‘All Greens’ – There is nothing in this arrangement but live seasonal greens that can be found in most people’s gardens. It starts with a plastic centerpiece holder (available at craft stores) and a cut block of Oasis or flower foam. Add successive layers of Red Cedar, Blue Spruce, and berried English Holly and wire three Ponderosa Pine cones to stems and place for effect.
‘Angel Nest’ – This arrangement began with a square ceramic pot (with no drain holes) fitted with a block of soaked Oasis. The base greens are simply Red Cedar and White Pine, with a little Redtwig Dogwood thrown in. A metallic angel ornament and two red (spray painted) pine cones are featured in the center – with a pair of gold feathers and some red sparkling ting rounding out the display.
‘Golden Highlights’ – A little gold goes a long way in this simple but elegant centerpiece which starts with a green base of Red Cedar, Podocarpus and Osmanthus x burkwoodii -with a little Blue Spruce thrown in. A few sprigs of gold variegated Holly add contrast, as do the golden Christmas balls, pine cone and threaded ribbon. A small bird ornament completes it as a nice focal point.
‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ – Here’s why you save all that Christmas bric-a-brac from year to year, as the sleigh base, ceramic Santa and decorative presents were from last year’s live arrangement. The ingredients for this display include White Pine, Red Cedar, Blue Spruce and English Holly – all of which can be found in most gardens. Add a little curly red ting to finish this arrangement.
‘Christmas Tradition’ – The basic red and green colour scheme of this centerpiece harkens to the days of a simpler Christmas. A square glass vase fitted with Oasis provides the base – with Red Cedar and English Holly worked in at the bottom. Red berry picks and some ting bring life to this arrangement, while the Douglas Fir pine cones add an undeniable west coast touch.