Creating a festive floral arrangement can be a fun and easy way to welcome guests to your home during the holidays. This piece was designed using fresh market flowers and a few decorative embellishments packed away in a Christmas box.
To create your own version of this design you will need a pedestal vase, greenery clippings, two fresh bouquets of seasonal flowers, something sparkly, floral wire, several branches and a few Christmas ornaments.
This pedestal vase is one I keep filled with faux greenery throughout the year. When styling in fresh flowers, I line the vase with a plastic bag and then insert a watertight jar inside the bag to hold the fresh stems. This prevents the urn from getting rusted and ruined.
For this design, after preparing the vase I added the greenery to provide structure in the arrangement. The seeded eucalyptus brings a unique texture to the piece.
Next I put in fresh seasonal flowers. Our living room is decorated in soft greens, grey blues and ivory for the holidays, so I chose white alstroemeria, mums, and roses with a mixed bouquet of dried lotus pods and flowering kale.
After inserting the fresh flowers into the vase I selected some glittering poinsettias from our Christmas decorations and integrated them to add a touch of sparkle to the arrangement.
Lastly, I included a few faux ranunculus blooms and curly willow branches for height and hung glass ornaments from the branches. Floral wire was used to attach the smaller ornaments.
I hope this arrangement inspires you to make fresh flowers a part of your holiday tradition. It really doesn't take much to create a festive display using just a few blooms and whatever decorations you have collected.