Holidays

Christmas Tree Flowers and Berries

December 2, 2015

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Yesterday was all about flawlessly adding ribbon to your Christmas Tree.  Today I’m focusing on Flowers and Berries.

I have to admit, I’ve only recently started adding flowers, berries and branches to my Christmas Tree and I can’t imagine ever doing a tree without them!  They are the perfect way to fill in holes, add texture and depth to a tree while creating a truly abundant and full look.  And let’s be honest, a little added sparkle and shimmer is never a bad thing!

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I like to start by laying out everything I have, so I know what I’m working with.  Then I begin with one type of branch or berry, adding them to the tree in a somewhat symmetrical and balanced way to fill in any holes and gaps.  Once all the branches and berries are in place, I move onto the flowers.  I personally love the look of poinsettias and only use them, but any flower will work – peonies, roses, poppies, whatever you have.  Fill in any additional holes or areas that are out of balance.

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Just like we did with the ribbon, step back and take the tree in from all different angles and don’t be afraid to snap some pictures, you want to have a balanced look, but nothing too orchestrated.

The tree looks so good already, I can’t wait to share it with all the ornaments on Friday!

Until then, how do you fill in your tree with flowers and berries?  I’d love to hear!

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