We had so much fun hosting Colleen’s daughter Madeline’s Daisy troop.  The girls had so much fun creating ice cream sundaes out of flowers! We started out with an ice cream bowl and the girls learned about floral mechanics like creating a design in floral foam which is our water source. Then we added pink carnations, sprinkles and a cherry on top!

Floral sundaes with a cherry on top!  Aren’t they adorable?!

…They loved helping each other….just like good little scouts.

They couldn’t believe they had a glitter red handmade cherry to put on top!…

…Lots of future floral artist in this bunch.

…Daisy troop 12300, we loved having you in as Daisies and can’t wait to teach you more fun things about flowers as Brownies!

We love hosting Girl Scouts of all ages attaining different levels of badges. Call us to coordinate a time to bring your troop over to the shop to work towards their badge. We can help accommodate your budget. Typically classes are under $15 per child. We work with the troop leader to schedule a time that works best with your troop meeting! We are able to travel to your meeting location, but we prefer to host you at our store.  Our spring tends to fill up fast in between our wedding schedule so we advise planning a few months in advance.

We also love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designers will be your class instructor and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-125 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class!

It was such an honor to be invited to teach a flower arranging class at the Fall Leadership Conference at Camp Libbey for the Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio! This has been on my calendar for months and I have been looking forward to it the entire time!

Were you a girl scout? Did you ever go to a camp at Camp Libbey? I remember one summer going to a Paddle Saddle Camp at Camp Libbey with my childhood best friend. We learned to ride horses and canoe and stayed in platform tents. Such amazing memories!

The Girl Scouts who were invited to attend the Leadership Conference were in 6th-12th grade and my class was mostly from the Western half of Ohio, Eastern Indiana and Southeastern Michigan. These ladies had the opportunity to choose between multiple classes during my time slot and 16 chose to arrange flowers!

We first started talking about floral design and how to become a floral designer. Everyone then grabbed a container and we discussed floral foam, how to soak it, care and handling of flowers and taping the floral foam into the container. Then we began to green in with leather leaf, followed by pittosporum.

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Two girl scouts beginning to green in floral arrangements with leather leaf during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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Girl scouts beginning to green in floral arrangements with leather leaf during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Then we began to add carnations and fall mums!

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Adding carnations and fall mums to our greened in flower arrangement during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey, taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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Adding carnations and fall mums to our greened in flower arrangement during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey, taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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The finished product! Fall Centerpiece designed by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio at Camp Libbey. Class taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The girls did amazing and I had so much teaching them all about flower arranging and the floral industry. I love teaching classes so if you, or anyone you know is interested, please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 or email Jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com.

It’s been a year in a half since I quit my job as a floral design instructor for Toledo Public Schools and made the flower shop my full time job.  Since my sophomore year of high school owning a flower shop was my dream.  It’s so excited to have made my dream a reality.  Although I don’t miss teaching every day, I still love to teach when groups ask me to!  The 3rd graders from St. Joe’s came to earn their flower shop badge on Thursday and didn’t they do such an awesome job?

Please call Jen at 419-517-8821 for more information on bringing your group to Beautiful Blooms by Jen.  We can create classes for all ages.