Wishing you a season of gladness, a season of cheer, and to top it all off, a wonderful year.
What you’ll need:
• Small vase
• White Alstroemeria (4 stems)
• Red Alstroemeria (4 stems)
• Pink Alstroemeria (3 stems)
• Red Roses (3 stems)
• White Roses (3 stems)
• White + Red Carnations (3 stems)
• White Snapdragons (2 stems)
• Red Tulips (5 stems)
• Hawaiian Ginger (1 stem)
• Leucadendron (2 stems)
• Pointsettia (1 bloom)
• Evergreen Branches (6 branches)
Keep the stems long until you are ready to place them in the vase. Then cut them to the appropriate length.
Have fun with the shape of the arrangement and don’t be afraid to move a stem to a different spot if you don’t like where you first placed it.
Always turn your arrangement so that it looks good from all sides.
Think of your vase in quarters: Front Left, Front Right, Back Left, Back Right.
1. Prep your flowers. Take the vase you will use for the centerpiece arrangement and fill with cool water.
2. Start with the evergreen branches. Arrange the branches on the outer edge of the vase, with a few of the branches draping over one side of the vase (front left quarter) and take a few taller branches and place on the opposite side (back right quarter).
3. Take the white alstroemeria stems and place a few near the taller evergreen branches and some by the draping evergreen branches. Arrange the remaining white alstroemeria stems inside the vase.
4. Take the pink alstroemeria stems and scatter them throughout the arrangement and in-between the white alstroemeria.
5. Do the same with the red alstroemeria stems.
6. Take one of the red roses and place near the other taller stems and then scatter the other red roses throughout the arrangement.
7. Scatter the white roses throughout the arrangement.
8. Take the 3 carnations, group them together and place them near the front of the vase (front right quarter), on the same side as the taller evergreen branches.
9. Next take the tulips and scatter them throughout the arrangement. These tulips are meant to be wild and whimsical, so let them just go where they want to.
10. Place the hawaiian ginger near the taller evergreen branches, jetting out at an angle.
11. Tuck in the leucadendron in opposite quarters (Front Right, Back Left).
12. Take the snapdragons and place one so it’s partially draping over the left side (front left quarter) and the other near the center middle.
13. Place a large poinsettia bloom near the front of the arrangement (front left quarter).