How to Arrange Christmas Flowers

Overview

Poinsettias are commonly thought of as Christmas flowers, and potted poinsettia plants are commonly used to decorate for the holidays. Instead of the common potted plant, consider arranging these large, colorful flowers to decorate the Christmas dining table, a winter wedding or for holiday home decor. Arrange Christmas flowers to save money and create a different look for an ordinary flower.

Step 1

Soak a floral foam wreath for at least 5 minutes to completely saturate. Set on a dish drainer to let excess water drain off. Set drained foam on a plate or in a shallow bowl.

Step 2

Select poinsettia flowers and cut the stems to about 3 inches long. Use all one color flower, red or white, or mix the two colors together in the arrangement. Cut holly branches with berries to the same length.

Step 3

Cut evergreen boughs small enough to use in the arrangement. Place a few boughs around the floral foam on the plate.

Step 4

Insert the poinsettia flowers into the top and sides of the floral foam. Cover the foam completely. If using two colors, alternate the colors as you work. Insert holly with berries in between the flowers on the top and side of the floral foam.

Step 5

Place a few holly berries over the boughs around the foam. Insert a pillar candle into the center of the foam. Use a white or red candle to coordinate with the color of flowers that you used.

Things You'll Need

  • Poinsettia flowers
  • Pillar candle
  • Evergreen boughs
  • Holly
  • Floral foam circle
  • Scissors
  • Plate

References

  • Christmas Wishes: Christmas Flower Centerpieces
  • Flower Arranging Hobby: Christmas Flower Arranging
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.