I was so honored to be asked to teach the students at Whiteford Elementary about my profession as a florist on St. Patrick’s Day. I had around 20 students for three different sessions. Two groups were of the older students who were in 2nd to 5th grade, I believe. They learned to design a wrist corsage that they were able to wear home.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Daisy pomp corsage.

We started with the base of a green bow that we tied at the shop since bows are very complicated and not something I could teach in the 45 minute session.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Students were taught how to glue their flowers in, which is what the plastic piece is on their desk. It held the glue that they dipped their flowers into.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

The younger students, Kindergaten-2nd grade made dirt pudding. I definitely chose an activity that was a little over their heads, but we still had a blast! Thank goodness for the two parent helpers and one teacher that helped. Since I have a two year old, it’s hard to know what older kids can handle!

The students helped mix up their pudding, smash their oreos and we made the different layers of soil. Then we added a worm on top!

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

It was really fun because the Kindergarten students were learning the parts of a flower and how flowers grow in class. So it was the perfect project!

I had so much fun and can’t wait to help again next year. Beautiful Blooms by Jen values education and Jen is the only Certified Florist in Northwest Ohio. If you’re interested in Jen teaching your organization, please call 419-517-8821.

Thanks to Cleveland Plant and Flower for donating the flowers we used to teach the older students!

Our first opportunity is for kids of all ages!  Stop in at Beautiful Blooms by Jen anytime between 3-5pm Monday December 19th, Tuesday December 20th, or Wednesday December 21st and design a pinecone centerpiece! It just takes as long as it takes each child to design. Typically around 20-30 minutes. Make one, or make a bunch! $5 per project includes all supplies. Perfect for grandparent and teacher gifts!

No reservations needed! Please stop in to have your child design a centerpiece.

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We are also hosting an Adult Holiday Centerpiece Class on December 22nd from 7pm-8:30pm at Chandler Cafe. We picked the 22nd so that flowers will be nice and fresh for Christmas or Hanukkah.

We are so excited to offer our holiday centerpiece adult class again this year. We love the design that we’ve chosen and hope you do too! The design consists of winter greenery, red roses, lotus pods, red ribbon and lily grass.

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The class price is $35 and includes all materials needed for you to make and bring home your own holiday arrangement! See picture above. Other rose and ribbon colors will be available as well.

Make it a girls night! Chandler Cafe will have a wine special for $4 and appetizers for sale. It’s also a great gift to give your mom or daughter and do an awesome activity together!

Class size is limited, so please call 419-517-8821 or email jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com to reserve your spot! All spots must be pre-paid to be saved.

Only a few spots are left!

Not available to make the class? You can order one that one of our floral artists can design for you. Please call 419-517-8821 or order online here.

If you’re looking for a floral design class, we typically teach them in our off season which is November-April. We love groups of girl friends, girl scouts, co-workers, birthday parties and more. We can accommodate groups of any size whether it is in our flower shop or another local shop nearby.

We had such a blast last year at the Miracle on Main Parade that we wanted to share our pictures from last year and share the info for this year.

DECEMBER 2
Red Bird First Friday Art Walk | 5PM–8+
Warming Tent with Adult Beverages, Music & Movies | 5PM–10PM

DECEMBER 3 | 11AM–4PM
Art Walk Continues with Family Crafts and a Warming Tent with Kids Activities & Holiday Movies
• 9:15am-10:30am Yoga with Live Music at Harmony in Life
• Face Painting – Kevin Charles Salon (Main Street) 11am-4pm
• Free! Ornament Making – 10am-2pm at Beautiful Blooms by Jen

FREE Tree ornament Kids Class offered at Beautiful Blooms for Miracle on Main 2016.

FREE Tree ornament Kids Class offered at Beautiful Blooms for Miracle on Main 2016.

DECEMBER 4 | 4PM–8:30PM
1pm–7pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum
4pm–7pm Historical Village open with costumed staff in each building, blacksmithing demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and more
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register below)!
5:30pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
6pm Festival of the Lights Parade and Tree Lighting with Santa
Melissa Andrews will MC parade!
7pm–8pm Visit Santa at Historical Village

Register for the parade
http://redbirdarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-festival-of-lights-form51.pdf

Register for the run
https://runsignup.com/miracleonmainstreet5k

DECK THE HALLS FOR HISTORY
Visit the The Heritage Center Museum all weekend to support their
fundraiser and silent auction benefiting Sylvania Historical Village!

For a full schedule of events & times in Downtown Sylvania visit
MIRACLEONMAINSTREET.ORG

Thank you to our sponsors Dave White & 101.5 The River!

This event is a community collaboration with Sylvania Community Arts Commission, Downtown Sylvania Association, Sylvania Historical Village and Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.

Parade Crew from the 2015 Miracle on Main Parade.

The Beautiful Blooms By Jen Crew from the 2015 Miracle on Main Parade.

Madeline and Cooper ready to walk in the parade.

Madeline and Cooper ready to walk in the parade 2015.

The Winter Sisters and Kristoff from Laurel's Princess Parties visited the flower shop for Miracle on Main.

The Winter Sisters and Kristoff from Laurel’s Princess Parties visited the flower shop for Miracle on Main 2015.

Thanks to Photos By Yvonne for all the awesome pictures from Last Year!

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.

The shops in downtown Sylvania decided to have some fun with Easter this year. Beautiful Blooms by Jen decided to host a free kids class to join in the fun. We had such an awesome turn out and check out this super cute project the kids made!

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Easter kids class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

We have kids classes once a month from October-May that are $5 a project. Please stop in anytime 10-2pm on the date.  The schedule is below.

BBBJ Kids class flyer

 

We had one of our best turnouts ever for our Thankful Tree Kid’s Class last Saturday! Families stopped in from 10-2 and for $5 each the kids created a tree. They each cut out leaves in bright colored construction paper and listed something they were thankful for on each one. Then they hung them on the branches of their tree. They turned out awesome. We hope everyone enjoys reading all the leaves on Thanksgiving!

The awesome Dad brought in five kids! A few of his own and a few nieces and nephews. So he got recruited to help cut leaves : )

Look how cute they are!

We had so much fun and can’t wait for our next class during our open house on December 6th.

We will also be having the reindeer class on December 13th! Stop in anytime 10-2pm.

$5 per child.