Candy centerpiece
Robbie Caponetto

Sweet Centerpiece

You can put together this festive arrangement of flowers and candy in about five minutes! Begin with a glass cylinder about six inches tall. Insert a small bud vase, and then fill the space between the containers with candy. Add water to the bud vase and fill with large blooms, such as roses or carnations. For safety reasons, you'll want to discard the candy once the flowers have faded.


Fruit bowl
Robbie Caponetto

Fresh Ideas

Fill a bowl with colorful fruits and berries, and then top it off with evergreen cuttings. We used limes, non-poisonous nandina berry, and Clementine oranges. At the first sign of over-ripening, slice the fruit and place it outside to feed the birds.


Ornament clusters
Tria Giovan

Ornamental Cluster

For visual impact on a large tree, bunch ornaments together and tie them off with a big bow. Your collected pieces won't get lost in the expanse of green and go unnoticed.


Pinecone ornaments
Tria Giovan

Instant Ornaments

Bring the outside in by suspending pinecones with pretty ribbon to adorn garland, wreaths, and windows. Use wire ornament hangers to attach pinecones to the bows.


Silver and green
Tria Giovan

Silver and Green

Create an elegant palette of silver and green for your mantel or bookcases. You don't have to be a floral designer to put together this arrangement of evergreen cuttings, candlesticks, and ornaments -- just use the candlesticks as a focal point and surround them with cuttings and silver baubles.


Christmas Card display
Tria Giovan

Card Display

Turn gorgeous Christmas cards into custom decorations with a five-minute frame-up.

Though the artwork at left showcases images of plants, the technique used to frame them can easily be adapted for Christmas cards. Sandwich your favorites between two pieces of glass, and then seal the edges with sturdy cloth tape. Lean your creations on a table or mantel for instant holiday artwork.


Holiday Hangups
David Prince

Holiday Hangups

Transform any ordinary shelf into a holiday mantel. For this look, stencil a name on a piece of fabric for each bucket. Wrap the fabric around the bucket and secure in the back with a safety pin. Fill the buckets with candy or other surprises, and hang from coordinating ribbon or twine.


Holiday Flowers
Tria Giovan

Holiday Flowers

Keep your color palette simple. Maintaining a unified color palette during the holidays can be a challenge. Make it easy by grouping decorations or flowers of different size and shape but similar color. Here, the traditional colors of Christmas are supported with bright red and green tulips and amaryllis.


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