Our series “Get Crafty” gives you the inspiration for creating inventive DIY projects during the holidays and year round. Learn to make a beautiful DIY Mother’s Day floral centerpiece for mom or another special woman in your life.

Whether you’re organizing something big for mom this Mother’s Day — like, say, a Mother’s Day wine tasting — or just giving her some time to herself, making her a DIY gift with flowers is a gesture that she will always appreciate.

No matter what kind of celebration you’re planning, this pretty Mother’s Day floral centerpiece will be the perfect finishing touch — and it’s so easy to make, too! (Seriously, anyone can do it.)

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How to make it

I started with 7-inch metal letters that I picked up at a local crafts store. Then, I cut pieces of floral foam to completely fill in the back of each letter. You will need to thoroughly soak the foam; this can be done either before or after placing the foam into the letters.

a photo of a mom floral centerpiece: metal letters and floral foam
a photo of a mom floral centerpiece: flowers stuck in foam
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a photo of a mom floral centerpiece: flowers stuck in M

I used a different flower in each letter — mini carnations, standard carnations, and spray roses — all in the same pink color family. Almost any small flower will work.

  1. Cut the stem of each flower to about 1 inch in length.
  2. Insert each stem directly into the foam.
  3. Continue inserting flowers until you have covered all the foam in each letter.
Mom written in flowers

And that’s all there is to it! Stand each letter upright to display “M-O-M” spelled out in flowers. I also tucked in a few faux butterflies to add a bit of whimsy.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

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