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8 flower craft ideas for Mother's Day

blogger Clare Youngs crochet flower gift list mixed media origami paper upcycling video

No doubt your mum would love a beautiful bunch of flowers this Mother's Day, but if you're looking for a homemade gift idea to make her feel extra special, then these floral makes are sure to inspire you.

We've rounded up 8 of our favourite homemade flower gifts so that you can follow the projects or take inspiration to create something truly unique for your mum, your gran or even for yourself! We've chosen these floral crafts for several different reasonscreativity, originality, simplicity–so whatever type of crafting you most enjoy and whatever your ability, we hope there's something in this selection to inspire your homemade Mother's Day gift.

Map Roses

Mother's Day Map Paper Roses

These paper roses are made using old recycled maps and we just love the finished effect! You could make one rose and display in a milk bottle or make a whole bunch for a blooming Mother's Day gift. We found these beautiful map roses on Pinterest and the full project is on the Pillar Box Blue blog so you can have a go yourself! 

Crochet Daffodil

Crochet Daffodil

We saw this beautiful crochet daffodil on Pinterest and had to check out the Simply Crochet Magazine pattern to see how to make it! The bright yellow of the daffodil is the perfect flower to welcome in the sunnier spring days in March and nothing says 'I love you mum' more than a crocheted creation that will brighten up her home for months (or even years!) to come.

Faux Flowers in a Jar

Flowers in a Jar - String art project

There always seems to be an argument against faux flowers, whether you think they look too fake or would just prefer to embrace nature in your home! But the faux flower game is definitely changing and there's a real argument for gifting something that will last a little longer than a week, especially if you can add some personal touches to the flower display yourself. Take this quirky string art project from String Craft; it uses scraps of wood, nails and thread to create a beautiful and unique setting for the flowers. 

Faux, it may be. But fabulous? We certainly think so. 

Tissue Paper Daffodil

Tissue Paper Daffodil - Juliet Carr

If your mum would love a beautiful homemade daffodil this Mother's Day but crochet isn't really your thing, then this large tissue paper creation is the one for you. Paper flower expert and author of Paper Pom Poms and other Party Decorations, Juliet Carr is here to take you through the simple steps in this beginner's video tutorial below, and you can even fold the flower back up for transportation!


Botanical Greeting Card

Botanical Greeting Card - Dotty Online

When we came across DottyOnline, we knew we just had to share this as one of our favourite floral Mother's Day makes! Dorothy Tomalin sells her beautiful homemade stitched artworks on Etsy and you can visit her shop if you'd like to buy one to frame or stick onto a card for your mum. If you love embroidery then perhaps Dotty's design will inspire you to stitch your own floral piece of art!

Origami Rose

Origami Roses in Bloom

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the sweetest. These origami roses would be a lovely way to decorate the table this Mother's Day, or a calming and fun activity for you and your mum to make together. You can follow the full step-by-step project on our Paper Craft Blog and we'd love to hear how you get on in the comments! 

Pressed Pansy Prints

Pressed Pansy Prints - Craftberry Bush Blog

We came across this gorgeous idea on Pinterest and found the full tutorial on the Craftberry Bush blog. Not only do the finished prints create a unique flower pattern for a greeting card or piece of art, but they are actually created using real flowers! Who knew?! The pansies used in this project are so strong in colour that they can dye and print straight onto paper.

Scrap Magazine Collage Bouquet

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After chatting with Clare Youngs earlier this week, we've been in the mood for collage and paper crafting. In this piece she has used magazine scraps to create a wonderful bouquet of flowers and we love it! Whether you fancy making your own card in this collage style or even filling in a few pages of a scrap book for you mum, getting creative is a lovely way to show that you care.


We hope this round up blog post has inspired you to go and create something beautiful and floral for your mum this Mother's Day! We just want you to know that this is not a sponsored post and we really value your thoughts... So which one do you like best? Are you going to give a flower gift a go? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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