This photo is an arrangement I made last year for my dining room table.
What you'll need:
- Clear vase
- Fresh cranberries
- Fresh cut poinsettias (I buy the plants and cut them as I need them)
- Fresh cut Christmas tree branches- the big box stores give these away where they sell trees.
One more note. The cranberries can be substituted with small Christmas ornaments or even varying sizes of Christmas ornaments. If you choose to use ornaments instead of cranberries be sure to fill each ornament with water which will cause them to sink. I've done it this way in the past and it works nicely, too.
Let's get it all put together:
- Fill your container(s) with the cranberries (I used 2 bags)
- Cover over with water
- Cut poinsettia stems and burn the ends (with a lighter) until they are sealed (about 10 seconds). Your flowers will last for up to 2 weeks in water when the fresh cut is burned.
- Place the stems around the perimeter of opening.
- Cut several Christmas trees branches to place in the center of vase - however many your container requires. You'll want to cut them so they are taller and stand quite a bit taller than the poinsettias you've already placed around the rim.
- Note: if it works better for you to place the tree branches first and then the poinsettias - do whatever is comfortable for you. It usually depends on the container size and opening.
Total cost: Around $10.00 if you already have the container and the tree branches.
Total time: Approximately 10 minutes.
What could be easier? The creative things we do for Christmas are the most fun part of decorating don't you think? I'm having lots of fun now that I've finally gotten some inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend.