Five simple arrangements of Christmas flowers (+ 2 tutorials) all use seasonal colors and blooms.
When friends came to visit this past weekend I needed fresh flowers for the dinner table. In a rush to get everything ready, I hastily grabbed some white and yellow hydrangeas from the flower section in the supermarket. What a fail! At this festive time of the year what I truly wanted was a Christmas flowers bouquet based on red, white and green to sing out the season in the dining room.
White flowers are like winter white clothes – so appealing and classic. And white hydrangea blooms punctuated with bright red berries [top] – so cool and unexpected – is an idea I love. Plus the spear-shaped greenery looks so much like asparagus it would be easy to create the unconventional mix. One subtle touch is the cranberry glass globe vase which sets off the berries with rich jewel tones.
More white hydrangeas! These send a winter message with silver globes that dress up the Christmas flowers like a present. And using greenery as a collar all around the white blossoms frames them beautifully. I’m intrigued by the glitter vase which is definitely a DIY approach from Flair Designery (a tutorial is on the link at the bottom) and a great budget-wise coverup.
Red roses always feel a bit commercial but at this time of the year they do their job. I love the sumptuous look the silver globes and leaves gives the flowers with humble pine-branch sprigs for contrast. Emphasizing the silver theme with the lacy bow around an ultra-simple glass cylinder vase ramps up the holiday spirit of what’s a very simple “Silver Lining” arrangement from Teleflora/Canada.
Here’s the reverse of the red-rose statement — white roses with holly berries (ilex), evergreen sprigs and a candy-cane-stripe ribbon around the vase. It’s a smaller display but as fresh as peppermint. As a Christmas gift, here’s Victoria McGinley’s tutorial.
Green’s the theme for this arrangement of blush roses dominated by a eucalyptus branches, some sage and even a few sprigs of rosemary along with berries. I love the informality of a loose arrangement with all the greenery in an elemental glazed pottery vase. To me, this says Christmas in the country — such a romantic theme!
(Source: vk, flairdesignery, canadaflowers, victoriamcginley, offtheshelf)
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Silver Magpies says
Flower arranging is a skill that totally eludes me…I love all of these examples, but can never quite pull it off to my satisfaction.
Must keep practicing!
What beautiful arrangements – first and last are my favorites. Like Nan, my floral skills are lacking!
David at Galway Florists says
I especially like the ones with the white roses.