Bag of tricks

Sure, your mom loves getting flowers every year. But why not give her something a little more creative this Mother's Day? Associate home editor Karen Eull tells you how

To create this pretty and practical gift, we filled one of the season’s trendy straw bags with mini-pots of spring tulips and gerbera daisies.

Even after the spring flowers fade, mom will still have a gorgeous new accessory to brighten up her summer. (Just be sure to line the purse with a plastic bag to protect it from loose soil.)

Straw bag, Winners, $19.99