Mother's Day calls for flowers.

Sure, you could get a lovely bouquet at the grocery store, but here's a high-tech twist: 3D-printed flowers.

MakerBot offers digital plans for roses and tulips for $4.99. Of course, you need a 3D printer and printing material to make them reality.

Also required: plenty of patience and tinkering skill. Each flower, stem and leaf must be printed and then assembled. Get going now if you want to perfect them in time to celebrate Mom on Sunday.

Looking for an even more unconventional 3D-printed bloom? Check out Thingiverse, where there are plans for flowers of all sorts, designed and submitted by members of the 3D printing community.

(Photo courtesy of MakerBot.)

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