I enjoy taking a break from writing and spending my time decorating my home for Christmas. My friends at ProFlowers have stopped by to share a new way to decorate for the holidays.
This year, change up your holiday décor by using fresh flowers to create a floral Christmas Tree.
You’ve seen Christmas trees adorned with poinsettia, berries, and faux flowers. You can make one of these Christmas trees for your own home this holiday season. But take it one step further and make a fresh floral garland for your tree that’s beautiful and eye-catching. A colorful garland of fresh flowers tucked in amongst the greenery is sure to be the focal point of any room and become your next holiday tradition.
Choose any combination of fresh flowers, creating a Christmas theme that either complements the décor of your home or adds its own holiday chic. Or create a theme that makes a bold seasonal statement by using brightly colored flowers, such as Carnations. Fill in the spaces with filler flowers throughout the garland to tie your floral theme together. Queen Anne’s Lace is delicate and whimsical at the same time and inspires an almost angelic theme to your tree.
Make your garland as large or as small you want. You’ve got so many beautiful flowers available at this time of year, in all shades of color and sizes. For large trees, wrap two or more garlands in and around, from top to bottom. Smaller flowers at the top, flowing down to larger flowers at the bottom creates a lovely balanced looking tree. For white or silver Christmas trees, brightly colored flowers will really pop and stand out. Add some strands of Christmas ribbon for more of an accent.
Another way to use floral garlands is by decorating your home with smaller table-top displays throughout the rooms. A floral garland on a small tree adds beauty, color, and holiday style to your home. And don’t forget the front door. Floral garlands aren’t just for Christmas trees – use them in holiday wreaths as well. Choose robust flowers, such as Chrysanthemums, that can stand up to colder temperatures. Then greet your guests as they enter your home with a floral garland woven into a wreath.
If you’re aiming for a simple and elegant look, the floral garland might be enough adorning your Christmas tree, letting the flowers shine on their own. If you want a bit more holiday spark, you can add other ornaments, such as dried berries and silver decorations. Marbled ornaments are easy to make and look wonderfully creative hanging off branches or tucked into holiday wreaths among fresh flowers.
Ready to create your own floral Christmas Tree? Using the step-by-step tutorial in this infographic, you’ll be ready to greet the holiday season in style. Thank you, ProFlowers, for the beautiful idea!