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St. Patrick's Day Arrangements

Martha and Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart Living editorial director of decorating, make whimsical St. Patrick's Day arrangements.

Introduction

For a St. Patrick's Day arrangement, use a combination of naturally green Prado carnations and regular white carnations that are dyed green using this simple coloring technique.

Care Tips
To care for your arrangement, water until the oasis overflows. (When it overflows, it is full.) Mist the arrangement, and keep it in a cool spot.

Additional Flowers
Martha and Kevin also made a green arrangement using the following flowers: snowball vibernum, sweat william, lady's mantle, green spider mums, hydrangeas, hellebores, euphorbia, bells of Ireland, trachellium, crystal white, hypericon, green tea roses, super green roses, peppermint, green parrot tulips, and ming fern. Kevin uses an Alana Waterford Crystal vase; Martha uses a Seahorse Waterford Crystal vase.

Resources
Oasis hearts are available from Michaels Floral Supply. Check out these flower arrangements from "The Martha Stewart Show" for more inspiring ideas. For more fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, take a look at these crafts, drinks, and traditional Irish fare. Special thanks to Waterford for providing the vases used in this segment.

Materials

  • Three 5-inch mini oasis hearts
  • Floral food
  • Binder clips
  • Scissors
  • Vase
  • Assortment of Prado, white, and dyed carnations

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Soak three 5-inch mini oasis hearts with water and floral food. Connect them with binder clips to make a shamrock shape.

  2. Step 2

    Gather an assortment of Prado, white, and, dyed carnations.

  3. Step 3

    Cut the stems at an angle to about 1 inch. Insert them into oasis, following along the outside of the shape, until arrangement is complete.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2009

Reviews (3)

  • 18 Mar, 2010

    Flowers dead on a plate- not attractive. How about using a 3D idea to this to stand upright in a vase....

  • 17 Mar, 2010

    I agree with mallays. I need holiday ideas way before the actual day and I don't work. Retirement is great, but supplies need to be gathered or purchased ahead.

  • 17 Mar, 2010

    While this might be a marvellous idea, can you not send it out earlier- I am at work and I can not do anything with this today. Seriously people, I work too.