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In just two short weeks, Easter will be here!  This time of year we have daffodils blooming outside and the smell of spring time creeping into our classrooms.  This is usually when we all get the itch to get outside.  Well don't forget that this time of year is also a great time to do some fun spring time arrangements with your floral design class.  I have compiled a few websites with some neat ideas that you may be able to use in your classrooms.  One that I found to be extra super cute only uses one carnation.  Check it out at http://www.floristsreview.com/main/february2008/shopspecial0208.html   This arrangment will be a hit with your students. 

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Here are some other really fun arrangment ideas that you can use in your class:

Easter Fun Centerpiece Arrangement Video How-To

http://www.floraldesigninstitute.com/Media/Movie0125-Easter-Fun/Easter-Fun.htm

 

Easter Egg Floral Arrangement How-To

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25831b&categoryid=47

 

Easter Egg Topiary How-To

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=25827&categoryid=47

 

Easter Egg Wreath How-To

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=e07893&categoryid=47

 

Egg Jar with Bunny How-To

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=j00526&categoryid=47

 

 

Have fun and Happy Spring!

 

If you do something neat in your floral design neat with Easter or Spring arrangments, please share by commenting to this blog post.  It would be neat to get a great list of spring time arrangements compiled.

 

 



St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday that you can really do some neat things in your Floral Design class.  I use this holiday as a time to talk about color and how to change the color of flowers.  I usually do a bud vase where we tint white carnations with green Just For Flowers spray.  Add a bow with shamrocks and a pick with Happy St. Patrick's Day and it turns out to be one of my students favorite arrangement.  We also add another mechanic and we blow up mylar St. Patty balloons and my students tie them onto the arrangement (see the attached pic for the balloon arrangement).   Check out www.dmcolor.com to find see spraying techniques and more about Just For Flowers spray.

 

You could also dye some white carnations green using food coloring.  He is a real simple YouTube video about using food coloring to change the color of flowers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIQlW9sC9j4

 

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Please share what type of arrangements you do for St. Patty's Day or activities for color changing mechanics.  Please attached pictures if you have them.  Let's gather a good list of ideas for this holiday and for color changing.  I know that my students always loved to change the color of their flowers so that they could give it their own personal touch.  It was always one of their favorite activities.

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!