A Bunch of Christmas Flower Arrangements Infused With Holiday Charm

Christmas is all about the fir tree, the ornaments, the string lights, presents and Santa Claus and yet that doesn’t make all the other more general decor ideas obsolete. Flowers, for instance, are universally beautiful and popular, although often overlooked, especially in winter. We’d like to use this opportunity to show you a few refreshing ways of using flowers this Christmas. We’ve put together a list of inspiring DIY projects including flower arrangements that we think you’ll enjoy.

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Let’s start with this cute ornamental bouquet which is a combination of fresh greenery and the usual Christmas ornaments that are normally displayed on trees. Look for ornaments that let you remove the top so you can insert floral wire in them and then stick them into a piece of floral foam. A combination of green and red ornaments with various designs and patterns could look nice. The bouquet featured on designimprovised is put in a twin-wrapped vase.

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When was the last time you’ve seen some good-looking party hats? They’re usually all glittery and brightly-colored and they tend to look quite childish and not necessarily in a cute way. We have an alternative that you might like to try: floral party hats that are just perfect for Christmas. Make them out of paper and decorate them with fresh foliage and flowers. It’s one of the inspiring ideas we found on makeandtell.

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Dried flowers can help you make some wonderful ornaments too. In fact, there’s a special tutorial on hearthandvine specifically focused on this very idea. It shows how to use fried flowers to make custom ornaments which you can then put up in the tree or use as decorations around the house or the office. All you need is some dried flowers, Christmas ornaments and a glue gun.

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We love the idea of putting flowers and greenery in general in transparent glass containers and then filling these with water. You can make some beautiful centerpieces and ornaments no matter the season or the occasion. For Christmas, for example, you can put something together using mistletoe or some conifer clippings. Put a small branch inside a container filled with water (a vase, a glass or a bowl) and let some tea lights float at the top. Check out elsarblog for inspiration.

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Lately an interesting trend has been developing and it involves the use of sliced fruit instead of flowers to make custom colorful bouquets and centerpieces. You can definitely use that as inspiration when creating Christmas ornaments but we suggest a combination of fruits and flowers or greenery in general. If you’d like your arrangement to be more on the traditional or rustic side, stick a candle in the middle as well. {found on pinterest}

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It would be nice to put together a centerpiece which bring the scent and the spirit of Christmas into your home. You can use dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks and pine cones and fir tree branches to make a beautiful bouquet which smells like Christmas. The one featured on flowerona has some red chillies in it as well. Feel free to customize your project however you want.

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Turn a simple fishbowl into an elegant vase that looks like a giant Christmas ornament. You can then fill it with seasonal flowers and make a beautiful arrangement which you can display on the living room coffee table, on the fireplace mantel or at the center of the dining table. Start with a clear glass bowl and some metallic gold glitter. You’ll need some spray glue and clear glossy spray sealer. Follow the instructions offered on thesweetestoccasion to find out all the details of the project. This is not necessarily a Christmas-themed project so feel free to adapt it for other occasions as well.

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Succulents can also be an option. They’re cute, fresh and versatile and they come in many different varieties. Put together a beautiful mix and make a planter centerpiece for the Christmas table. You can use a wooden box as a container or you can put several small planters in a tray to make a cluster of lovely succulent pieces. Maybe you’d also like to add some moss at the top or small pebbles to cover up the soil. In any case, have a look at this box of succulents we found on elsarblog and use it as inspiration. You could make something cute for Easter or something spooky for Halloween.

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Another idea can be to use a scarf as a table runner and to cover it with Christmas tree clippings and eucalyptus branches. Put some candle sticks from place to place and use leaves as place cards. You can write on them with a gold paint pen. A floral theme is already starting to emerge and you can improve on that with adding succulents, flowers or pine cones to the design. The initial idea came from partiesforpennies. The scarf is a nice touch although you could use a regular table runner instead.

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What if you were to make a centerpiece arrangement that looks that a miniature Christmas tree. You could actually use a tiny tree but it wouldn’t probably be as full and good-looking as the centerpiece featured on craftberrybush. Curious what you’d need for such a project? The list is quite small and includes fresh green clippings, wet foam core, shears, a small container and a pot. If you want you can even decorate the centerpiece with Christmas ornaments, colored pom-poms or other small items. Some tinsel could also look nice and it would definitely be possible to add some string lights as well if you like this idea.

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Red and green and two colors are often associated with Christmas, especially when displayed together. Starting from this idea, you can make some very chic and stylish ornaments or centerpieces for your home this Christmas. For instance, you could use a poinsettia plant since its flowers are so brightly colored and so well-suited for the occasion. Put some small branches in bud vases and arrange them on the table or spread them around the house. This pretty idea comes from julieblanner.