Haute Flower Boutique owners Bridget Connell and Marsha Hunt suggest making outdoor arrangements festive by adding fresh evergreens, spruce tips and cedar. Give outdoor pots the holiday treatment by adding tree lights. This will create a lovely glow and excellent first impression for your holiday guests. Any leftover greens can be used inside; small sprigs add a rustic touch when adorning place settings or tucked into dinner napkins.
Decorating inside your home can be just as easy and fun. Hunt recommends incorporating your tree trimmings with your floral décor. One way to do this is by attaching leftover tree ornaments or balls to a stick and placing them in pots or vases.
Location is essential. The entryway, powder room and dining table are the ideal places for flower displays, says Hunt. Since your guests will spend most of their time at or near the table gobbling holiday treats, you definitely want to have a beautiful floral piece there. However, be warned—when applying these décor tips, your floral arrangements may outshine even the most delicious menu.
-Haute Flower Boutique is based in Minneapolis with a studio in Edina. Studio hours by appointment.