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Fun, floral, iso style activities for you and your mum

With Mother’s Day fast approaching we have put together a list of our favourite activities that you can do with (or for) your mum this Mother's Day (even if it is via zoom). 

It goes without saying that all these activities are just a little prettier accompanied by some Daily Blooms. 

Cook delicious floral treaties

For those who have embraced a bit of iso eating (read treating), there are so many delicious floral foods that you can whip up this Mother’s Day.  Our top picks are Lavender Ice cream and Rose Water Turkish Delights.
 
Lavender Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup mild honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried edible lavender flowers
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
This recipe is straight out of Epicurious. Click here for the method.

 
Rose Water Turkish Delight

  • Olive oil spray
  • 860g (4 cups) caster sugar
  • 1L (4 cups) water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 3 tablespoons gelatine powder
  • 130g (1 cup) cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons rosewater essence
  • Red food colouring
  • 300g (2 cups) icing sugar mixture

  This recipe is from Taste. Click the link for the method. 

Lavender Ice Cream

Learn to paint flowers with watercolour

Pop on your art smock and line up your brushes because it’s time to get artistic. Learn how to paint your favourite blooms like poppies, tulips, cherry blossom and delphinium with this online tutorial

We are thinking hand-made gorgeous cards this year and little watercolour prints made just for your mum.

Get crafty with some flower pressing

Pick your favourite blooms from the garden or deconstruct your daily blooms bouquets and chose your favourite flowers to press.

The easiest methods for DIY flower pressing are below:

Use a flower press.

Place your favourite bloom between two pieces of paper in the flower press and tighten the wingnuts and bolts. You will need to change the paper sheets every four days to help prevent browning. Your flower will need to be pressed or three to four weeks.

You can find yourself a gorgeous little flower press at sow n sow 

Flower Pressing

Use a heavy book

Dust off your heaviest coffee table books and create an old school flower press. Place your favourite flowers between two sheets of baking paper and place in the middle of a sturdy hardcover book weighed down by more heavy books and objects.

Wishing all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, aunties and carers a Happy Mother's Day. 

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