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DIY Mother's Day Gifts

17th February, 2024

Mums are the superheroes of the world. The late-night feeders, the knee patcher-uppers, the secret keepers and the one person you know you can turn to no matter what. That's why we LOVE homemade Mother's Day gifts – putting in the graft to let that leading lady in your life know how much you care.

Whether you're the crafty sort or rarely dabble in glue and glitter, we have some of the best make-it-yourself gift ideas to try out. (And of course, if you’d rather leave the crafting to someone else, our florists will be happy to help.)


Create beautiful flower coasters

Everyone has a memory of their mum yelling 'coaster!', so there’s no doubt this crafty gift will go down a treat. We love the idea of using fresh flowers from the garden, pressed or dried into a resin case for a long-lasting gift, something that’ll tell a story for years to come.

You will need

  • A resin kit – You can pick these up online or in a craft shop.
  • A mould – Grab a basic circular mould from your local craft shop or find them online.
  • Pressed flowers – Our flower pressing guide should help you prep your blooms. We're big fans of lavender, carnations and rose petals. If you need some inspiration, take a look at our top flowers for Mother’s Day.


  1. Mix up your resin, following the instructions on the packaging.

  2. Pour the resin into your mould but stop halfway.

  3. Add your dried flowers, carefully placing them on top.

  4. Pour the rest of the resin into the mould to seal them inside.

  5. Leave this to set for at least 24 hours, then pop the coaster out and you're done! You might just need to sand the edges just to finish things off.


Say it with dried flowers

We know flowers have the power to tell your story in all its beautiful detail, to show someone just how much they mean to you. Drying the flowers means this story can last even longer, your thoughts and emotions preserved like magic.

Pick up a bouquet you know she'll love and take the time to separate the flowers. Then, carefully dry them out – our guide to drying flowers will take you through this step by step.

Some of our favourite blooms to include in a dried display are:

  • Roses – dry them out while they're still in bud for a sweet addition to your bouquet.
  • Gypsophila – these give a wild, rustic feel to any arrangement when dried.
  • Lavender – smells great, looks great and can be added to a bouquet using cuttings from the garden.

You could also add:

  • Hare's tail grass (or bunny tails) – you’ll find this fluffy-topped dried grass online, or in a florist shop or craft store, in a wide range of colours.
  • Pampas grass – this dried grass adds a lovely texture and bohemian vibe to any dried bouquet. Plus, it lasts up to three years!

Design your own DIY bath bombs

Give your mum the gift of an indulgent bath with homemade bath bombs featuring real flowers. It's a fun craft to try in the run-up to Mother's Day and if you perfect it, you’ll have an easy-to-make gift for every occasion.

We recommend following the steps in this guide from BBC Good Food. You'll need to invest in some 'ingredients', but you can make a fair few bath bombs out of it (you could even save one for yourself).

Make bath bombs using items from around the home such as silicone baking moulds – we're thinking heart or star-shaped designs. You can even use everyday moulds like cleaned out yoghurt pots and ice cube trays.

Add dried chrysanthemum petals, rosebuds and lavender flowers to the final design, each with their own wellbeing properties, to really pamper your mum.


Brew Some Bath Tea

Mum not a fan of fizzy bathwater? No worries, swap your bath bomb for some bath tea instead. But this isn't your boiling water and teabag affair.

Bath tea is made up of Epsom salt, dried flowers and essential oils to create a lush mixture that can be sprinkled into the bathwater for a truly indulgent soak – and she definitely deserves that!

You will need

  • Epsom salts – you can buy large bags of this from the supermarket or pharmacy.
  • Dried lavender – this plant is known to be calming and smells great in hot water. Take cuttings from your garden if you can.
  • Dried rose petals – add a little luxury to bath time by taking a bouquet of roses and drying out the petals.
  • Dried chrysanthemum petals – known for its medicinal properties, this is a must for any soak in the bath.
  • A large jar with a lid – we love ones with cork lids for that modern Scandi touch.


  1. Take your Epsom salts and pour these into the jar until it's half full.

  2. Layer your dried flowers on top of the salt. We like starting with dried yellow chrysanthemum petals, then lavender and finishing with rose petals.

  3. Pop the lid on and dress up your jar with a ribbon and a label that lists what's inside. Easy!


Make a cupcake bouquet

We love a floral bouquet but if your mum has a sweet tooth, she'll appreciate this one. Featuring edible flowers and a whole load of frosting, it's where blooms meet baking.

You will need

  • Ribbon – you’ll use this to tie your bouquet together.
  • Cupcakes – make some cakes in your mum’s favourite flavour – whether that’s chocolate, carrot cake or an always popular vanilla sponge.
  • Edible flowers – decorate your cake with edible blooms, like pansies, rose petals and violas. Or if you like a challenge, why not make fondant flowers for added decoration?
  • Wooden skewers – these are to stick into the cakes to create stems and form the bouquet.


  1. Bake your cupcakes and leave them to cool before decorating with frosting and topping with edible flowers.

  2. Grab your skewers and gently push one into each cupcake, creating the illusion of stems (the cakes will be the flower heads).

  3. Take your ribbon and carefully tie your flowers together. For a final touch, you could wrap some brown paper around them to add to that bouquet feel.

  4. And you're done! You should have a cute, edible cupcake bouquet that everyone can enjoy when popping round to see your Mum on Mother's Day.

Which homemade Mother's Day gift are you going to try? Let us know in the usual social media places, we’d love to see your efforts. Or if it’s all feeling a bit much remember you can leave it to our florists. Using all their skill and care, they’ll handcraft a bouquet that tells your mum just how much she means to you.


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