15 Mother’s Day Centerpieces That Even a Kid Could Arrange

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What would Mother’s Day be without flowers? All the fresh blooms are in season, and we’ve yet to meet a mom who doesn’t like to receive flowers on that special Sunday in May.

But before you head to the florist or your favorite online flower site, we’ve found plenty of easy arrangements that you can DIY. Many of them you can make from grocery store bouquets, your back garden, or by picking up just a few stems instead of a pricey pre-made bouquet. And even if artful arranging isn’t your forte, we promise these are so easy even a child could arrange them.

  • Supermarket Upgrade – Gardenista: Take one bunch of ranunculus, sift through the stems, and find the best ones to display in individual bottles. Cutting the stems to different lengths will make the centerpiece even prettier.
  • Rainbow Daisies – Papery & Cakery: There’s little arranging that goes into this pretty centerpiece, instead all it takes is tinting the water in your vase.
  • Wild Violet Coupes – Design*Sponge: Wild violets are likely to be in bloom depending on where you live. And all it takes to make these simple centerpieces is a trowel and a couple of coupes.
  • Tea Cup Roses – Project Wedding: The trick to getting the perfect tea cup arrangement is to stick with one or two kinds of flowers and cut the stems little by little to find the perfect length.
  • Cake Stand Centerpiece – Southern Living: This takes a bit more practice to get the cascading effect, but sticking stems in flower foam is child’s play.
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  • Simple Leaves – Better Homes & Gardens: You don’t have to do flowers for Mother’s Day. Beautiful leaves in tall vases are just as great for a fresh centerpiece.
  • Tonal Tulips – Ashley’s Flowers: Technically you can buy this arrangement, but we think it would be just as easy to DIY. Use a few of the tulip leaves to wrap the bunches together in a long vessel.
  • Hydrangea Arranging – A Beach Cottage: Hydrangeas have to be one of the easiest flowers to arrange. Individual stems in bud vases look like full, ready-made bouquets.
  • Baby’s Breath Only – The Frosted Petticoat: You might still think baby’s breath is a filler flower, but the delicate buds can look great on their own. And like hydrangeas, they can be arranged in just one step.
  • Floating Blooms – Cathy Heck: Put those stemless wineglasses to good use by floating simple blooms like these camelias in them.
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  • Lily of the Valley Julep Cups – DK Designs: Don’t put those mint julep cups away quite yet! They are perfectly sized for the dainty bells of Lily of the Valley.
  • Flower Bowls – The Sweetest Occasion: The trick to creating this simple arrangement is to tape off a grid over the bowl to keep flowers in place.
  • Egg Cup Arrangement – Martha Stewart: Tiny blooms call for tiny vessels, and your egg cups can make a perfect vase for simple flowers with or without an egg shell.
  • Succulent Boxes – Elizabeth Anne Designs: The beauty of these simple succulent arrangements is that they will last long after your Mother’s Day brunch is over.
  • Action Figures – Open Studio: Okay, this one just gave us a chuckle. Who wouldn’t want their Mother’s Day flowers in the hands of a superhero?
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