Natural Christmas arrangement

Updated: Feb 8

On request of flower exporting company Hamifleurs Marloes has created this rich looking Christmas design with a clear natural twist. Enjoy the beauty of these typical Christmas flowers with friends and family during the winter season


Step 1

The base of the arrangement is a slice of wood. In this slice small holes are drilled. In the bottom of the branches the same is done. By using small bamboo sticks the trunk can now be connected to the wood slice.


Step 2

Place the branches so they form a circle. In this circle a cluster of variating sizes of cylinder glasses is placed.


Step 3

Attaches the end of several stem together here by creating a solid framework around the vases.


Step 4

Uses 1 test tube as water container and twist cones around the tube by using cupper wire. Insert a bamboo stick in between the cones and tube.


Step 5

Drill holes in those positions where you want to place the cone bundles.


Step 6

To secure the total construction and to make it transportable Marloes twisted cupper colored aluminium wire around the base of the vases and branches.


Step 7

If needed you can add one or two extra branches to add more volume to the total composition.


Step 8

By adding cupper colored bind wire to the small Christmas bubbles you will be able to hang these on the aluminium wires that are used around the composition. Fill these with water and they serve as small vase.


Step 9

Also fill the large vases with water and place as first the Ilex branches in the vases.


Step 10

The ilex branches create a structure that will make the placing of the Amaryllis flowers a whole lot easier.


Step 11

Remove all leafs from the waxed roses and divide them over the arrangement. The lower flowers of the cymbidium will be used in the small bubbles; the top part can be used longer.


Step 12

Wind cupper wires around 1 stem of juniper conifer; these compact torches will add a nice grey/green accent. Insert a thick stub wire in the torch; this will give you the ability to bend the torch.


Step 13

As an accent cupper colored Eucalyptus populus is added.


Step 14

And also gold colored asparagus with a bit of cupper colored glitter on it. This year we do see a lot of metallics combined together in one arrangement, a great way to add more luxuriousness to your design.


Final

This large arrangement can of course be made in smaller varieties. Think of just a bundle of cones with one or two flowers in it as a table decoration. Or one vase, a branch and a larger bubble on a gold or cupper colored plate as a small gift. Great and workable ideas for you to work with during this Christmas season.


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