A Christmas tree decorated with fresh flowers is a feast for the senses. Not only is it beautiful to look at- but the scent of the flowers and greens adds an abundance of lovely to the scene. This flower filled Christmas tree is just the first one I will be sharing this season-so if you love flowers and Christmas trees as much as I do- stay tuned!
Flower Filled Christmas Tree
I mean, what could be better than a Christmas tree twinkling away with fresh blooms tucked into the branches? I am slightly obsessed with both Christmas and fresh flowers so it was a natural thing to include fresh flowers on trees in my new Christmas book- and here on the blog.
This is the Aspen Estate Fir tree from Balsam Hill and I have to tell you how much I love how it looks. The full shape and branches draping down to the floor is talking to me big time. To be honest, I put the tree up and didn’t even decorate it right away because I just enjoyed the look and light filled ambiance it brought.
But of course, you know I was going to be decorating the tree before too long and I actually found my inspiration for this one from the wedding flowers I was working on last week. You might remember that my brother got married on Friday and I did the flowers for them. Loads of gorgeous garden roses, white hydrangeas, Larkspur, thistle and baby’s breath on repeat along with fresh eucalyptus. After the wedding, we helped tidy up and got the flowers all packed back up. I decided after enjoying them in the vases for several days that they should be on the tree- and so- voila.
There are a few things to know when using fresh flowers on a tree. Number one- they will dry out- including any greens or anything else so it is something to be mindful of depending on where your tree is (near a fireplace or heater for example) and also, if the flowers you decide to use will dry well. I knew they hydrangeas would be short lived- they are a sponge when it comes to water and need a ton of it to look perky. So if you like the look of hydrangeas on the tree- I suggest a nice faux for leaving up all season long.
The eucalyptus, thistle and even the baby’s breath will all dry okay- though they will shrink and change color a bit. If you are wanting to use fresh- you can use florist tubes but keep in mind they will need to be refilled after a few days. Since the flowers I decorated with were already partially dry- they should last okay for a bit but also, I will be changing the decor a bit since it is early in the season.
Flip tree Fun
This tree is so easy to put up- just roll it out and flip it over and then add the top and voila. I haven’t had a flip tree in quite a few years since I sent it on over to my mom for ease for her to use. So it has been a treat to not lug those heavy tree bags and be able to easily reposition the tree by just rolling it along.
Baubles and trinkets galore
I used just a few vintage baubles on the tree with the flowers but I do have a whole box of baubles and trinkets that will be going up on the tree when I change the decor. I scored about a dozen boxes of vintage ornaments and bits recently at the thrifts and I am excited to unpack them all and use them.
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What do you think of how this tree turned out?
And tomorrow – I will be in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee joining my friends Brooke & Steve Giannetti at their new shop Patina Home & Garden for a book signing. If you are local-come say hello!
Happy Wednesday everyone
Disclosure: I work with Balsam Hill but this post is not sponsored