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How to Make a Christmas Centerpiece

December 20, 2015

In honor of the holiday season, we at 1800Flowers.com thought we’d share some of our  creative juices with you in the form of a DIY! We had one of our floral designers show us how he creates the Very Merry Modern Centerpiece. So, roll up your sleeves & get into the Christmas spirit with a festive DIY Christmas centerpiece for your home!


  • Greens: Noble Fir,Cedar, White Pine
  • Flowers: Green Hydrangea, White Spray Roses, Red Spray Roses
  • Accents: Pinecones, Hypericum, Ornaments (optional)
  • Floral Foam
  • Base
  • Flower Shears
  • Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Wire
  • Glass Cube Vase
  • Tea Light Candle or Flameless Candle
  • Wood Floral Picks

Supplies for DIY Christmas Centerpiece


1. Soak a piece of square floral foam in water.

2. Tape your floral foam into your round base to keep it secure as you insert your greens & flowersTape soaked floral foam into base

3. Clip off some Christmas greens and start arranging your clippings around the base. We started with the noble fir.

Clip off Christmas greens

Insert Christmas greens into floral foam

4. Put the glass cube vase on top of the floral foam secured by a few pieces of greenery.

Add glass cube vase onto floral foam surrounded by pieces of greenery

5. Continue to fill in the arrangement with the noble fir & cedar to cover up most of the base & floral foam.

Continue filling in greenery

6. Add pine cones by taking your wooden floral picks and attaching the pine cone by wrapping it with wire. Add the pinecones in clusters of 2 or 3.

How to make pine cone sticks for flower arrangement

Add pinecones into arrangement in clusters

7. Add your flowers going from big to small. Start with the green hydrangea and then the red & white spray roses. Add the spray roses in clusters of 3 or 4.

Add green hydrangeas into centerpiece

Insert spray roses in clusters

8. Pull the leaves off of the hypericum berries and arrange them around the pine cones and green areas to add a splash of color.

Take leaves off hypericum berries

9. Add ornaments the same way you would the pine cones by wrapping wire around the ornament and wood floral pick. Fill in any remaining empty spaces.

How to make ornament floral picks for centerpiece Add ornaments to Christmas centerpiece

10. Admire your finished centerpiece and WOW guests!

DIY Christmas Centerpiece Final Image

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