Wednesday’s Flowers – Just Add Fruit

December 22, 2010

Here is a quick, inexpensive and fun way to add some colour and interest to a holiday centerpiece with fresh fruit.

Materials needed:

  • Fresh Greens – Pine, Boxwood, Cedar
  • Fresh Fruit – Pomegranate, Oranges, Lemons, Limes (Citrus fruits work best)
  • Everlasting Berries
  • Oasis Floral Foam
  • Decorative Container
  • Floral Picks
  • Decorative Wire
  • Floral Tape

How to:

Soak the floral foam in water, once fully saturated place in container.  It is best to attach the foam to the container with floral tape.  Cut an assortment of fresh greens into short pieces and insert the cut ends into the foam to create a greenery base for the arrangement.  Pierce the fruit with a knife and insert a floral pick into the insertion.  Use decorative wire to secure the fruit to the pick.  Add the fruit to the arrangement in groupings.  Add a few branches of berries and fill in open spaces with fresh greens.  Viola!

I love how the colourful fruit adds a bright punch against the green.  These arrangements make great gift to give to a hostess or to use as a creative holiday centerpiece.  I also like to place them here and there around the home.