Mother’s Day Centerpiece

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I have been thinking of ways to honor my Mom. I met her and my Dad for lunch yesterday, so I shared a copy of the post I wrote earlier this week. She was a little teary-eyed as she read the reasons I am thankful for her — which, in turn, touched me.

Flowers in Rain Boot

At the age of 47 I’m still so grateful to have both of my parents in my life. I know many people have lost their mothers. However, we often have other special women who have impacted our lives.

My Mom

I decided it would be fun to honor the women in our lives with this simple arrangement of flowers displayed in a rain boot. I purchased a pair of kid’s rain boots along with plastic cups that were small enough to slide down into the legs of the boots and hold water for the flowers.

For the picture above I used some white mums from the grocery store, but you could also use bright carnations or roses, too. I like the monochromatic look, so I keep my flowers all one color. I trimmed the flowers to a similar height and made the arrangement low and compact.

When delivering this arrangement with some fresh flowers for Mother’s Day, I plan to attach a note thanking my Mom for working her “boot-y” off for our family over the years.

This same arrangement would work well for family members or friends who work their booty off in other ways, such as organizing events, leading projects, or planning parties.