With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: How to Make a Floral Christmas Centerpiece

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How to Make a Floral Christmas Centerpiece

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
floral tape
garden clippers
knife/cutting board
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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podso said...

What a nice idea your cousin had! It looks so pretty and thanks for the tutorial!

Brandi said...

Glad you had a great time with family. Such a beautiful arrangement. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

marie said...

What a great party idea!! Sure looks like everyone had fun!
Your centerpiece looks absolutely perfect with your white dishes and those candy canes!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

My first thought as I read this post was,... "and, she can do flower arranging too". You, my friend, are multi gifted! The arrangement, the table, the candy canes, and the candle...perfectly beautiful! What a fun way to spend time with those you love. Not only that, you were kind enough to share pictures with us. Thank you!

Doris said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing all the pictures. I even recognize the fruit/cheese tree on the table. I might try that this year =)
Merry Christmas!

lindsey said...

Beautiful displays and it looks like you all had a great time together too

Pondside said...

I'd love to be invited to do something like this! Your centrepieces are lovely and I may just copy the first one.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine - That is a beautiful floral piece. I just love it. I love all the pictures of your family, too. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season so far. We are doing better now that our little boy is past danger and home again. xo Diana

dentistvschef said...

wow, i just recomemended this post to my sister...
she would love making this for her church!

Susan said...

Such lovely arrangements, LDH. They came out great. Thanks for the"how to" photos, too. I'd better get some of that foam. Susan

SarahGeorge said...

What a fun time that would've been! I've always wanted to learn floral arrangement some day.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! for sharing !!. And your table with the arranged flowers with everything white around just looks GORGEOUS!! I can't tell how happy I am when you visit me :) Thank you for your loving words on my blog the other day Lorraine.

Barbara F. said...

Lorraine, this looks like a very fun evening, I would love something like this. Yours turned out beautiful, no surprise there! xo

Lea said...

What a lovely reason to gather and have fun and be creative. I love the cup and saucer arrangement. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!


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