Mighty Life List
Mar 3 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Flowers

Another cheapie bouquet from the grocery store. I made this awhile ago, but thought it would be pretty for St. Patrick’s Day, if you’re a holiday-decorating type. It’s green button mums, and a weed-type flower whose name I don’t know called Alstromeria or Peruvian Lillies (thanks, Lisa N.!).

I chose them because they’re the same color family, but totally different textures.

First I took all the crazy leaves off the bottoms of these guys.

Then I pulled the mums apart so I could work with arranging individual flowers instead of a stalk with a bunch of different heights.

They look cool together, and I was happy with the result.

Fair warning, both flowers lasted forever and then a weird thing happened. The mums didn’t grow in water, but the weed flowers did, so at the end of the week it was a big ol’ mess. Ah well.

Then I made this tiny guy for my bedside with leftover flowers.

Twofer.

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4 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Flowers”

  • Lisa N Says:

    I like it! What a cool idea. For what it’s worth, those are Alstromeria or Peruvian Lillies. I only know that because I had a friend and it was her favorite flower. They come in all colors too, so this idea can be used in lots of ways! Thanks for sharing!

  • Amber Marlow, theAmberShow Says:

    You should be counting these bouquets among your 1000 lovely things made.

  • Jessica Says:

    The flowers are alstroemeria. Very pretty!

  • Sarahmia Says:

    I kind of like the big ‘ol mess even more! They reminds me of succulents, almost? :)