Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be difficult. You want to find something that will demonstrate your appreciation and love but are overwhelmed with the many options. Audrey Gruss, Founder of Hope Fragrances, has an excellent gift idea that the mother in your life will love: a homemade and personalized Floral Bouquet. Follow along as Audrey Gruss assembles a magnificent floral arrangement that will delight all this Mother’s Day.
Whether you have an idea in mind or are looking for inspiration, it is easy to make a beautiful Mother’s Day floral arrangement right at home. The first step is to stroll through your nearby flower district or local florist, noting the flowers that inspire you or that you are drawn to. Based on the size of the flowers and how tightly packed you want the arrangement, you should aim to acquire 20-30 individual stems of around 5 different flowers.
To start your bouquet, fill an empty vase of your choice with cool water. Audrey recommends using a small and delicate vase or something that represents the style of the mother in your life. Add a few drops of Miracle-Gro for Fresh-cut Flowers to the water extend the life of the floral bouquet. Don’t forget to have a clipper ready to cut the stems to appropriate lengths.
CHOOSE THE FOCAL POINT
Does she have a favorite flower? If so, make this the focal point of your homemade Mother’s Day floral arrangement. If not, choose a flower in one of her favorite colors, or one that is reminiscent of the invigorating Spring season.
Audrey Gruss chose a Ranunculus to be the main essence of her display. Ranunculus is a flower with layers of bright and luscious petals, making it a strong focal point. The bubblegum pink and green hybrid Ranunculus sets the stage to an uplifting floral display. Take a few of your chosen flowers and criss-cross them in the vase to create a full look. Make sure the flowers reach just over the top of the vase. Audrey chooses to use four large flowers. Depending on the size of your vase, make sure the focal flowers take up at least 50% of the floral bouquet.
ADD IN THE ROSES
Her heart will skip a beat with the lavish inclusion of Spray Roses. Audrey chooses pink and yellow Spray Roses to complement the personalized floral arrangement. Spray Roses are miniature roses with multiple rosebuds. The contrast between the blooming roses and the buds give off a sense of wistfulness—that someday all wishes shall come to bloom.
Playfully toss in some regular English roses for a full-bodied effect. Don’t be afraid to play with color here. Audrey used two different colors of Spray Roses – yellow and pink. Use clippers to maintain a consistent length in each stem throughout the bouquet.
Audrey selects the white Lisianthus as the essential white flower to balance the colorful arrangement. The delicate white flower petals of the Lisianthus are the perfect accent that brings elegance and grace to the arrangement. The flower signifies appreciation and gratitude thus making it a perfect flower for Mother’s Day.
THE FINAL TOUCH
Add a fragrant flower, if you are so inclined, to fill out the arrangement. Audrey Gruss chooses the precious lavender Lisianthus as the finishing touch for this lovely bouquet. The purple adds a charming and playful spark, giving it vibrant character and strength and the scent is mesmerizing and soothing. She created two symmetric bundles of the purple flowers to complete the personalized Mother’s Day flower bouquet.
Voila! Here is the beautiful, personalized Mother’s Day bouquet from our very own Hope Fragrances Founder Audrey Gruss. This uplifting bouquet is a creation of love, beauty, and hope. Happy Mother’s Day to all!
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