Using Christmas Accents in Christmas Flower Arrangements

Closeup of reindeer riding through greens.
Closeup of reindeer riding through greens. | Source

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Want to increase the festivity of your flower arrangements? Why not use Christmas accents? They have a way of lending Christmas cheer without trying too hard. Sometimes, it’s all you need to add character and flair. Want to tell a story? Christmas accents do that nicely—add a nativity scene, an angel figurine or a star—right there, a story told with style. If you just want to add charm or elegance, again, consider Christmas accents. I know, I’m belaboring the point.

I can go on and on about the many wonders of using Christmas accents but I will not attempt. After all, it’s Christmas and we’ve lots to do without scrolling through a scroll-like article. This hub is not meant to be wordy, rather, it will let the pictures do all the telling.

And if you’re wondering about the basics of Christmas flower arranging, here are a couple of articles I wrote:

How to Make Fresh Christmas Centerpiece for Under $10

How to Make Your Own Fresh Christmas Centerpieces I—Easy and Cheap

How To Make Your Own Fresh Christmas Centerpieces II—Easy and Cheap

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on.

Christmas Accents

Walk into any craft store or visit any online store for Christmas accents and you’ll find plenty of them. Too many for my wallet, if you ask me. Here are some examples that will work well with Christmas arrangements:

  • Candles
  • Hurricanes
  • Snowglobes, snowman and snowflakes, snow many more.
  • Collectibles like tiny train set, porcelain houses
  • Ornaments
  • Figurines
  • Votives
  • Reindeers and sleighs

Ready for examples? Here they're in no particular order:

Hurricanes

Christmas hurricanes are special--adorned with glitter, festive motifs and coated with red, green, gold or silver--the perfect vessels to showcase centerpieces. Add a tealight or a candle and they transform into magical lights, all warm and glowing--just what you need for the season.

Red Hurricane Centerpiece

Picture taken by my good friend, Veronica Lo. A simple yet elegant arrangement featuring a red hurricane.
Picture taken by my good friend, Veronica Lo. A simple yet elegant arrangement featuring a red hurricane. | Source

Tall Hurricane Centerpiece

A slender stem hurricane, standing tall and elegant.
A slender stem hurricane, standing tall and elegant. | Source

Reindeer

Santa may have given reindeers some stardust. But what would Santa do without his reindeers? I love reindeers for that reason and more. Whether it's a single reindeer holding a candle, or a reindeer with its antlers ready for a show of tealights, reindeers have a special way of adding Christmas charm.

Reindeer Centerpiece

Three reindeers dashing through the snow...erhh...I mean the greens.
Three reindeers dashing through the snow...erhh...I mean the greens. | Source

Snowflakes, Snowglobes, Snowman, and everything Snow


For some people, Christmas isn't Christmas without a winter landscape. If you live in sunny locations, such as I, don't break a sweat, create your own winter wonderland. Top the flower arrangement with a snowflake and let the candle play peek-a-boo. A very great way of lifting your spirits and spirit you away to a place where snow falls gently on a cabin. Somewhere, somehow.

Snowflake Centerpiece

A silver snowflake to ring in the season.
A silver snowflake to ring in the season. | Source

Snowman Centerpiece

Snowman sitting pretty on a sleigh--another snow theme.
Snowman sitting pretty on a sleigh--another snow theme. | Source

Ornaments


Ornaments look great on the Christmas tree or tuck in between Christmas leaves but don't underestimate its ability to shine through even in the most obscure of places. If you need to add height to an arrangement, stand it on a glass container filled with ornaments as I've done here. Behind the bow are golden ornaments used to fill up the spaces in the glass container. It adds glamor and swag all its own.

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Ornaments used to fill up spaces in a container., adding another element of charm.
Ornaments used to fill up spaces in a container., adding another element of charm. | Source

Votive

Votive, votive, votive--so versatile, you can never go wrong with using one or two or many. Spread them out on a table and you've yourself a magical landscape or hang it up on a bough. With some floral wire, I made a hanging votive to lend some festive cheer. With a soft glow, it may remind you of the Christmas morn when angels sang in skies of starry lights.

Hanging Votive Centerpiece

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View from afar.
View from afar. | Source

Lantern

Lanterns hold great significance when it comes to light. After all, the baby Jesus was born to be the Light of the world. Whether you use a pillar candle or a tealight inside the lantern, allow the light to envelop you with love, joy, peace and hope.

Lantern Centerpiece

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Ribbons

What would the world be without swaths of ribbons? Dull! Dress up your centerpieces with bows and ties--they make the centerpiece look all dressed up and sophisticated. Enough said.

Lily Centerpiece

A single bow and a single lily--that's all it takes to make the arrangement pop.
A single bow and a single lily--that's all it takes to make the arrangement pop. | Source

Lily-Eucalyptus Centerpiece

This arrangement sits on top of a candle holder (quite like a large votive) and someone bought it for $500 at a silent auction for Southern California Ballet. Score!
This arrangement sits on top of a candle holder (quite like a large votive) and someone bought it for $500 at a silent auction for Southern California Ballet. Score! | Source

Now that you've seen some examples of Christmas accents, it's time to experiment with centerpieces using Christmas accents. Have fun!

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11 comments

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thumbi7 2 years ago from India

You have great ideas. All these pictures are wonderful.

I have pinned them


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful flower centerpieces and so cute for Christmas. You have some creative ideas here. Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas with us!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These for arrangments for Christmas are awesome. You are right, the accents really help them stand out.Shared and pinned.


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

You offer some nice ideas here. My favorite of your examples is the idea of making some large snowflake stems and tucking them into arrangements--thanks!


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Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

These are quite lovely. Enjoyed getting all of the different ideas. Thanks.


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anglnwu 2 years ago Author

thumbi 7, thanks for reading and pinning.

suzettenaples, thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked them.


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torrilynn 2 years ago

these are wonderful ideas just in time for Christmas. thank you. voted up shared and pinned.


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anglnwu 2 years ago Author

Hi Rebeccamealey, thanks for dropping by to comment. I agree accents make a huge difference to the arrangement.

RTalloni, glad you like the snowflake arrangement. Thanks for commenting.


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anglnwu 2 years ago Author

Glimmer Twin Fan, thanks for your positive feedback.

Torrilyn, thanks for vote up and pinned.


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What pretty arrangements here - thanks for sharing them (and your photos really add value to what you tell us about!).


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anglnwu 2 years ago Author

Thanks, ChristyWrites, appreciate your positive comments.

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