This is easy and glamorous centerpiece adds dramatic height to your table. To make this arrangement, you'll need amaryllis bulbs, bunched boxwood branches, and pine cones, all of which should be available at your local florist or nursery.
If you want your centerpiece to last for the entire holiday season, buy amaryllis bulbs as they just begin to sprout, approximately four weeks before the holidays. Plant them in your chosen container, insert boxwood branches, and tuck pine cones into the foliage. You may need to change the boxwood branches if they begin to wilt or discolor.
This arrangement also a fantastic last-minute option, simply buy amaryllis that are already in bloom (be careful when handling them as stems and blooms can easily snap), repot them, and add your boxwood branches.
For a coffee table arrangement, cut roses short and place single stems in mini vases around a large pillar candle. Surround with ornaments and other greenery to bring in the traditional colors of Christmas.
Rustic Holiday Dining Room
Red roses, oversized white candleholders and sparkly glass and ornaments create a happy Christmas atmosphere in this space.
To create arrangements like these, you'll need long-stem roses and tall, narrow glass vases with wide bases. Simply strip foliage from the flower stems and arrange in the vases, leaving the stems as long as possible for maximum height. For extra impact, add lacy white feathers to suggest a frosty fern.
Icy Holiday Wreath
A bright red Christmas tree ornament tarts up a minimalist wreath. Bring the outdoors in with glistening white decorations that mimic the snow-covered holiday landscape. Red accents are hot on the 2009 fashion runways, so bring these into your home, as well.