Affordable holiday floral ideas

December 15, 2009 12:30:42 PM PST
Eye-popping holiday floral ideas under $25.

Floral arrangements featured on the show:

Candy cane floral vase filled with assorted floral

  • Circular cylinder/vase
  • 2-3 boxes of candy canes (the amount of candy cane you need depends on the size of the vase)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Assorted flowers
Steps:
  1. Clean in the inside of the vase and wipe dry
  2. Use the hot glue gun and glue the exterior of the vase from top to bottom
  3. Immediately add 1 candy cane
  4. Follow these steps till your vase is fully covered by the candy cane
  5. Tie ribbon around the perimeter of the vase lined candy cane
  6. Add water and floral
Approximate price to create this floral piece is: $10-$12

Candy lined vases to add color and a whimsical effect to your Christmas

  • 2 vases (one smaller than the other)
  • Assorted holiday candies (m&m, red hots, jelly beans etc)
  • Pre-soaked floral foam
  • Floral of choice
Steps:
  1. Take 2 vases (one smaller than the other )
  2. Insert presoaked floral foam into the smaller vase
  3. Insert the smaller vase in the larger vase
  4. Fill the perimeter of the vase (space between the vases) with assorted holiday candies
  5. Add floral of your choice
Approximate price to create this floral piece is $12-$15 (depend on the candy you select)

Arrangements using natural ingredients such as pine, pine cones, bay leaves

  • Vase of choice
  • Pre-soaked floral foam
  • Pine cones (available at your local craft supply
  • Assorted greens (pine, bay leaf, etc)
  • Assorted white flowers
Steps:
  1. Insert pre-soak floral foam into vase
  2. Simply add the leaves/flowers of choice and have fun designing
Assorted wreaths made from pepper berries, bay leaf, and other berries tied in bows
  • Pre-made wreath form (purchased from a local craft shop)
  • Assorted berries, leaves from your yard or dehydrated leaves from your local craft shop
  • Thin craft wire
  • Pliers
  • Ribbon
Steps:
  1. Take mini bunches of leaves or berries and wire them together (you will have to do several and depending the size of your wreath?will determine how many bundles)
  2. Attach each mini bundles onto the wreath form using craft wire
  3. Repeat process until the leaves or berries cover the entire wreath form
  4. Add ribbon of choice
Approximate price to create this floral piece is $10-$25 (depending on the size of the wreath)

About Ria Sim:

Ria Sim is the owner of Twigsstudio Danville / Ria Sim Designs- the destination floral studio in Danville Ca. Ria is inspired by her love for fashion, colors and textures she sees everyday.

Her floral creations are unlike any other and Ria is insistent that flowers are the focus. "When I design each arrangement, I love to bring forth the beauty that each flower possesses."

Ria focuses on simple, elegant floral designs resulting in timeless beauty for her clients' weddings, events, and special occasions.

Twigsstudio Danville/Ria Sim Designs
398 B Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855.9816
Email: ria@twigss.com
Websites: www.riasim.com and www.twigss.com

Candy purchased from At the Candy Shop in Danville. For more information, visit www.atthecandyshop.com


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