DIY Mother’s Day Flowers

DIY Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Writing about all of these amazing working mothers has certainly got me thinking about Mother’s Day a little more than I normally would. It has made me want to tell my mother and mother-in-law just how much I appreciate them. Makes me want to snuggle up with the two boys who made me a momma. These DIY Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement tips make giving flowers easy and inexpensive.

Flowers are such a beautiful way to say that you are thinking about someone. But, with prices starting at $50 for a nice small Mother’s Day flower arrangement it is fairly cost prohibitive to many. I typically love giving flowers in addition to a small item that will last for some time or be a sweet treat for that person. Often spending $50 or more on flowers is just out of my budget. Thankfully, I know a few tricks to make a DIY Mother’s Day flower arrangement look like a million bucks.

Tips for DIY Mother’s Day Flowers:

Simple Flower Arrangement

Keep it simple!

Use one flower (or one color scheme) in a low vase to make a simple, but beautiful, flower arrangement. It doesn’t take much time to  make an incredibly easy flower arrangement. Your mom will love it, I promise!

 

Float your flowers for high impact and low cost.

Floating one or two stems or buds of flowers in water is a cost effective way to make a statement. These don’t last as long as some flower arrangements, but they are beautiful! The photo above shows a beautiful black lily floating with the bud of a white rose and some lily grass. If you would like some sparkle, try putting some sequins in your vase as well!

 

 

Use unexpected vessels for your DIY flower arrangement instead of vases.

 

I love using unexpected vessels for flowers. Use bottles, cans, baskets, or boxes to house your arrangement. (You may need to put a small vase or jar in to hold the flowers with water, but the outer vessel can be anything really!) Get a beautiful serving bowl for a gift and put the flowers in it! Two gifts in one. We used picnic boxes for flowers on the tables at my sister’s cheery Summer Wedding. Guests received their lunches in the same boxes so it was a lot of fun seeing them all together.

 

Sprinkle your tea table with flower buds - A Well Crafted Party

 

Sprinkle your table with flower buds!

 

Last year we had a little Mother’s Day tea on the coffee tables in our living room. I simply sprinkled the tables with the buds from a few flowers that I picked up at the store and snipped out of my yard. The table looked festive throughout the entire tea party. The buds do get a bit wilted over a long period of time. But, this was a short tea party so I was able to make a small, low arrangement in a jam jar after the party that I was able to enjoy for a few more days.

 

Want to make some flowers that will last a little longer? Check out the posts below:

 

DIY Cherry Blossom Branches - A Well Crafted Party

Photo by Aubrie Legault – First featured on Hostess with the Mostess

DIY Cherry Blossom Branches

These DIY Cherry Blossom Branches will last for years and are so pretty to look at! A large vase with these sticking out would be a stunning gift.

Mix up your Mother's Day Flower Arrangement by adding in some paper flowers and leaves with real, inexpensive blooms. - A Well Crafted Party

Use Paper Leaves and Flowers to Fill in Real Blooms

I love real flowers. Sometimes when wanting to create a fun, whimsical look and to save money I’ll combine paper flowers and leaves along with inexpensive real blooms.

Make Mom a Tissue Paper Flower Arrangement - A Well Crafted Party

 

Make a Tissue Paper Flower Arrangement for Mom

 

Tissue paper flowers are easy to make, inexpensive and a lot of fun. Plus, they don’t die!

 

What do you like giving mom for Mother’s Day?

 

Personalized Gifts with Custom Printed Ribbon

Personalized Gifts with Custom Printed Ribbon

Epson Ribbon Printer featured on A Well Crafted Party

A while back the good people at Epson sent me this fun little Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit  to try out. I’m a big label maker fan and finding out that Epson made ribbon cartridges so that the label making didn’t have to be restricted to label paper alone, well, it made my day. It has also happened to make nearly all of my gifts just a little bit more special!

Ideas for Customizing your Gifts with the Epson Ribbon Printer featured on A Well Crafted Party

Five Ideas for How to Personalize Your Gifts with Custom Ribbons

  1. Make a simple package stand out by using your recipients names on the ribbon. The image above is a photo of a recent gift I put together for two friends getting married. I found a fun suitcase style metal box and filled it with lots of goodies. I didn’t want to wrap the box because it was so unique… so, topping it off with a personalized ribbon made it look festive while not taking away from the fun package. Bonus– the ribbon can now be used by the recipients in their home or as a tag on a gift that they give!
  2. Forget tags! Use a custom ribbon instead of traditional tags and cards. You can put a cute message on it or simply your “to” and “from.”
  3. Make your own fortunes. Create custom fortunes or messages of love and print onto the ribbons. Use the ribbons in homemade fortune cookies or as a surprise book mark in a gifted book. As I was perusing the Epson site I ran across this awesome idea sharing another way to utilize the ribbon cartridges with the Epson label maker to share messages— Surprise Poppers with Ribbon Messages.
  4. Wrap a message around a bundle of flowers. Spring is here and flowers make for wonderful gifts. Go down to your local market and pick up a bundle of tulips or daffodils, write a sweet message using the label maker and print a ribbon that can be wrapped around the stems of the flowers. Your recipient will end up surprised and delighted with the flowers, and then again when they read your sweet message!
  5. Use them to share a gift that can not be easily wrapped! I love the idea of surprising a loved one with a special gift such as a trip or special outing by printing the gift message on the ribbons, tying around balloons, and delivering to your loved one. I can just imaging someone’s eyes lighting up as they see the balloons and begin to read the message. Wouldn’t that be such a fun way to propose too? Maybe even put the ring INSIDE the balloon!

You can be sure to see some custom ribbons in future posts on this blog. They are so versatile, inexpensive and fun!

What would you use a label maker with ribbon cartridges for?

Thank you to Epson for sending me a label maker with ribbon cartridges to try out for this blog. All opinions and ideas are my own. 

Healthy Holiday Neighbor Gift + Free Printable

Healthy Holiday Neighbor Gift + Free Printable

12 Days of Christmas DIYs // A Well Crafted Party

This post is the last post in my series of the 12 Days of Christmas DIYs for A Well Crafted Party. There are lots of free printables! (Check out my last post in this series: “Wine Gift Tag Free Printables“) Even though I’m done with my  12 Christmas DIYs… I’m not done bringing fun things to the blog! I’ve got some NYE items up (including free party printables) and more holiday beverages to enjoy!


Happy and Healthy Holiday Neighbor Gifts + Free Printables // A Well Crafted Party

 

I work in an office. This time of year the colds start passing from one cubicle to the next. In addition, there is a whole table full of sweet treats in the break room that is HARD to resist. So, when thinking about the ideal affordable, but still welcome co-worker gift I wanted to do something that would encourage a healthful holiday and new year.

Happy and Healthy Holiday Neighbor Gifts + Free Printables // A Well Crafted Party

These co-worker or neighbor gifts are super affordable and can be filled with whatever you find handy. I bought three little honey containers from Trader Joes for less than $7, a box of tea and some citrus fruit to make these little gifts. After wrapping in cellophane and wrapping in a bow I topped it with a printable tag. Yes, I like printables. 😉

How to use the Happy and Healthy Printables:

  1. Click the link below to download the printables, save to your computer.
  2. Print on cardstock in full color.
  3. Cut out the tags.
  4. Use a hole punch on the white circle and thread ribbon through the hole and attach to your gift!

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Happy and Healthy Holiday Neighbor Gifts + Free Printables // A Well Crafted Party

 

 

 

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