Decorating With Flowers For Christmas
What better way to bring a little warmth and beauty into your decor during the holidays then with fresh flowers for Christmas!
It’s been awhile (too long!) buy my Decorating Enthusiast friends and I got together to share ideas for using regular ole grocery store flowers for Christmas.
They are inexpensive and are so beautiful too! I was even able to get most of mine on clearance. Win!
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see my friends’ flowers for Christmas too.
And side note, did you know that you can “refresh” hydrangeas with hot, boiling water?? Sounds bizarre, I know.
But it WORKED! I bought my flowers last Thursday night and didn’t get to take photos until Monday. One of the hydrangeas had wilted badly.
So I tried this trick…and voila, like new! I couldn’t believe it.
Okay, so tell me if you knew that. lol Because I had never, ever heard of it. ;)
Alright, let’s get back to talking about flowers for Christmas.
I thought it might fun to not only share ideas on how to use grocery store flowers for Christmas, but also something thrifty to use them in. :)
I found these 2 dish/containers at the thrift store and thought they’d be perfect with some pretty flowers.
After I painted them, of course. ;)
This actually had a sticker underneath from one of the online floral companies. lol
So more flowers it was going to get!
After paint, that is….
So pretty and perfect for the holidays now.
Here’s the paint I used.
And this one…
Which got 2 paints…the gold one I linked above and this one.
I’m going to start with these “non” flowers. ;)
I did get them at the grocery store though AND they are so festive and perfect for the holidays. (not to mention, smells great!)
I love the casual look of them laying in the gold jar. Simple and elegant.
Perfect for a splash of color and/or centerpiece on the dining room table.
Ignore the drawer full of dish towels behind the chair there, lol, we are working on our kitchen island this week!! Yippee!!
Check my Instagram stories for a peek. ;)
In that photo above you can see what I did with the blue container. :)
But first, let’s see other ways you could use the berries and greenery.
In one of my antique blue bottles….
…for a pop of red in the foyer.
Or in the family room….
…where I just put up or Noel Farms sign from last year! It didn’t make it into my Christmas tour post because I hadn’t come across it yet. ;)
But there it is. :)
I really love these. So festive and fresh looking.
Here’s what I did with the blue and gold box….
First, I added a mason jar for water since this is made out of wood.
Then I added my “refreshed” hydrangea…
I thought a simple white would go best in our neutral, all white Christmas tree, morning room.
I think this one is perfect for the fullness of hydrangeas.
And lastly, the one that didn’t make the cut. haha
I had such high hopes for these both but I just couldn’t get them arranged the way I wanted.
Plus I felt like the white flowers just didn’t look very Christmas-y either.
But the pop of red in the white is a win. :)
Do you use flowers for Christmas in your home??
The grocery store is my favorite place to buy them. (my faves are Trader Joe’s and Kroger)
Or how about using old thrifty finds as “new” and unique containers for those flowers??
Fun to change it up sometimes! (and an inexpensive way to do it, too)
Be sure to scroll on down to see the rest of the pretty grocery store flowers for Christmas ideas!
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Click the links below the photo collage to visit the corresponding posts. :)
Confessions of a Serial DIY’er Our Southern Home Duke Manor Farm Artsy Chicks Rule Refresh Restyle
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See even more holiday ideas here >>> Holiday Project Gallery
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I’ll see you on Tuesday with a post on last minute, quick & easy (and cheap! ;) ), holiday decor ideas you can make in a flash. (could be a good gift idea too!)
Nancy, your home is so warm and welcoming! I adore the gold painted flower urn with the green and red. So festive. The blue one looks so casually Christmas-y. :) You did a fab job!
Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!!
(Go you with working on the kitchen island too!)
Thank you Christina! That is exactly how I would want it to feel so that makes me really happy you say that! :) I think we will get the island done this weekend..so excited! Hope you have a great weekend!(looks like rain all weekend here again but warmer temps, almost 60 on Sat…I’ll take it! lol) xoxo
I love the drapey way you have arranged the green and red bits in the gold bowl. How do you keep them from just flopping out? I can see the weight of the branches pulling them out, this has been a problem for me.
Beautiful inspirations, thank you!
Nancy, where did you get white sofa slipcover?
It’s actually an IKEA couch/slipcover. Ektorp is the name of it. :)
Thank you, I was kinda liking how that turned out too. I wasn’t so sure at first! :) I think the angle was just right and the dish was just deep enough that they stayed from the weight of them laying on top of each other. They were a little tippy so I can see how something a little more shallow wouldn’t have worked. :) xo
Beautiful! Love that you thrifted the containers…I think the simple green and red on the dining room table is my favorite! XOXO
Thank you sweet friend! :) xo
I love how a simple change can make such a big impact. It’s amazing how just a can of spray paint can completely transform an item into something totally new and refreshing. Thank you for sharing!
You are so right Kimberly!I really love that about paint and I think that’s why I love to paint so many things!! hee hee :)
Nancy, All of the ways that you use grocery store flowers are just so festive and inspiring! Your home reno is just to die for! I am loving the progress and the new style. Just beautiful!
Thank you Christy! :) xo
Love that you mixed repurposed items with your beautiful flowers! Great ideas!!
Thank you, Merry Christmas Debbie! :)