Want to create the look of beautiful fresh flowers on your Christmas tree, without the fresh flowers? Creating a stunning Christmas tree with artificial flowers is easy when you have quality faux blooms, a little string, and an afternoon for drinking Christmas cocktails and decorating the tree!
Until this Christmas, I would always get my flowers from a big flower bodega right down the street. I’ve since moved a little too far from that pretty bodega, and what you can’t carry in Brooklyn, you can’t have, unless you have it delivered to your door.
Having 20 bouquets of fresh roses and a dozen bunches of hydrangea is a bit out of my price range. So I went artificial this year but made sure to spend some time making pretty dried citrus ornaments for some organic touches. I also added some dry gomphrena (poof ball flowers) to add a little more “realness.”
I also have a little more space to actually store Christmas decorations (what a concept!) I’ve never had that before, so I decided to treat myself to these beauties. A soon as they arrived, I grabbed a tree, poured myself a delicious RumChata Christmas cocktail, and got started!
The Etsy store has so many beautiful flowers to choose from, it was really tricky to decide which to choose. But I decided to go with 8 bunches of pink roses, 5 bunches of yellow roses, 15 blue hydrangeas, and 10 big peonies!
To add them to my tree, I simply made mini bouquets with 3-5 mixed flowers and tied them together. I also used wire cutters to trim the stems shorter because they come quite long. Once they were trimmed and tied, I simply slid them into the boughs of the tree.
I also wanted to bring the color up to my new mantle (I made it myself! If you want to see how, take a look at my DIY wall mantle post!) I used a few beautiful bunches and made a precious bouquet in a milk glass water pitcher. They really look so real and elegant. Especially after I added a little dry eucalyptus.
If you create your own flower tree, you have to show me! Always tag me on Instagram, or simply email me your pretty photos! Have fun creating and Merry Christmas everybody!