Christmas flower centerpieces often use the colors red, green, gold and silver to create a seasonally festive decoration. Traditionally, the decorations also use poinsettias, the classic Christmas flower. However, you can use a variety of colors and flowers to create a holiday centerpiece that suits your decor. The centerpiece can be simple, such as red and green jelly beans in a clear vase with white carnations, or complex, such as a flower and wire sculpture of Santa Claus.
Use natural materials, such as pine cones and boughs, to create Christmas flower centerpieces with an earthy feel. Fill a clear bowl with a mixture of tiny pine cones and gold beads. Scatter several red pansy blossoms over the pine cones for a simple earthy style.
Fill a clear vase with alternating layers of whole cranberries, gold flower petals, green leaves and white flower petals for a modern earthy style.
Use pine boughs, willow branches, silver ribbon, white mums and red mums to create a large wreath that sits flat in the center of the table. Place a tall, red pillar candle in the middle of the wreath to create an earthy centerpiece with a classic style. You can also fill the middle of the wreath with decoratively stacked fruit, vegetables or candy.
Use Christmas flower centerpieces with an elaborate appearance to help create a formal mood for your holiday party. Fill a clear cylinder vase with gold, reindeer-shaped, decorative stones. Add a flared arrangement of ivy, fern, leather-leaf, white rosebuds, cream rosebuds, red roses and dark red roses dusted with gold glitter for a lavish style.
Cover a large Styrofoam ball with red orchid blooms and tie a thin green ribbon around the ball like a package. Tie the ribbon in a bow at the top to create an over-sized tree ornament. Add a green votive candle on each side of the floral ball to complete the Christmas flower centerpiece.
Cover a Styrofoam cone with red, green and white orchid blooms and place a large gold bow at the top to create a decorative tree or topiary centerpiece.
Christmas flower centerpieces that use poinsettias are very popular. The potted plants can be dressed up with a painted planter or a ribbon tied around the pot rim. Use a red poinsettia in a white pot wrapped with green ribbon for a simple style. Dust a little gold glitter over a white poinsettia and place it in a gold pot for a sparkling look.
Fill a sleigh-shaped vase with a rounded bouquet of red carnations, white carnations and ivy for a low-cost Christmas flower centerpiece. Arrange a tall bouquet of red roses and green ferns in a frosted glass vase, and tie it with a silver and green ribbon. Create a fanned bouquet with red-berry covered branches, gold-berry covered branches, pine boughs and white roses in a green glass vase for a festive centerpiece.