How to Make a Christmas Flower Arrangement


Flowers arrangements are colorful, warm and welcoming and enhance the appeal of any room in which they are placed. Christmas is an especially busy time for florists, who use vibrant, warm winter flowers such as poinsettias, holly and mistletoe to create beautiful arrangements. It is quite easy to learn how to make your own Christmas flower arrangement, which will make a lovely accent piece for a counter, a center table or an entranceway and add a splash of bright color against any background.

How to Make a Christmas Flower Arrangement

Step 1

Decide where you want to display the Christmas flower arrangement so you can determine the size and number of flowers needed for it. Also determine a flower height that will complement the location.

Step 2

Purchase a mix of large, medium and small flowers that symbolize the festive Christmas season. These can include poinsettias, Christmas roses, holly sprigs, carnations, mistletoe, gerbera daisies, tulips, iris and orchids from your local nursery or florist. You can also purchase other varieties, but stick to the traditional Christmas colors of green, red and white.

Step 3

Start with a large, flat basket and, using a sharp knife, cut the Styrofoam so that it tightly fits into the basket. You'll want a tight fit to firmly hold the arrangement in place. Fill the base of the basket with a filler such as pine branches to cover any bare areas and give your arrangement a lush look.

Step 4

With sharp scissors, cut the flower stems down to 4 inches; trim further if needed. Begin by adding the large flowers, followed by the medium and small ones. Push the stems deep into the Styrofoam. Position flowers at different angles for a dramatic effect. Be creative! Step back to view your arrangement, and reposition any flowers if necessary.

Step 5

Add fillers such as crepe paper, fake moss or baby's breath to cover small, bare areas. Wrap a large ribbon, decorative trim or lace around the basket, and knot it to make a large bow. Sprinkle some glitter over the flower arrangement for a magical effect, or place a few small, scented candles just in front of the arrangement for added interest.

Things You'll Need

  • Poinsettias
  • Holly sprigs
  • Carnations
  • Mistletoe
  • Christmas roses
  • Gerbera daisies
  • Tulips
  • Iris
  • Orchids
  • Baby's breath
  • Large flat basket
  • Styrofoam
  • Knife
  • Pine branches
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Candles


  • Christmas Carnivals
  • Floristry Expert
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