St. Patrick's Day Florals You Can Display 365 Days a Year
We love these all green, easy-to-make flower arrangements as a seasonal centerpiece or...just because.
Whether you're hosting a St. Patrick's Day party or just simply love flower arrangements, there's something soothing about green-tinted blooms that instantly bring a fresh look to a home. Our resident flower arranger, Chelsea, created four green arrangements inspired by the Emerald Isle that you can easily recreate. (One even includes a pot of gold!)
Romantic + Intricate
Going for a high-end look doesn't have to be complicated. To recreate this beauty, combine hydrangeas, Green Trick dianthus, ornamental kale, green-tinted Mondial roses, white wax flower, Silver Dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus and lemon leaf greenery. To assemble, place a block of wet floral foam in a wide, low dish and secure with tape. Cut flower stems at an angle and insert 1 1/2 inches into the foam, placing larger flowers first, followed by greenery and wax flower.
Put a twist on the classic fairy garden, and create a garden for leprechauns instead. To get the look, line the insides of two small wood planters with plastic wrap, and secure with tape around the top rims. Fill the bottom of each planter with a handful of small river rocks for drainage, then stack the planters to create visual appeal. Fill planters with lush green plants, and lightly water the soil before covering with moss.
Don't forget the garden accessories! Include plenty of moss, a tiny wooden house and a pot of gold (small gold ornaments).
Budget-Friendly + Fresh
You can source most of the materials from the grocery store to make this anything-but-ordinary flower arrangement. To get the look, combine Granny Smith apples with limes, ornamental kale, green hypericum, Bells of Ireland, Italian ruscus, Silver Dollar eucalyptus and lemon leaf greenery. First, place a Collins glass inside a beer stein, and fill the space between the glasses with thin lime slices. Insert the sharp ends of wood dowels at an angle into the bottom of the remaining fruit. Line the Collins glass with leaf ribbon, fill with water and arrange flowers and fruits on the dowels.
Whimsical Paper Flowers
These vibrant beauties will last all year long because they're made from white and green crepe paper. Follow these instructions to make tulips, peonies and daisies. You can make shamrocks by cutting four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper and binding the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem with floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until you get the desired look. To make trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire using floral tape, and shape the wire as desired. Assemble by placing floral foam in a vase and inserting flowers in foam in desired arrangement. Hot-glue plastic gold coins to floral wire throughout to add some St. Patrick's Day flair. Finish with moss and curly willow branches.