Ok, it’s my favorite week! Not only is it my little man’s birthday today, and mine on Friday, but it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! It’s an eventful week here in the Guido house. Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that I like to celebrate and show every mother in our life not just my own. This important lady can be your aunt, grandma, your best friend, and even your close neighbor. It’s a time to tell every mother that has impacted your life how much you love them and appreciate all they have done for you. It can be a simple gesture like flowers. Flowers put a smile on everyone; you can’t go wrong! Add some pretty textiles to wrap them up with, and you have yourself one cute little mini mother’s day bouquet.
Photos by Ivory Blush Photography
Here is how to create these pretty bouquets…
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D I R E C T I O N S
This really can’t be more simple! 1st, determine how many bouquets you are going to need to make. Head down to your grocery store or flower market and get a couple of different kinds of flowers to create your bouquets. You can, of course, buy the already mixed bouquet of flowers, but I don’t like those type of flowers, so I like to create my own. Whole foods and Trader Joes have a great selection of flowers. While you are out, pick up some different kinds of textiles as well. I like to do 4 of each one. I mean you can’t just give a person one napkin, you gotta give them a set! Anthropologie and Cost Plus World Market are my go to stores for napkins.
Once you get home, put your flowers in water. It’s best to assemble the bouquets at the very last minute. You want to give fresh flowers, not sad dead ones. When you are ready to head out the door, create your bouquets.
Place your napkin on the table and put your assembled flowers on top of the napkin.
You will want to rubber band the flowers and then inclose the flowers by rolling the napkin around the bouquet. Using a pretty ribbon, or a leather holder like I have here, secure the bouquet by placing over the napkin. I used a napkin holder that I had and put the individual ladies names on it. You can quickly do this with a thick ribbon as well.