This past year, my love for florals has really blossomed (see what I did there?), and I find myself arranging at any given opportunity. Not only am I currently designing florals for weddings and special events, but I get absolutely giddy during holidays and family occasions when I can create floral arrangements without any constraints whatsoever.
This was a fun arrangement I created the Saturday morning after we put our tree up, when the house was still quiet, coffee was brewing, and my dining table was just screaming for a pretty centerpiece.
What you’ll need:
- A pretty vessel with a wide mouth
- Floral tape
- Floral clippers
- Three types of flowers in shades of red and white
- Greenery from your yard
- Fill your vase/vessel about half full with water.
- Use your floral tape to make a grid on top of the vessel.
- Trim the ends of your greenery to your desired size and height. Begin filling your vessel with greenery. If you have a long table, make sure the sides have longer pieces of greenery. If your table is round or square, you’ll want the greenery to be fairly uniform all the way around. The goal here is for your vessel to look completely full with greenery before you even begin adding flowers. This will ensure you don’t have any gaping holes by the time you are finished.
- Now trim your flowers and begin adding the largest florals first. Make sure to continuously rotate your vessel so each side is getting a good mix of florals.
- Begin adding your smaller flowers in the space that is left. Make sure to vary the depth of your flowers so they look natural and organic.
- Adjust your floral placement as necessary and trim any greenery that looks out of place or too large.
- For longer lasting results, make sure to change the water every couple of days.
Voila! Impress your holiday guests with this sweet little arrangement this weekend!
Photography by Heather Chipps Photography