Let’s talk about one of my favorite topics… arrangements. And my most, most favorite of my favorite arrangements are Christmas ones! Today let’s talk about using what you have to create a Christmas arrangement in less than 20 minutes!
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Today is 20 MINUTE DECORATING THE HOLIDAY EDITION! My blogging friends and I are giving you ideas to decorate your home in 20 minutes or less.
Thank you to Lory at Designthusiam for organizing our group.
I love arrangements because they are mini focal points and just one in a room creates instant beauty.
You have got to love something that creates instant beauty.
Just remember these three easy steps and you can create Christmas arrangement beauty all over your home!
FIND SOMETHING TO PUT YOUR ARRANGEMENT IN
An arrangement will look best if you put it in something. It give it a boundary. And our eyes love boundaries!
Here are some popular items to use…
- basket (often my favorite)
Here’s a little peek at a Christmas table I just set. We were having terrific thunderstorms so the room was dark. I was playing around trying to get a lot of candle glow with my camera.
The arrangement is a basket that goes down the center of the table. The basket really adds texture to the table.
Here are some pretty things to put an arrangement in…
USE THE RULE OF THREE
Arrangements aren’t hard. They are prettiest if kept simple.
My best “use what you have” Christmas arrangement advice is to use three different things in an arrangement.
In the arrangement above I used greens, votives, and ornaments. This Christmas arrangement took only minutes to put together.
It’s simple and pretty and festive. This is my favorite Christmas arrangement this year.
Here are a few items that would work together in a Christmas arrangement. Choose 3…
- greens, real or faux
- wood bead garland
- fairy lights
- little trees
- snowflakes or stars
- leaves, stick and twigs, and fluff
ADD A HINT OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
I love the idea of using natural items that can be found in nature this time of year to add to a Christmas arrangement.
I stay away from Christmas items that are very overtly Christmassy or cutsie. They tend to overpower an arrangement.
The arrangement above took literally minutes to style! I found the gold bowl at Target. Oops! Yes, I did buy it this year.
Here are the three items I chose to go in the bowl to make the arrangement…
- a candle
- a garland of pinecones and pine needles
- a few citron green velvet leaves
All of these items together give a nod to the Christmas season.
I put the candle in the bowl and wrapped a bit of the garland around it and added a few extra velvet leaves. Done!
So super easy!
I’m using this easy Christmas arrangement as the centerpiece on my dining area table. You can see the table in the background of the image below.
This image is part of my Christmas tour that you can see tomorrow!
Creating a “use what you have” Christmas arrangement is easy using these three steps!
This is one of my favorite Christmas arrangements. It’s just a bowl and in it are pinecones, deer sheds, and snow. So so easy!
But there is just something about it’s simplicity I LOVE!
Just think of all the beautiful arrangements you can make with things you already have!
Now see what 20 Minute Christmas decor my blogging friends are sharing…
Shabbyfufu | How To Make New Christmas Ornaments Look Vintage
Maison de Cinq | Five Quick & Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas
StoneGable | Use What You Have Christmas Arrangement
Designthusiasm | Christmas Porch and Entry Foyer
On Sutton Place | Christmas Shelf Decor
In My Own Style | DIY Christmas Ornament Lamp Finial