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Using Christmas Accents in Christmas Flower Arrangements
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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:
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on.
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:
- Snowglobes, snowman and snowflakes, snow many more.
- Collectibles like tiny train set, porcelain houses
- Reindeers and sleighs
Ready for examples? Here they're in no particular order:
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
Tall Hurricane Centerpiece
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Now that you've seen some examples of Christmas accents, it's time to experiment with centerpieces using Christmas accents. Have fun!