This week we’re counting down to a chic little St. Patty’s Day get-together. We’ve covered cocktails, sweets and DIY details…now all that’s left is a sweet little centerpiece in shades of emerald. To recreate this, you’ll need pale green garden roses, hydrangeas and a pot of shamrocks (they’re in every grocery store this month!) Follow the jump for step-by-step instructions…

 

First clean the flowers by removing all leaves and thorns…

I started this bouquet with a traditional “hand-tied” technique: Lay the largest hydrangea in one hand. Lay a few roses across it, and wrap your hand around the flowers. Make a quick twist with your wrist so that the green parts slightly move into the middle. Repeat this process with the remaining hydrangeas and roses.

Clip the stems to fit snugly in your vase, then lower the arrangement into the water. Using shears, snip stems from the shamrock plant, and tuck the clovers evenly throughout the arrangement.

And you’re done! Pretty, right? I think I’d take gorgeous green flowers over a pot ‘o gold any day!

6 comments
  1. 1
    The Iconic Blog | March 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Gorgeous green!xx

    Melanie
    http://www.theiconicblog.com

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    Lisa {With Style and Grace} | March 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

    What a beautiful flower arrangement, so simple + festive! btw – you’re just as stunning!

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  3. 3
    Gabbie | March 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Amazingly beautiful!

    Ps: Your blog is so very lovely, I couldn’t resist becoming your newest follower

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  4. 4
    Rowaida Flayhan | March 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    So Beautiful Camille love it

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  5. 5
    Alison | March 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    So gorgeous! I absolutely adore your blog. Thank you for the everyday inspiration!

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    Meredith | March 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    So gorgeous! Green and Lovely!

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