Traditional Christmas flower arrangements feature poinsettias and pine cones, but there are many ways to break the mold without losing the Christmas spirit. Midwest Living and Martha Stewart offer many ideas on how to create unique and beautiful Christmas arrangements.Continue Reading
In an example of a very traditional Christmas flower arrangement, Martha Stewart plants poinsettias, complementary greenery plants and potting soil in a 10-inch pan and uses the arrangement as a centerpiece. This method works well to adapt to the next season by simply replacing the poinsettia with a seasonally appropriate plant.
Using red blooms that are not traditional Christmas plants works to take some of the traditional feel out of holiday flower arrangements. Midwest Living suggests covering the outside of a rectangular vase with candy canes and filling the vase with bright red carnations. The centerpiece will bring a pop of traditional red color to the holiday table.
Some non-traditional Christmas flower arranging ideas come from Martha Stewart as well. Martha creates simple arrangements that perfectly embody the feel of winter by wrapping birch bark around tall vases and filling with white amaryllis blooms, geranium leaves and Christmas tree trimmings. The result is an unexpectedly "serene winter-holiday tableau" featuring traditional plants utilized in a non-traditional format.Learn more about Flower Arranging