cupboard, and display them in Mom's room or bathroom. Look for varying shades of pink, white, and purple peonies, and stick in some greenery for contrast.

Rose Bowl Float

Hot pink spray roses are especially beautiful displayed behind glass. Float them in stemless wine glasses using warm water to help the petals open fully. Present with a bottle of wine wrapped in decorative paper.

Paper Flowers

In addition to the pastel roses and ranunculuses in this white ceramic vase, Mom gets an extra dose of Mother's Day flowers with the  paper flowers on the vase itself.

Vase of Violet

Is purple your mom's favorite color? A vase of violet hues can be the perfect Mother's Day gift. Choosing a bold vase gives your mom the opportunity to have a bold floral centerpiece featuring lisianthus and hydrangeas.

Oranges and Orange Flowers

Think outside of the box when it comes to making a flower arrangement for Mother's Day. Slices of ripe oranges are not only fragrant, but also are a fun visual plus. Dahlias, transvaal daisies, gerbera jamesonii, gerbera daisies, tulips, and roses are all featured.

Tray of Rosettes for Mom

Create elegant Mother's Day place markers in a snap by placing a single flower (we used roses) in a short drinking glass or a stemless wine glass. Put one at each table setting or gather several onto an attractive tray and use the cluster of blooms as a darling Mother's Day centerpiece.

Rainbow Hues

Mother's Day flowers are a classic gift. Flowers of all colors are springtime options. Choose some blooms that are Mom's favorite hue to show her how much you care. Roses come in all shades, as do peonies, hydrangeas, lilies, and carnations.

Fast Wrap

A quick wrap of decorative paper (wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, or wallpaper) dresses up a cylinder vase filled with tulips, daffodils, poppies, and more. Use double-stick tape to hold the paper in place.

Wrapped-Up Vase

Dress up a plain vase with grosgrain ribbon (usually less than $1 a yard). Hot-glue one end of the ribbon at the bottom, wrap it around the vase in evenly overlapping layers, and glue the other end at the top. Add a ribbon tie, and pin on a tag. After the flowers (like these ranunculuses) fade, the vase makes a cute pencil cup.

Decorated Drinking Glass Bouquet

Make a lovely flower vase for Mom by decorating a large glass. Wrap a simple band of ribbon around a basic glass or candle votive and secure with double-stick tape. Fill the glass with Mom's favorite flower. We used pretty pink peonies here.

Mother's Day Garden Flower Arrangement

For a nature-inspired Mother's Day gift, decorate a small container garden with a wooden bird, a small twig nest, and a couple of glass eggs. Wire the nest to branches secured in the soil to keep it stable. Pink hydrangeas add a springtime pop of color.

Garden Party

What better gift for a gardening Mom than pretty tools for yardwork and a hint at what they can do? Gather a bunch of poppies, wrap a pair of garden gloves around the stems, and bind with twine. Tie on a hand tool to finish the package.

Simple White Vase

Fill a pretty white vase with a simple arrangement of pastel roses. Show Mom how much you care by serving up this arrangement on a tray with her favorite breakfast in bed. Keeping the leaves on some stems adds a little contrast between the pastel roses and the white vase.

Take-out Box Bouquet for Mom

Frosted plastic carryout boxes make perfect, inexpensive containers for Mother's Day bouquets. Buy a couple of different sizes and colors for variety (available at crafts supply stores) and fill with flowers of the same color. Yellow tulips match well with a yellow take-out box.

Editor's Tip: Place the blooms inside a short, water-filled glass before setting the bouquet into the box.

Footed Flowers

A footed dish provides the perfect base on this Mother's Day arrangement. Pink peonies are at the heart of this arrangement, but delphinium, dahlias and anemones add some deeper hues.

Bird's Nest Bouquet for Mom

Give Mom a Mother's Day flower arrangement that signals appreciation for her gift of life. Wire a wreath to the top of a round twig basket to get the look of a bird's nest. Instead of eggs, fill the center with roses and ferns arranged in water-soaked florists foam and moss.

The Write Stuff

A decorative pencil cup is a cute cachepot for a bouquet of anemones. Arrange them in a small vase or drinking glass that sits inside the cup. Tie on colorful pencils and a Mother's Day card with string.

Colors and Citrus

When life gives you lemons, make a gorgeous Mother's Day flower arrangement! The warm hues of gerbera daisies, roses, and lilies go well with lemony yellow. Bonus: The citrusy smell just works with the scent of the flowers.

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