Nothing brightens a home quite like a floral bouquet and during the holidays these timeless household ornaments can be especially alluring. That is why the hunt for a wonderful Christmas arrangement may be well worth the endeavor. Not only will it enliven any space in which it rests, others will experience a bit of cheer from the loveliness of winter inspired blossoms or plants.
Below are a few ideas for holiday arrangements that you can explore. Some of these bouquets may be able to be created by you rather inexpensively via the use of silk flowers or Christmas greens. For a more pro look however, you may wish to go with a florist who specializes in Christmas bouquets.
The portability and beauty of a basket arrangement is what makes it so adorable and fun. Another added benefit of basket bouquets is that they are easy to fill and splay. All one has to keep in mind is the concept of adornments that appeal to the Christmas spirit - colors like white, red, silver, gold and green will often do quite nicely! Flowers of the button variety, like carnations or daisies, are also good picks for a arresting Holiday basket.
Vases can be a wonderful way to display a floral arrangement and since there are so many varieties of vases, the sky is the limit for visual presentation. The most popular type of floral vases are clear glass ones. When garnished with a bow, this type of vase can be especially appealing. Long stem flowers are usually placed in these types of vases, which is why roses make a great holiday combination. Picking red and white roses in a glass vase with a big green or red bow just cries "Merry Christmas", introducing an essential element of holiday cheer into any home.
Floral arrangements in canisters or tins make great gifts as the canister can be reused long after the lovely flowers have passed away. Traditional filler flowers like pommes, carnations and lush greens can easily be arranged around roses or other red blossoms to give it a Holiday feel. Adding something edible, like a giant cookie or piece of fine chocolate contributes to the homey whimsy of a canister arrangement. Fruits are another way to create a fun dimension to such an inspired piece.
The old-fashioned poinsettia can have a newfangled look with creative settings like ceramic or hand-crafted pots. You can make it a fun family project to gather the kids around to paint a one of a kind jar made by your own hands. Keeping in mind the colors of Christmas, you and the gang can decorate the item so that it very easily highlights Yuletide wonder. Bows, ribbons and garland strands can be added for garnish, but the poinsettia plant should stand alone as the focal piece of the arrangement for full dramatic effect.
Christmas centerpieces usually have candles in white, red green or all of the above in the arrangement to give it a fantastic and bold imagery. These floral sprays often rest in the center of a large dinner table or a fireplace mantel bestowing a distinctive seasonal charm to the area. Pine cones, greens and red and white flowers are the hallmarks of such a piece, adopting the colors that are commonly associated with the season.
Keep in mind that nearly all floral arrangements can be accented with candy canes, red and/or green candles and white flowers to fill the foliage and add visual diversity. You can also get creative with things like chocolate, fruit cake or candies.
Flowers are good any time of year and around the holidays, a nice floral arrangement can add to the festive air that almost always seems to greet Christmas. By using flowers to underline your Holiday sentiments, you can be a part of the good will that spreads this season and perhaps, keep that mood going for weeks after official celebrations have passed.