- A homemade bouquet of flowers can make a great impression on Mother's Day
- Atlanta-based florist Allison Song describes her step-by-step process
- Choose a mixture of larger blooms, filler flowers and greenery
(CNN)When you're a kid, gifting your mom a dried macaroni necklace is cute and endearing.
But as the years go by, those handmade Mother's Day gifts are often replaced with waning text messages and last-minute calls.
Making a gift for your mother doesn't have to be difficult. If needlework, oil painting or stone-carving are not your forte, don't fret: An elegant bouquet of flowers is easy to arrange and makes a great impression.
In the gallery above, Atlanta-based florist Allison Song shows a step-by-step process for making a floral arrangement.
First, Song stops by a local farmer's market to purchase her flowers, which often include roses, chrysanthemums, zinnias, lavender, dahlias and tulips.
"I usually go for a variety, so a mixture of larger blooms mixed with filler flowers -- and of course greenery to create more texture," she said.