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