Happy Easter Everyone!
I am off to Connecticut to visit family. Enjoy your holiday weekend!
The St. Patrick’s Day Party was on saturday and everything went off great! As usual, we have heaps of left over food but everyone really enjoyed themselves. The crowd was suprisingly shy about the games but once people got goin it was a lot of fun. For St. Patrick’s Day party ideas check out these posts…
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!
For this project you will need:
For a recent Baby Shower I used these pretty paper flowers for decorations. I’ll show you how to use these and other paper craft ideas in your party planning with an upcoming post. For now, follow this tutorial and whip a few up!
I recommend using a hot glue gun on the flower for a cleaner look, but a stapler is still best for the stem and leaves.