Holiday Bouquets with Fresh Eucalyptus and Cranberries

My favorite neighborhood boutique Maven and Grace is now selling fresh flowers.  The fact that they’re a five minute walk from my home means I’ll be loading up on fresh bouquets on the regular.  Earlier this week I snapped up some fresh cedar and eucalyptus to make some minimal Christmas arrangements.

Follow along to recreate this beauty!

The exact arrangement I made requires the following supplies:

  • 1 bunch fresh eucalyptus
  • 1 bunch fresh cedar branches
  • 1 bunch fresh winterberry or rosehips
  • 1 handful fresh cranberries
  • 1 glass teapot or shallow glass vase

Assembly process…

  1. Fill the glass teapot with a small amount of water, approximately 1/4 inch from the bottom.
  2. Trim 1-2 cedar branches shorter than the height of the teapot and place them gently inside, leaning on the wall of the pot.
  3. Repeat this process with a few sprigs of winterberry.
  4. Add a handful of fresh cranberries, spaced sporadically around the bottom of the teapot.
  5. Trim and add another branch of cedar, tall enough to reach about five inches above the opening of the teapot.
  6. Finish the arrangement with 1-2 branches of eucalyptus, long enough to lean horizontally out of the opening of the teapot.
  7. Enjoy!

Keeping very little water in the bottom of the teapot helps to maintain a clean, minimal look and prevent the greenery near the bottom from rotting.

If you’re more into wall hangings than bouquets, try your hand at my handmade holiday boughs instead!

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