How to make a floral arrangement for Mother's Day

Story highlights

  • 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.