4 Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Flower Arrangements

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.

February 19, 2021
Green Flower Arrangements

Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Flower Arrangements

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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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

Leprechaun Garden

Green Potted Fairy Garden

DIY 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!

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

Materials Needed

  • (5-7) small green potted plants
  • (2) small wood planters
  • fresh mood moss
  • clear plastic wrap
  • small river rocks
  • floral or clear tape
  • miniature fairy garden accessories
  • faux gold gems
Materials and Supplies for a Fairy Garden

Leprechaun Garden Materials

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 empty space with potting soil. Lightly water the soil before covering with moss and adding leprechaun garden accessories.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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.

Tight Shot of a Fairy Garden

Leprechaun Garden 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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

To make your own mini garden, line the insides of two rectangular boxes 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 from the craft store.

Fruits & Veggies

Flower Arrangement Made From Apples, Limes, Kale and Green Flowers

DIY Fruits and Veggies Floral Arrangement

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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

Materials Needed

  • large glass beer stein
  • Collins glass
  • thin wood craft dowels
  • floral leaf ribbon
  • Granny Smith apples
  • limes
  • ornamental kale
  • green hypericum
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Italian ruscus
  • Silver Dollar eucalyptus
  • lemon leaf greenery
Materials Shot for a DIY Flower Arrangement

Materials Need: Fruit and Veggie Flower Arrangement

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 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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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. 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. Pro Tip: Cut stems at an angle and place them immediately into water for long-lasting results.

Pretty Paper Flowers

Green, White and Gray Paper Flowers

DIY Paper Flower Arrangement

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 craft DIY shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, then 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 DIY trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Use floral tape to attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire and shape the wire as desired. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

Materials Needed

  • green, white and gray crepe paper
  • green floral stem wire
  • green floral tape
  • paper bind wire
  • plastic gold coins
  • block of dry floral foam
  • moss
Supplies to Make Paper Flowers

Paper Flower Materials

For this arrangement you'll need crepe paper in green, white and gray (I used crepe paper 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 your own paper flowers. Place dry floral foam in a vase and arrange paper florals into a full, asymetrical bouquet, 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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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 the 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. 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 them throughout the arrangement. Finish the bouquet with natural moss and curly willow branches.

Chic + Romantic

Bouquet of Fresh Green Flowers

Chic and Romantic St. Patrick's Day Flower Arrangement

This charming bouquet makes a great St. Patrick's Day dinner centerpiece or a thoughtful gift of 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.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

Materials Needed

  • block of wet floral foam
  • wide, low-lying dish
  • waterproof floral tape
  • green hydrangeas
  • Green Trick dianthus
  • ornamental kale
  • green-tinted Mondial roses
  • white wax flower
  • Silver Dollar eucalyptus
  • Italian ruscus
  • lemon leaf greenery
Flowers, White Vase and Floral Foam

Materials and Supplies Needed for a Green Floral Arrangement

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 1.5 inches into the foam. For best results, place large flowers such as hydrangea, kale, roses and dianthus first, then fill in with greenery and wax flower until arrangement is lush and full.

Photo by: Chelsea Faulkner

Chelsea Faulkner

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, ornamental kale and green-tinted roses. 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 the 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 the arrangement is lush and full.

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