Floral arrangements are items that many people want but end up buying because they don’t know how to do them well. Today, I’m removing the mystery by showing you how to make beautiful Christmas floral arrangements that will make any table setting look incredible!
Hey, y’all! If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you probably know we are in full-swing holiday crafting mode over here. We’ve been making centerpieces, door hangers, and of course, plenty of wreaths!
But I have a confession to make: floral arrangements are really not my thing.
I am a pro when it comes to wreaths, door hangers, and centerpieces. Florals, however, just aren’t my forte. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t played around with them, though!
Recently, I tried making a homemade Christmas flower arrangement and was happy with the way it turned out. So, today I am showing you how to make elegant DIY Christmas floral arrangements that I am super proud of.
When it comes to this type of project, many of us (including me) just kind of wing it, so I’m happy to have y’all along for the ride as we remove the mystery around making a great Christmas floral arrangement!
How To Make DIY Christmas Floral Arrangements That Stun
As I said, floral arrangements are not my area of expertise. The good news, though, is that if I can do it, you can do it!
I’m used to working with a design plan y’all, but that’s just not how I roll when it comes to florals. I think one of the keys is to have a good eye for balance and flow. That way, you can just roll with it and make your Christmas floral arrangement designs as you create.
If you also prefer to have a plan to work from, I want to encourage you not to let the lack of a by-the-book design plan intimidate you! You can still have a general game plan – here’s how:
I decide on a color scheme and collect florals that fit that scheme. Then I get to work and see what happens at the craft table. I know many creative artists prefer to work this way. If that sounds like you, this is your perfect project!
At the same time, if this idea makes you feel uncomfortable, I encourage you to give it a try because it can yield some AMAZING creations.
Get Familiar With Some Basics Of Working With Florals
In addition to being open to not working with a design plan, there are a few other things you’ll need to know before trying this project.
First, you do need to know the basics of attaching florals. If you want to learn more, check out how to add greenery for some help and direction in that area!
Next, since this project involves a lot of floral cutting and securing, there are a couple of things I want to share to make your life easier.
- Make sure you have the right tools. Don’t try cutting floral stems with scissors when you can use a set of wire cutters. Your hands (and scissors) will thank me later! To learn more about the must-have tools to cut flower stems, check out our post on that.
- A pick-stemming machine will save you soooo much time! It’s an investment, no doubt, but it is so much better than hand-wrapping all of your stems. When you watch the video, you’ll see exactly what I mean!
How To Make A DIY Christmas Floral Arrangement
You know that feeling you get when you successfully tackle something that you have struggled with for a while? That’s how I felt with this holiday flower arrangement! As it turns out, the process is much simpler than I thought it would be.
Here’s what you’ll need to gather for this project. I am including some handy links to make finding certain items easier. Please note: I am not including exact quantities in this list because that will probably change based on your individual design.
- Metal bucket
- Spray foam
- Glue pot (or glue gun)
- Pick machine
- Wire cutters
- Christmas pines
- Large poinsettias
- Floral picks
- Floral stems
- Christmas berry stems
- Christmas picks
Instructions For Making DIY Christmas Floral Arrangements
Once you try making flower arrangements this way, you may never feel the need for a floral project plan again!
Start by filling your bucket with spray foam and let it expand.
Tip: If you’ve never used spray foam in crafting before, check out Must-Have Crafting Tool: How To Use Spray Foam For Crafts to learn the ins and outs.
Give it plenty of time to dry before moving on.
Use hot glue to attach the moss to the top of the foam.
Start by adding the large poinsettias. Put hot glue on the end and add one flower to the center, front, and back of the arrangement.
Next, take the pine stems and trim them. Add a pick to the end of each, dip it in the glue pot, and add it evenly to your arrangement.
Here’s where things get less structured. Select different Christmas stems, trim them, add a pick, and then use hot glue to add them to your arrangement.
Alternate your colors and evenly space them through your arrangement.
Continue to fill in the remainder of your arrangement until it is beautiful and full – and just the way you like it!
And that’s it, y’all! I am not giving you as much detailed direction for this project as I do with my wreaths, but you’ll get the idea. This project is really all about using your materials in a less structured way to encourage creativity and make one amazing creation.
I absolutely love how this floral arrangement turned out, and I know yours will be amazing too!
Here are a few questions I frequently see readers ask about making homemade floral arrangements. If you have a question but don’t see it answered already, please leave it for us in the comments!
Can I use a foam block instead of spray foam?
Yes, definitely! However, I prefer using spray foam for a couple of reasons. First, it automatically molds itself to your bucket, so you don’t have to waste precious time cutting and shaving a foam block.
Second, since the foam block molds directly to the bucket, it also adheres to it. You don’t have wasted space, and you don’t have to glue it down.
Can I use the same process with real flowers?
Absolutely. If you want to use real flowers to make a DIY Christmas floral arrangement, I would recommend using a vase and no foam at all. Then pick your flowers and layer them in as I described it up above.
Could I use a different container to hold my Christmas flower arrangement?
Yes, there are tons of options! I like the bucket because it’s cheap, effective, and hides the foam block. If you want to use a vase or something else, I recommend using something that you can’t see through. That way, you (or your customers) won’t see the foam block or anything else you don’t want them to see.
Add Christmas Floral Arrangements To Your Skillset!
There’s definitely a learning curve to working with florals, but if you can reach a point where you feel comfortable with it, it’s something that your customers will always want. Plus, as a Craftpreneur, it’s always a good idea to diversify your income streams!
If you crave more Christmas inspiration, check out these posts too:
- Christmas Snowman Wreath Tutorial
- How To Make A Decoupaged Wood Christmas Sign
- Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Christmas Wreath
- I’ll Be Gnome For Christmas Grapevine Wreath
- How To Make A Patriotic Christmas Tree
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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DIY Christmas Floral Arrangement
- Start by filling your bucket with spray foam and let it expand.
- Use hot glue to attach the moss to the top of the foam.
- Start by adding the large poinsettias. Put hot glue on the end and add one flower to the center, front, and back of the arrangement.
- Next, take the pine stems and trim them. Add a pick to the end of each, dip it in the glue pot, and add evenly to your arrangement.
- Here's where things get less structured. Select different Christmas stems, trim them, add a pick, and then use hot glue to add them to your arrangement. Alternate your colors and evenly space them through your arrangement. Continue to fill in the remainder of your arrangement until it is beautiful and full.
Just pin this Christmas Floral Arrangement centerpiece tutorial to save these tips and instructions for next time!