Easy-Does-It Steps in Making a Floral Christmas Topiary

Holiday season is here, and it’s time to ransack your house for old Christmas decorations to adorn your home. The challenge, it seems, is how to make every home more dashing each Christmas. If you’re tired of the same old décor that you put up every year, it’s time to channel your inner Marsha Stewart and create your own Christmas decoration.

In the last post, you’ve read about how to make an elegant Christmas centerpiece. Now, this post is all about making your very own Christmas topiary. By the way, topiary can be either a real tree or fake one that’s shaped into a different figure. In this case, we’re going to use flowers to make a Christmas tree.

It’s best to use existing fresh flowers you have at home. But if you don’t have them, you can order from your florist all the flowers you’ll need. To make it even easier for you, you can even go online to shop for blooms. Just make sure you’re dealing with a reputable online florist to get the best flowers and service.

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What you’ll need:

Cone-shaped floral foam

Floral foam base

Wooden dowel rod

Vase or flower pot

Small Christmas balls

White or red floral stems

  1. Create your topiary base. You can get any kind of vase or flower pot for this purpose. Cut the floral foam base to fit the inside bottom of the vase or pot.
  2. Insert the dowel into the center of the floral foam. Be careful not to push it all the way through. Place the other end of the rod into the floral foam base.
  3. Cut flower stems to about an inch or two below the blooms. Push the stems into the cone-shaped foam. Start at the bottom and work your way upwards. Red roses and carnations are perfect for Christmas topiary because of their festive colors. You may also use flowers of another color (white is a good option), but make sure the blooms are big enough. This way, you don’t have to put in a lot of flowers to fill in the floral foam.
  4. Randomly insert Christmas balls into the tree. Secure them in place with hot glue if needed.

Topiaries are nice accents to any home. You can place them on the table as a centerpiece or outside the house to welcome your guests. They’re also excellent gift ideas for the holidays.

How to Make an Elegant Floral Christmas Decoration for Your Home

With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is busy decorating their homes. The easiest way to spruce up your home for the holidays is to have a Christmas floral arrangement on your dinner or coffee table.

Instead of having store-bought décor, you can design your own Christmas floral arrangement. It will only cost you a couple of bucks. You can even work with existing fresh flowers in your home. If you want to get a new bouquet of flowers, that’s fine too. You can order online for the freshest bouquets and have them delivered to you on the same day. Nifty, eh?

Go to philippineflowermart.comHere are the steps in making your personalized Christmas floral arrangement:

  1. Most people prefer silk flowers in making table centerpieces, but for this project, use fresh flowers to bring more character. Red is a good option when you want something festive. Roses or Poinsettias shall do the trick. You will also need some foliage to cover the oasis ring (you can get this at various floral supplies stores). Holly (available in plant nurseries in the Philippines) or ferns may be used, but any vine is just as good.
  2. Cover the base of the oasis ring with foil to prevent water from seeping out. Place a large candle, variegated small fruits and candy canes in the center of the ring. Spray paint some of the small fruits in gold.
  3. Place the foliage on the oasis ring. Start at the base and work your way to the center.
  4. Cut the stems of the roses to about two to three inches. Intersperse them around the foliage.

And there you go… Your elegant Christmas floral decoration is done.

Fresh flowers can be used to embellish your personalized Christmas decoration. Working with fresh flowers can be tricky, but if you know how to prolong flowers’ life, there’s no need to worry. And if you want to send flowers as gifts this Christmas, just go online and search for the bouquet that you need.

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