Floral Styling for the Holidays

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.  

Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.

Seeded Eucalyptus-  Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.

Lotus Pod- Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.

Glittered Poinsettia- Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.

Ornaments- Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com

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.

Happy Holidays!


 Floral Styling for the Holidays- www.gildedbloom.com



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