Using Silk Hydrangeas, Blue Berries, White berries, Gold Musical Instruments & Angels

How to Decorate your Christmas Tree with Flowers

How to Decorate your Christmas Tree with Flowers

What you need:

  • 1 doz blue hydrangea blooms (Joann's)
  • 6 white silk Poinsettias stems (Joanne's)
  • 8 faux blue raspberry stems (Joanne's)
  • 6 faux blue berry stems  (Joanne's)
  • 6 small white berry stems  (Joanne's)
  • 2 boxes jewel toned Christmas balls
  • 1 box small pear Christmas balls
  • A couple of sets of small white Christmas lights
  • 1 doz gold miniature instruments (Floral Supply Syndicate)
  • gold angels
  • tin stars, figures, and animals
  • resin icicles and stars (Joanne's)
  • a blue and turquoise peacock (Joanne's)
  • a box of white or red birds (Joanne's)
  • sheets of watercolor paper for Angel topper and decorations
  • a Christmas Tree skirt
  • ornament hangers

For homemade Gift tags:

  • sheer blue ribbon to tie the tags on with
  • white construction paper for the tag backings
  • magazine photos for top of tags ( birds- maps etc.)
  • hole punch
  • glue

Steps: 2

 

Rated: Easy Arrangement

This is the first in a month of Christmas Floral Class posts.  I hope they give you ideas for your tree and table.  There are great sales for silk flowers so it is the perfect time to buy.  Yeah, you have permission.  The little gilded instruments give the tree an antique look with Baroque style mandolins, trumpets, guitars, and angels.  I found the gilded instruments at the Los Angeles Flower Mart in Floral Supply Syndicate and the gilded angels at an antique shop.

The angel topper is also a family 'antique' of sorts.  My daughter painted her with watercolors and cut her out about 20 years ago.  There is a tab in the back to close her skirt, so we just carefully flatten the skirt and keep her safely tucked away for next year.  So get sheets of watercolor paper and have your little angels paint a lovely tree topper and decorations instead of buying them and you will cherish them forever, I promise.

I have also included photos of unique and fun homemade gift cards.  You can cut the white card backing out of card stock, and use photos of birds, and cut out feathers out of old maps to decorate the tags.  You can attach these with 1/4 inch sheer blue ribbon.  Get some Christmas ribbon while you are out shopping and you can also make your own bows too.  So, if you've had your shopping spree, it's time to decorate the tree.  Are you ready? 

 

Start by putting a couple sets of small white Christmas light evenly around the tree.

Start by putting a couple sets of small white Christmas light evenly around the tree.

Next lay the hydrangeas on top of the boughs.

Next lay the hydrangeas on top of the boughs.

Add the white berries and faux blue raspberries.

Add the white berries and faux blue raspberries.

add your blue berries.

add your blue berries.

Add your white poinsettias and Christmas balls.

Add your white poinsettias and Christmas balls.

Clip on your birds.

Clip on your birds.

Find a roost for your peacock.

Find a roost for your peacock.

This nativity in made form olive wood and is from Bethlehem.  This is what it is all about.

This nativity in made form olive wood and is from Bethlehem.  This is what it is all about.

Now bring out the musical insturments one by one...the mandolin.

Now bring out the musical insturments one by one...the mandolin.

The guitar.

The guitar.

And the horns.

And the horns.

Next add your angels.

Next add your angels.

This one is playing a mandolin.

This one is playing a mandolin.

This one is playing a flute.

This one is playing a flute.

And this one is playing the violin.

And this one is playing the violin.

They look celestial, flying around orbs of light and color.

They look celestial, flying around orbs of light and color.

Have your kids paint a watercolor angel topper and ornaments.

Have your kids paint a watercolor angel topper and ornaments.

Don't forget Tin Man.

Don't forget Tin Man.

And your other tin ornaments.

And your other tin ornaments.

Make your handmade gift tags.

Make your handmade gift tags.

The handmade bird  cards on old fashioned tags add charm to your gifts.

The handmade bird  cards on old fashioned tags add charm to your gifts.

Your tree will be ready for Santa.  Enjoy!

Your tree will be ready for Santa.  Enjoy!