What I am showing you now is an unfinished sample, but I hate to buy my flowers so far before the St. Patrick’s Day Party!
Here is a cute and simple flower arrangement for your party this year. Ours will even be used as a prize for the guests that win our Limerick Contest! (party guests get a card with lines like; “There once was a man named Sheamus” or “There once was a man from Cork”, and they get to complete the rest of the rhyme)
For this you will need the gel bead used in flower arranging. You can find them at JoAnn’s near the flower arranging supplies, just make sure you get the clear ones! You can also search for Water Smart Crystals which you can in larger quantities for a better price. I went with these because I will be making four arrangements. On the can it shows them being used in soil but they can also be used without. A little goes a very long way! Just keep adding water and they’ll keep getting bigger!
The glass beer mugs I managed to find at the dollar store. Look around for a good bargain!
Add water to the crystals and one or two drops of yellow food coloring. It wont take much but you do have to stir it in well.
The beer mug will be topped off with tightly packed white carnations…a budget friendly flower that in this case closely resembles beer foam! If you’re making and displaying them straight away you can just clip the flowers and tuck them in with the stems short enough to let them fit right on top of the rim.
If you’re going to put them together ahead of time, dip the ends of the stems in hot wax to seal them off. Otherwise your carnations will suck up the yellow food coloring!
Check out all of my other St. Patricks day tutorials under the How To link. Theres plenty more to come!