No Poinsettias for Christmas
I don’t love poinsettia’s. I don’t know why, they just seem antiquated to me and remind me of times gone past… but not in a great way. They can still be done well (a full poinsettia tree would be awesome!), but for a party, you can make a much better option.
I used just a couple of everyday blooms to get this simple, but seasonal look. Roses and tulips, along with a couple of more seasonal fillers and greens – spruce, red berries, and eucalyptus – look gorgeous together. With just these five pieces, and the same exact tips I used on my ‘market bunch’ tutorial, you can get a really beautiful arrangement for the holiday that is a little more modern than the norm.
As always, having fresh flowers in my house is a must. The great part about going the extra mile to put together a custom arrangement is that the blooms bought make more than just one bouquet. With the flowers I bought, I was able to make a large arrangement for the kitchen (shown here), a small arrangement for the bar, a vase full of tulips for my bedside table, and two bud vases for the bathroom and office. Now, that’s getting my $15 worth!
Tell me, do you buy individual blooms to create your own bouquet? Do you think you’ll give it a try now?
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