Christmas is coming, and decorating is in full swing. Families all over are pulling out their staple décor that signifies the holiday season’s start in their homes. This year do something a bit different and use fresh flowers to adorn doors, tables, and other spaces in your house. These DIY Christmas décor ideas are a creative way to add life and color to your December.
1. Create a tabletop Christmas tree.
Whether you live in a small space and can’t put up a full-size evergreen or merely want to accent a side table, this cute tree is the perfect way to add a bit of color. Country Hill Cottage has full instructions on their site. With fresh flowers and a few other supplies—such as floral foam and small ornaments—you are well on your way to having a different kind of live Christmas tree.
DIY tabletop Christmas tree by Country Hill Cottage
2. Make an asymmetrical hoop wreath for your wall.
Don’t let those blank wall spaces go without a pop of color! A DIY hoop wreath is a fabulous way to use fresh flowers to pep up vertical spaces. Paper & Stitch has all of the instructions to make a gorgeous wreath that you can scale up or down. Make it larger or smaller, depending on your size of space that needs a bit of styling.
Asymmetrical hoop tutorial from Paper & Stitch
3. Use vintage ice skates to inspire your décor.
Whether you use this design project as a wreath for your front door or to decorate a space near your Christmas tree, it is sure to grab attention. Creatively Southern shows you how to take a pair of vintage skates and turn them into vases. Although their project features greens, you could easily slide a vase into each boot and do this project out of fresh flowers. So lovely!
Bouquet to Use: Our Simply Elegant flower arrangement is perfect for splitting into two to fill a pair of skates in your holiday décor.
Ice skate wreath by Creatively Southern.
4. Craft a yule log for your dining table.
The yule log is a stunning way to add a bit of nature to your dining room table. Plus, this centerpiece is reasonably simple to make. Just add a bit of floral foam to keep your flowers fresh, and place the log onto a protected surface so that no water or sap leaks through. The Painted Hinge has an easy tutorial on how to style your dining room table while adding candlelight.
Yule log centerpiece from The Painted Hinge
5. Design a traditional Christmas wreath for your door.
The holiday season brings all kinds of outdoor decorations as various wreaths adorn doors all over the world. This year use greenery and fresh flowers to design a beautiful grapevine wreath for your door. The Idea Room shows you how to DIY a wreath, which you can personalize with Christmas flowers and a bow if you’d like.
Bouquets to Use: We know you’re sensing a trend with how versatile our Emerald Isle arrangement is. Our alstroemeria bouquet, Mix n’ Mingle, would add the perfect amount of color with its fluffy blooms.
Grapevine wreath DIY by The Idea Room
6. Make holiday lanterns from scratch.
Yes, this project does take someone a bit handy, but you could always purchase lanterns and do the same concept. However, these would make lovely Christmas gifts when accompanied by a bouquet! Jaime Costiglio gives detailed instructions on how to construct gorgeous lanterns that can be accented with greenery. You could also pepper mini arrangements in between the lanterns to go along the length of a tablescape or mantel.
Bouquet to Use: The Wasabi is a beautiful addition alongside a few of these lanterns. The unexpected element of roses creates an elegant way to spruce up your fireplace mantel or table.
Holiday lanterns from Jaime Costiglio
7. Garnish a dough bowl for your table.
Dough bowls are beautiful and practical for creating a centerpiece. However, you could also use a low box or tray if you don’t have a wooden structure. Wilshire Collections gives you full instructions on designing a dough bowl with craft store greens, but we think this would be perfect for styling fresh flowers. Use floral foam in the base to make sure that your blooms last longer.
Styled dough bowl by Wilshire Collections
8. Lay a statement garland down your dining table.
Using a garland adds such a gorgeous holiday flare, and don’t feel as though you have to line it down the center. Consider laying the spray so that it fills up unused areas along the dining space. Southern Living offers this beautiful idea for those who genuinely want to make a statement this holiday season.
Garland photographed by Hector Manuel Sanchez for Southern Living
Roses, greenery, poms, and Alstroemeria are lovely, fresh blooms to incorporate into otherwise traditional Christmas décor. Peruse our selection of holiday bouquets that make perfect Christmas gifts for those you love. Friends and family can even make one of our projects when you send Christmas flowers to them. Ordering Christmas gifts is simple with Overnight Flowers, and doing so can let your loved ones know that you’re thinking about them this holiday season.