DIY Mother’s Day Submerged Floral Arrangement


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 Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a legit mommy’s girl. As an only child every year, I have the honor of planning Mother’s Day celebrations all by myself. It used to be the trio – my Grandma Sylvie, mommy and me. But with Grandma gone, it’s just us now. Mother’s Day falls in May and May has always been one of my favorite months because it’s also my mom’s birthday month. That’s another reason to make the celebrating even more special. What I never shared here before is that last Mother’s Day ended up bittersweet for my little family. The Princess Fairy was hospitalized that Friday and was released on Mother’s Day. The role of a mother doesn’t get clearer than being in the hospital with your 3-year-old but having your baby home healthy and well on Mother’s Day is a blessing. It made me really appreciate my own mom and all that she did and still does for me. More importantly, I was grateful that she kept The Super Knight happy and healthy while I cared for my daughter. The fact that I am always able to count on her and her strength as a mom and now grandmother made me really want to show her my appreciation. I am not always the best at showing how much she means to me but this year I want to ensure that she has the #BestMomsDayEver.

As a little girl, I would make her cards on the floor in my bedroom and color them way past my bedtime.  This year, I have the “One-Stop Shop” at Walmart with tons of Mother’s Day gifts and cards to make my job easier. My mom loves flowers, cards, and brunch. So I decided to make her a DIY submerged floral arrangement, gift it to her with a Mother’s Day card and invite her out to brunch with my little tribe. I know all of this will make her heart sparkle especially hanging with us *slightly kidding*. I’m no florist so I like to cheat a bit with submerged floral arrangements. I love submerged arrangements because even a non-florist like me can work some wonders. My 221-month-oldson, The Super Knight helped out so you know it’s easy. Plus they look great outdoors and my mom just can’t stay inside.

If you’re thinking about making one too, here’s how I did it:

You’ll need the following:


  • A vase. I used a cylinder style vase.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Water


Style your flowers in vase as desired.


Add Water.

Voila! You’re done.


I wasn’t kidding when I said it was easy.


I found the perfect American Greeting Mother’s Day card in the Walmart “One-Stop Shop”. The words couldn’t be more appropriate, it was as if I wrote them myself.


The floral design complemented the submerged floral arrangement oh-so-well.



How are you going to make this Mother’s Day the #BestMomsDayEver?

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  • Cindy

    I am always looking for new ideas for Mothers day. You get to a point when you’ve been your mom most all typical gift ideas. I like the submerged flowers. That is really unique. its a great twist on a flower bouquet! I love this with a simple loving card! Great idea!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Oh yes Cindy, I love finding a new twist to an old favorite.

  • What a fun gift idea! I’ve never seen these types of arrangements before and my mom would have loved them. #client

    • RattlesandHeels

      It’s really is fun and easy. You should try making one.

  • Beautiful presentation, and the colours are very appropriate for that special day. I personally do not like set dates for the celebration of the family members, and really believe it is a little annoying – having said that I try to make my parents know as often as I can that I care, and love them. Thanks for sharing!

    • RattlesandHeels

      That’s awesome Milosz I know there are other people who feel the same way you do about these holidays.

  • Aww..this is amazing! So easy and the Super Knight is a great helper! I know Mimi will love it.

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you Vee! He sure is 🙂 She will

  • So pretty! I absolutely love floral arrangements so I will have to try something like this with my little guys. Your helper is so cute…I bet he will spoil you rotten on Mother’s Day!


    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you Amanda 🙂 He spoils me everyday. He’s a joy!

  • I love submerged floral arrangements! I had them all over my wedding, and they were beautiful! I love how you used this for mothers day, what a great idea!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Oh, that must of been a gorgeous wedding.

  • Fiona Naughton

    Those flowers are so pretty! I really like this as it’s so easy to do but I never even thought of submerging my flowers in water before. This is a lovely gift for Mother’s Day and would be so pretty on the table for dinner 🙂

    • RattlesandHeels

      Yes, Fiona perfect for the dinner table.

  • I love the look of submerged flowers! And Walmart has one of the best card selections. #BLMGirl

    • RattlesandHeels

      They really do!

  • MJ

    Love the arrangement. Simple and beautiful. I’ve been pondering what to get my mom for Mother’s Day. She has been beyond amazing to me since I became a mom. I can’t afford what she is worth.

    • RattlesandHeels

      I completely agree MJ! Grandmothers are priceless.

  • Kasi Perkins

    That arrangement is so cool, and who knew it was that easy to make! Thanks for sharing! #BLMGirl

    Kasi |

    • RattlesandHeels

      No problem Kasi

  • I love the submerged floral arrangement. So quick and easy! Thanks for sharing! #BLMGirl

    • RattlesandHeels

      No problem Rondra 🙂

  • Lauren Harmon

    Such a beautiful (and special) way to spoil mom on her day! I am making my mom a mermaid themed gift basket because mermaids are her favorite and I think making a submerged floral arrangement with a mermaid included would be a ton of fun! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    • RattlesandHeels

      Oh, this fits perfectly for the Mermaid theme. Have fun!

  • Geanine

    The submerged floral arrangement is beautiful, I have never even considered to try that. We have a routine we indulge in every Mothers Day, and sadly they never include flowers. After seeing your arrangements I may have to change that 🙂

    • RattlesandHeels

      Yes, you should definitely try it 🙂