Natural Christmas - Holiday centerpieces sure to dress up, and add some holiday cheer to any room in your home...but especially for those dining room and kitchen tables. As you know Innovative Holiday Decorating of Charlotte, NC are HUGE fans of using natural holiday decor to add warmth, sweet aromas, and bring in a beautiful display of natural resources from mother nature. With these inspiring photos from BHG.com, we are sure to create something similar for our holiday decorating clients this season in NC-SC. Tonia of Innovative Holiday Decorating shares this statement: "Peggy and I are so excited to decorate residential and commercial properties in Charlotte, NC and the metro area, including upper SC for the upcoming season and holidays!
Blooming Tree Holiday CenterpiecePut a twist on typical holiday table decor with a tree-inspired centerpiece. To create the trunk, wrap a clear glass vase with bark chips. Surround the vase with faux variegated moss and top with nuts, berries, and tiny decorative birds to mimic a forest setting. Bring the "tree" into bloom with a lush floral arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, fresh greenery, and hypericum berries.
Tray of Yews Holiday CenterpieceFoot-high yews with root balls nestled in moss look fresh lined up in a galvanized tray. You can find these mini evergreens at your local nursery. Anchor with white and purple eggplants for an all-natural centerpiece.
Editor's Tip: To keep plants from drying out, place out of direct sunlight and water twice a week. Limit display time to 2-3 weeks; after three weeks, trees will come out of winter hibernation and start to grow like houseplants.
White Hyacinth Holiday CenterpieceThis centerpiece filled with seasonal, natural elements is versatile enough for any holiday occasion. Simply fill a large, low bowl with boxwood, pinecones, and white hyacinth.
Freshen with Botanicals
Elevate a humble wooden box to Christmas-centerpiece status. Start by lining the box with dry florist's foam to anchor evergreen sprigs. Attach citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, limes) to florist's picks and tuck into the greenery. Add interest by cutting some of the fruits in half or adding decorative details.
Editor's Tip: Make orange pomanders by using a large needle to poke holes into the orange. Push the stems of whole cloves into the holes.
White Gold DecorationsLarge white hydrangea blooms fill a white pitcher (or try a bowl!) with fresh floral splendor. We added seeded eucalyptus leaves and a few stalks of white snaps and filled in with golden holiday ornaments on wires. Fresh green and red apple slices surround the neutral centerpiece with a bright border.
Think Small Holiday DecorationsInstead of one gigantic centerpiece, consider making several smaller bouquets for the table. A silver ornament and sprigs of evergreen are nods to the holiday season, but this idea is versatile: Flowers could be any color or type that complements your china and table linens.
Flowers and VotivesA block of soaked florist's foam holds this arrangement in place. Three glass votive cups were set on top of the foam -- making it easy to change the candles as needed. Curly twigs inserted into the foam hold the glass cups in place. Next, flowers and greens are arranged around the sides of the foam, draping down to the tabletop.
Switch It UpCenterpieces usually run the length of the table. For something different, keep the centerpiece in the middle of the table, but stretch it across the width instead. Here, evergreen boughs drape across the table horizontally and are accented with pretty red flowers and white berry sprigs.
Serving Up SophisticationA pair of stacked cake plates dressed with evergreens, glass balls, pinecones, and red berries makes a sophisticated, no-fuss centerpiece.
All Boxed UpA rustic wooden toolbox lets a holiday centerpiece spread out. Stand pillar candles on supports, such as candleholders or even soup cans, so they are set at different heights. Next, add bowls or low containers of damp florist's foam and arrange the greenery. A sweep of garland and a cardinal's nest add a final touch.
Editor's Tip: Be sure to keep the candle flames a safe distance from the greenery and other elements.
Photos and articles about each photo courtesy of BHG.com.
Happy holidays from our homes in Charlotte, NC to your homes!