Quick Holiday Florals

A quick trip to the florist, the dollar store and the backyard and you're all done.

The cookies are baked, the presents are wrapped, the oven is stuffed and the tree is trimmed. But I have to admit, my usual holiday decorating flourish has taken a bit of a reprieve this year – I didn’t even put a wreath on the front door!

I did however manage to make quick trip to the florist, the dollar store and our backyard to make these simple, last-minute floral arrangements.

If you’ve left it to the sweet end like me, try these out and you’ll have a holiday-ready home in no time,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best of the season.

On a recent trip to the dollar store I saw cans of that glorious fake snow we used to put on our windows when I was young. I just had to get one and figure out something to do with it. I thought it could be a cool way to create a wintery floral arrangement using some old thistles we had hanging around, some dried up hydrangeas from the garden and some red winter berries from the flower shop.
Start off by spraying the branches on some newspaper. Fill your vessel of choice with some floral oasis if you have it on hand. Arrange the branches. Add a few more sprays of the white stuff until you get the snowfall look you like. Then add in the sprigs of the red berries. Easy and fast. Just be a bit careful, as the “snow” does fall off if shaken.
Simple winter berry branches create big impact but with small cost. Gorgeous fresh red cranberries always say Christmas to me.
Lime green topiaries, a wooden stump from our farm and osage oranges (the green and wrinkly orbs) create an organic holiday vignette.
Photos: Ben Loughton

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