To have a solid design plan at all times, utilize greenery, florals, and plants (e.g. Brussel sprouts, Cauliflower) that are easily accessible during the season. This will add simple sophistication to your flower arrangements for cocktail parties, regular soiree or any holiday parties you might have.
Short arrangements are ideal for coffee tables and kitchen counters. It can also be used in threes on large tables. Tall arrangements are ideal for entryway tables, on a buffet or in a hall. Below are some suggestions by our expert florist team.
- Winter Wonderland
For a complimentary Winter Wonderland look, use a color palette of wintery white. It is essential that every plan looks lavish, full and exquisite even if you use just four ingredients that are readily available. At the end of the day, this will look very extravagant though it takes a short time to assemble.
Ingredients (small arrangement)
- Brunia berries
- Dusty Miller
- White textured Rati vase
Ingredients (tall arrangement)
- Curly Willow (or other branches)
- Seasonal Greenery
- White Chevron Adra vase
To maintain this design, ensure that you remove any leaves that are below the water line. This way, your arrangements will stay fresh for longer. Also, microbial growth that might be caused by the debris will be immensely reduced.
To maintain the stability of the arrangements, place natural filler or rocks at the bottom of the vase.
Hydrangeas are infamous for shriveling quickly. To prolong its freshness and increase its water intake, cut the stems at an angle of 45 degrees.
- Green on Green
To create this look, a color palette with green is ideal to make a distinct look that is lavishly layered and super fresh. Your best source of ingredients will be at a nearby flower shop or supermarket. Proceed to combines these ingredients in surprising ways to give a contemporary look to designs for the holidays. Most florists love to feature green apples and skewered Brussel sprouts to add texture and a surprise element. You should keep eyes on produce aisles when you go shopping in the future.
- Brussel sprouts
- Element Metallic Vase
- Green apples
- Hypericum Berries
- Pine Sprigs
- Textured Metal Egan Vase
Start working by setting a couple of sprigs of greenery in the vase, at that point start including your florals in threes, remember to turn your vase from time to time to ensure that your arrangement looks great on all sides. Keep adding the ingredients and turning until you are satisfied with the design.
Try not to be reluctant to include/remove as you go. This ought to be entertaining! If your vases aren’t transparent, it makes it easy to cover up stems mess and it also enhances the floral design. Note that it is best to use vase with color that complement/contrast the design. Do stay away from green vases. Don’t hesitate to use vases that are made of other materials.
- Full Blown Holiday
This look is the exact way that holidays would look if we could bottle it up. The modern touch complemented with red and green is everything beautiful.
- Pine cones
- Rose Hips
- Spray Roses
- Verde Green Vases
If you are unable to find amaryllis, replace it with roses, winter berries, coxcomb or tulips to add rich red tones to your look for the holiday. Give poinsettias a trial as single stems in your design. Make exquisite holiday arrangements by coordinating the design in 3 small vases.
Few things to consider while making the floral decor
Currently, feathers are in. They add a trendy and chic look to your design.
- Use Grapevines or Twine
When you add a basic vine bow to your arrangements, it makes it look interesting. Since organic and natural materials are extremely popular at the moment, think of incorporating components like undyed fleece and regular rope.
- Yarn and Needles
To make your design stand out, add unusual items such as a ball of thick red yarn.
- Add Wreaths
Make a wreath from grapevine and use it to add a rustic look to a flower arrangement.
- Use Edibles
Edibles (like carrots, green beans) are cool to include in your design because they are abundant and cheap. They are an easy way to make an arrangement look fun and vibrant. All you have to do is skewer it and add to the flowers to make them look more interesting.
- Go Retro
Do you by chance have some old items at home? These items will add a rustic and unique touch to the floral look. If you don’t have any, consider sourcing them from antique stores. You can use everything from antique figures of Santa figures as well as trucks and train model characters.
- Go Grocery Shopping
Using glass beads, decorations, and edibles in a cylindrical vase for tall floral arrangement is inexpensive and classy. But avoid going for a regular flower hand bouquet look. Try a sparse mix of exotic plants or blossoms with beads and edibles to create a signature look.
- Go through your Pantry
Display your flowers and/or plants on cupcake papers. You can use many things in your pantry for this purpose i.e. paper, foil, and cheesecloth. You can easily include nut or berries sack in your holiday design.
- Items from Garden
Hang berries and leaves on a wire to make miniature wreaths. You can also fold leaves and add to the wreath. Also, add orange peel and other berries. Place on pates to impress the guest at your dinner party.
To be on the safe side, ensure that whatever comes into contact with the dinnerware is nontoxic. Some plants Thai orchids contain a lot of harmful chemicals. To ensure you are utilizing only organic things that you planted in your pesticide-free garden or just buy from a trusted organic store.
- Plants vs Flowers
You don’t generally need to make flowers the focal point of your design. Plants can likewise work well for you, particularly when they have a prominent shape or shade. Furthermore, they are so inexpensive.
- Be Simple
One flower stem in a glass bottle can be transformed into an excellent design when complemented with cranberries and green beans. Rows of these bottles might be all you need for an excellent flower show.
You can use them as an individual design on tables or you can assemble them together for a grand masterpiece. Pyramidal and busy arrangements are out of fashion, people now prefer natural and simple looks.
You can make flowers, edibles, and plants more glamorous just by sprinkling glitters on them.
- Expand Your Concept of Containers
White Bundt container is an incredible container to display flowers. Any container will do. Just use household things from your kitchen i.e. Bundt skillet, wine glasses, Mason jars, old Nutella jar, a tea kettle. No necessary to buy vases all the time.
- Decorate Your Containers
Create interesting designs with pantyhose, elastic bands, socks, scarves. For example, cut off the toe of a nice pantyhose and slip over a glass vase to turn it into a holiday gem.