I love this time of year. Holidays and good times with family and friends are just around the corner. It always starts to feels like Christmas to me when the flower markets are filled with Christmas flowers like holly and oak foliage, green gooseberries, poinsettia plants, white hydrangea, Christmas lilies and even dyed candy stripe agapanthus!
But there is always a lot to do with many Christmas events filling your calendar. Whether you’re hosting or going to a Christmas party, I thought I would highlight some Christmas flowers inspiration for decorating or even DIY gifting your loved ones.
Christmas wreaths are always a beautiful way to decorate the front door and such a lovely way to greet anyone who visits. Simplicity in Christmas wreaths can be found in using one flower or foliage variety. Below is a gorgeous example of a Thistle Wreath from Zita Elze Florist Shop in London, but the same could be created here using Sea Holly.
Thistle wreath by Zita Elze Florist Shop via Flowerona
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Or what about Christmas wreath of all Australian Natives. I love the rustic textures and relaxed design of this wreath from Flora Folk and it would be so long lasting and perfect for our hot Australian summer Christmas.
Australian Native Christmas wreath from Floral Folk
Now we turn our attention to the hero of any event, the Christmas table. Whenever I’m hosting, I love filling my Christmas table with florals. Table runners have been a huge trend in weddings this year and they would be perfectly placed at a family Christmas table. This white and green floral runner using eucalyptus leaves again is a lovely example from mywedding.com
Table runner from mywedding.com
Heavenly white and green Hydrangea is oh so Christmassy to me, so simple pots of these on your table mixed with a beautiful white floral foliage such as Andromeda would make your guests feel welcomed. In this example from Piccoli Elfi, the design is taken to the next level, highlighted with another hot floral trend, Australian natives spray painted gold. Perfect for adding a bit of glamour to your table.
Image via piccolielfi.it
What could be more simple than some recycled tin cans with festive red, green or white print labels filled with seasonal red blooms and green foliage, this inspiration example below uses red long lasting Waratahs. Simply scatter them along the tables, leaving room for platters of food and guests can take one with them when they leave.
For decorating around the house or in the entrance way, how about a vintage tin filled with red Hypericum berries, green foliage and white Gypsophila. What makes this design so effective is that the red and white colours in the flowers are reflected in the white tin with red writing. But you could recycle any vintage tin or even a silver metal bucket would be cute.
Image via desiretoinspire.net
To finish, a great and easy decoration or gift example from A Little Tipsy. White pillar candles are surrounded with green leaves and tied with a simple ribbon. Again perfect for gift giving or decorating.
Image via A Little Tipsy
All the blooms for these fantastic, simple designs can be commonly found (or substituted) so why not have a go at wowing your guests or giving a personalised, hand-made gift this Christmas?