Christmas flower arranging can help brings a touch of the holiday spirit to nearly any occasion. Whether a small vase on a work desk, or a beautiful centerpiece at a holiday party, Christmas flower arrangements can help set a mood and tone for nearly any occasion. In order to make beautiful, memorable arrangements, shop for seasonal flowers, create unique vases and displays, and don't be afraid to bring a crafts into the mix.
Certain types of flowers and plants have long been associated with Christmas flower arranging. Poinsettias are a popular choice, with vivid, star-shaped blossoms in a vibrant red hue. Red roses, white lilies, and red or white carnations are also popular flowers for Christmas-related arrangements. In terms of greenery, evergreen branches from pine or fir trees, holly, mistletoe, and ivy are all classic choices for a Christmas flower arranging. Using any of these flowers or greens will likely invoke cheerful thoughts and memories of Christmas for those lucky enough to pass by.
The most traditional colors used in a Christmas flower arranging are white, red, and green, and brown. These colors can be combined in many different ways, creating a candy-cane striped appearance, an elegant display reminiscent of a Christmas tree, or a vision of snow-capped greens. Pine cones, nuts, berries and branches are also sometimes incorporated into Christmas arrangements to evoke an image of silent, wintry woods. Though other colors can certainly make a festive display, sticking to the four basic colors can help immediately distinguish an arrangement as Christmas-related.
The shape, size, and display of flower arrangements for the holidays can vary enormously. In addition to traditional vases, floral arrangements for Christmas may include wreaths, swags, and garlands. Green floral wire and brightly colored ribbons are excellent tools to have on hand to assist in any elaborate Christmas flower arranging. If planning to intersperse wreaths and garlands with candles or other live-flame elements, consider using flame-retardant faux branches and greenery to reduce the risk of a fire.
Holiday crafts help Christmas flower arrangements come to life. Tipping holly leaves with silvery glitter, sprinkling fake snow across an evergreen leaf, or tying a beautiful velvet bow around a vase can add the final element of pizazz or elegance to a floral arrangement. Consider adding small Christmas tree ornaments, like birds, musical instruments, or angels, as focal points on a display. Though less is sometimes more, flower arrangements for Christmas are frequently highly-ornamented, so don't be afraid to go a little craft crazy.