Creative winter flower bouquets are a great way to brighten your home when it's dreary outside. Many people associate floral arrangements with spring or summer, but there are gorgeous options for fresh cut stems and branches, dried flowers and greenery available during the coldest months. Follow these tips for unique winter arrangements.
When the holiday season is over, don't get rid of your decorative greenery when packing up the Christmas tree. Pine boughs, holly branches, magnolia leaves, and cedar sprigs make interesting textured winter arrangements. Display the greenery in large vases and use a few flowers as color accents.
Bunches of bright flowers look cheery against a window on gray wintry days. Choose yellow, red, and orange flowers such as roses, forsythia, carnations, and mums. Some carnations even have red and white stripes that are perfect for Christmas or Valentine's Day arrangements. For a fun and easy arrangement, clip the blossoms off several mums and float them in a decorative bowl.
Dried Plant Materials
Create romantic antique-looking arrangements with dried flowers. Look in your own garden or nearby florists for dried hydrangea, sunflowers, roses, herbs, bark, seed pods, and eucalyptus branches. Dried arrangements work especially well in small unexpected containers. Look around your house for gravy boats, creamers, and small vases to fill, or simply tie a bunch of dried flowers together with a ribbon and hang from a door knob.
White floral arrangements in the winter time are elegant. Babies breath is often used as an accent flower, but for an easy and inexpensive arrangement, grab a large bunch and make it the star. The branches form a soft cloud of white resembling fluffy snow. Alternatively, place several pussy willow branches in a tall vase. Be sure to cross cut the stems so the white buds open.