4 Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Flower Arrangements

Whether you're hosting a party or simply feeling lucky, go green this St. Patrick's Day with one of these gorgeous, easy-to-make flower arrangements inspired by the rich hues of the Emerald Isle.

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Photo By: Chelsea Faulkner

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Who says that flowers are reserved for Valentine's Day? With a variety of green-tinted blooms to choose from, St. Patrick's Day is prime for sending a sweet token of luck to a friend or filling your home with vibrant fresh florals. Read on to learn how to create a fun leprechaun garden, sweet DIY paper flowers, a lush vase of romantic fresh blooms or a unique fruit and vegetable arrangement from a variety of seasonal green florals.

Fruits and Veggies

With most of its materials sourced from the grocery store, this unique, punchy arrangement is not only super fresh, but is also a great low-cost alternative to a traditional fresh flower bouquet. Make your own from an assortment of Granny Smith apples, limes, ornamental kale, green hypericum, Bells of Ireland, Italian ruscus, Silver Dollar eucalyptus and lemon leaf greenery. 

What You'll Need:

To make this bouquet, you'll need a large glass beer stein, a Collins glass, thin wood craft dowels, floral leaf ribbon and a selection of fresh fruits, veggies and flowers (listed in previous slide). Place the Collins glass inside the beer stein and fill the space between the two glasses with thin lime slices. With remaining limes and apples, remove produce stickers and insert the sharp end of the wood dowels at an angle into the bottom of the fruit. Line the Collins glass with leaf ribbon, fill with fresh water and arrange flowers and produce as desired. Tip: Cut stems at an angle and place immediately into water for long-lasting results.

Leprechaun Garden

Wow your guests with this St. Patrick's Day take on the classic fairy garden. It's also a great project to do with the kiddos!

Realistic Details

According to Irish folklore, leprechauns enjoy living in seclusion and are attracted to areas where they can bury their many treasures away from prying eyes. To create the ideal leprechaun retreat, surround a miniature fairy cottage with lush green plants, moss, river rocks and, of course, a pot of gold.

What You'll Need:

For this project, you'll need two small wood planters, fresh mood moss, clear plastic wrap, small river rocks, floral tape or clear tape, miniature fairy garden accessories, faux gold gems and five to seven small green potted plants in a variety of shades and heights. Line the insides of both 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 add depth and interest. Create a custom design by staging plants and garden accessories before planting. Once you've achieved the desired look, remove plants from pots, loosen the roots and plant, filling any empty space with potting soil. Lightly water the soil before covering with moss and adding leprechaun garden accessories.

Pretty Paper Flowers

This whimsical paper arrangement will last all season long and its vibrant blooms are easily repurposed for future projects. Follow these simple instructions to make paper tulips, peonies and daisies. To make shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, and bind the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem using floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until desired look is achieved. 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. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.

What You'll Need:

For this arrangement you'll need crepe paper in green, white and gray (I used party streamers), green floral stem wire, green floral tape, paper bind wire, plastic gold coins, moss and a block of dry floral foam. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions on the previous slide to make the paper flowers. Place dry floral foam in a vase, and arrange paper florals into a full, asymmetrical bouquet, placing trailing vines above and below for a whimsical look. Add St. Patrick's Day flair by hot-gluing plastic gold coins to floral stem wire and distributing throughout the arrangement. Finish the bouquet with natural moss and curly willow branches. 

Chic and Romantic

This charming bouquet makes a great St. Patrick's Day dinner centerpiece or a thoughtful gift for good luck. To achieve this high-end look, choose premium flowers such as fresh green hydrangeas, Green Trick dianthus, ornamental kale, green-tinted Mondial roses, white wax flower, Silver Dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus and lemon leaf greenery.

Make Your Own

Although this arrangement looks intricate, it's actually quite simple to make. Place a block of wet floral foam in a wide, low-lying dish, and secure with tape. Cut flower stems long at an angle and insert about 1-1/2 inches into the foam. For best results, place large flowers such as hydrangeas, kale, roses and dianthus first, then fill in with greenery and wax flower until arrangement is lush and full.  

Display and Enjoy

Toast to your good luck (and great style) as you enjoy a gorgeous display of fresh handmade flower arrangements this St. Patrick's Day.

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