Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Centerpiece at home

I am excited to make a new addition to our blog; Decorating Ideas and Tips.  I hope these ideas will inspire you to be creative in your own home and yard. 

I recently did some Christmas centerpieces for a clients' holiday party and one of the items I created was a low arrangement for her kitchen island.  She has an overhead light that is low so that means nothing too tall.  Instead of purchasing a new low vase for this one item, I found this great multi-purpose pedestal container that I plan to use on my own table for oranges this winter.   Anything that can hold water can be used for flower arranging.  And even if it is a wood box you can always insert a plastic trash bag to hold the water and flowers - just trim to hide the bag!

I filled the bowl with wet florist foam cut to fit tightly inside.  This will hold our stems in place.  Floral foam can be purchased from Micheal's.  For fresh flowers make sure the foam is for "wet" and not "dry" foam for dried flowers.

Next I added lemon leaves and Christmas greenery around the edge to hide the foam and soften the edges.

This was the finished product ( in my shop of course) with red pointsettias, red roses, berries, cream wax flowers and Christmas greenery.  Finish your arrangement with a complimentary ribbon.

Simple, elegant floral arrangements atop antique candelabras for the guest tables.

1 comment:

  1. Oh great, wonderful center piece of flower.

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