Whether you’re already experienced in the art of flower arranging or you’ve never before attempted to customise a bouquet of flowers, the strong themes and imagery surrounding Christmas make it the perfect time of year to have a go.
It’s easy to incorporate some festive cheer into your flora, so get creative and use these ideas to get you started:
1. White and red display
Nothing says Christmas like the classic combo of white and red.
Channel the sweet stripes of a stick of candy cane or the velvety suit of Father Christmas. Roses are a good choice, as are amaryllises.
Get a couple of bunches of a nice deep red colour and the closest to white cream you can find and arrange them randomly in a vase for instant seasonal style.
The traditional Christmas plant the poinsettia is most commonly seen in red, but you can get white varieties too so why not go for a festive double whammy by creating a classic colour combination using the ultimate Christmas bloom.
2. Add clippings from the tree and other evergreens
Take a bouquet from ordinary to merry with the addition of wintery cuttings from evergreens.
If you found you had to trim your Christmas tree a tad to balance out its shape, put those trimmings aside and slot them into your flower display or take some from your garden.� Pine cones are another quick and easy festive extra that you can nestle between flower heads or place at the base of a plant pot.
3. Combine with candles
Candles often appear at this time of year, providing cosy winter atmosphere as well as delicious familiar scents.� Arrange some flowers around one or more candles for a Christmas centre piece that can be as unique or traditional as you desire.
4. Christmassy containers
It’s not only the flowers themselves that can be adapted to create a floral Christmas decoration.
Choosing to arrange them in a festive container is the easiest route to flower/Christmas decoration success.
A fun sleigh shape is good for small short-stemmed cuttings or simply find vases in seasonal colours or with patterns like snowflakes and stars. Covering the outside of a container with candy canes is extremely effective, and with just a quick tie of a ribbon, so simple to achieve.