How to Draw a Mother’s Day Flower

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Since the dawn of human history, flowers have been given as gifts. In ancient times, flowers often held religious meanings. For example, in ancient Greece, flowers were given to the family of a deceased person to prevent the haunting of the living. In ancient Rome, brides carried bouquets of flowers to scare away evil spirits.

In Victorian Europe, floriography, the "language of flowers" was used to send secret messages. The type of flower, color, and arrangement all "said" something to the receiver of the gift. Flower dictionaries helped people to decode the message. Some of these symbolic meanings are used to this day.

Today, flowers are still frequently given as gifts. They often mark special occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or the birth of a baby. The may also be given to say "I love you" or "I'm sorry." Certain holidays, such as Valentine's day, are also associated with flower giving.

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The holiday known as Mother's Day is celebrated throughout the world. Children often give their mothers or grandmothers hand drawn cards, flowers, or small gifts. Adults may give a red carnation, the official flower of Mother's Day, to their mothers. In some areas, it is also the custom to leave white carnations on the graves of the deceased.

Would you like to draw a flower for your mom? Perhaps you'd even like to make your own greeting card. This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help you say, "Mom, I love you."

All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. Likely, you will also desire crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to add color to your gift.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cherry Blossoms, Tulip, and Lily.

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Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​​​ a Flower for Mother's Day

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 1

1. ​​​Begin by drawing the flower's stem. Draw two curved lines, narrowly spaced and connected at the bottom.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 2

2. ​​​Next, draw the sepals, or green, leaf-like petals at the base of the flower. For each sepal, draw two curved lines, meeting at the bottom in sharp points. Do not connect the lines at the top. Then, use a curved line to connect the farthest edges of the sepals, enclosing this portion of the flower.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 3

3. ​​​​​Next, draw the blossom of the flower. Extend a long, curved line from each side of the sepal. Then, from each of these lines, draw a shorter, curved line towards the center of the flower. These lines form the exterior petals. Finally, enclose the flower by using two curved lines to form the third and final petal.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 4

4. ​​​Draw a leaf extending from the flower's stem. Use two curved lines, and allow them to meet in a rounded point at the leaf's tip. Draw a curved line from the base of the leaf to its center to indicate the vein. Detail the flower by drawing curved lines from the sepal to the center of the flower.


How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 5

5.​​ ​​​​Write the word "Mom" above the flower, using curving letters.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 6

6.​ ​​​​​​​Draw a curved rectangle beneath the word "Mom," overlapping the stem of the flower. This will become a banner.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 7

7. ​​Erase the guide lines from within the banner.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 8

8.​​​ ​Write the words "I Love You" inside the rectangle.


How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 9

9.​​ ​Draw curved lines beneath the word "Mom" to make your picture extra fancy.

How to Draw Mother's Day Flower: Step 10

10. ​​​​​ ​Color your picture. How will you color your flower? What is your mom's favorite color? Many people give their mothers red flowers called carnations on Mother's Day.

Don't stop now! Check out our plant drawing guides for a full bouquet of beautiful flowers, including roses, tulips, daisies, and more. If you need to add a little love, check out our heart drawing guides.

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