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!