Flowers on the table just brightens the room!
A pretty arrangement is easy and inexpensive to put together using greens from your yard and some flowers you pick up from the produce store or even the grocery store.
This post was inspired by a delightful party my cousin, Caroline had recently.
She invited a group of people to her home and provided not only a smorgasbord of food but all of the supplies needed as she showed everyone how to make a Christmas Floral Centerpiece.
For many years, Caroline ran her own lovely flower shop.
Arrangements can be any size you want using whatever container you have.
I made a large round one (photo below) at Caroline's home but having a smaller one might be more practical in certain places.
This a round one stands just 8-inches tall (not including the candle) and about 12-inches around that works nicely on the kitchen table.
Or, how about a sweet little arrangement in a teacup for a festive looking snack-time treat
aquafoan or other floral foam that holds water
bowl for soaking the foam
flowers of choice
greens of choice
berries, ribbon or other embellishments, if using
candle if using
wood floral picks (optional)
After choosing your container, cut soaked foam to fit. My foam fit snuggle but you can use floral tape across foam to hold in place.
Press foam into container and add a candle if you wish
Cut greenery onto pieces and begin inserting around the rim of container.
Continue adding greenery evenly until the foam is no longer showing.
Cut flowers and insert to create a pleasing arrangement.
You can also add berries, pine cones or other decorations such as ribbon or small Christmas balls.
If using pine cones of other embellishments, you can attach them to wood floral picks (pictured below) with wire making them easier to insert into the foam.
For an oval shaped arrangement, use longer stems on opposite sides keeping the other sides short.
It was such fun getting together and chatting as we all created our centerpieces.
And best of all... spending time with my aunt, my friend, my cousins and their sweet daughters!
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