Are Christmas Buffet arrangements still on your ‘to-do’ list? Here’s you’ll find a ‘how-to’ video from the Flower School as well as some colorful, stylish examples from the blog at FTD.COM.
My own approach, I admit is simpler. I love large showy arrangements, but rarely have the time to make one and am often disappointed by how long they last. My solution is to buy potted plants, usually red or white poinsettias, and use those instead. Two small plants on my kitchen island, a large plant in my fireplace and another on the buffet. You can cover the pots quite easily, I usually use stiff tule or even deco mesh secured with an elastic band.
For a full list of the items used in this arrangement, visit the flower school website here
Visit the blog at FTD.com for more ideas on Christmas Buffet Arrangements and centerpieces. Two that took my eye are a wild adventurous arrangements made from hydrangea and hawthorn berries, and cool, modern sophisticated arrangement featuring white a silver flowers in a mirrored container.
Part of the art of Christmas decoration is to choose materials that last. Fir, pine and variegated english holly all qualify as do pine cones and many berries, but most flowers, especially roses, have a relatively short vase life, so you may want to consider alternatives to the usual favorites.
- Amaryllis flowers are huge, fabulous and colorful, but can be difficult to arrange because of the large fleshy stems.
- Carnations – still not very fashionable – will usually last well and add color, but don’t mix them with other flowers.
- Anthuriums are large and colorful – they look fabulous in a vase and last for ages
- Baby’s breath or gypsophila lasts well, dried it can be sprayed gold or silver. Like sprayed Eucalyptus it makes a fantastic addition to the decorations without being very expensive. My favorite variation is to spray white gypsophila with iridescent glitter. It doesn’t add color, but it will pick of the lights from christmas tree or candles. It’s subtle, but gorgeous.
What’s your favorite Christmas flower? Leave comment so we can discuss.