Hi friends! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. My family and I took a road trip to Texas to visit my husband's sisters, and we have been having a lovely time. Among the three sets of parents we have 11 children and it is such a joy to watch them play and have so much fun together. I figured I should share my last holiday DIY for this season before the new year, and say "adieu" to all the reds, greens, and whites for 2013.
When I found these big, beautiful red peonies at the market, I had to use them for a winter arrangement. I mixed them with some camellia buds from my garden, red nerine lilies, and the beautiful lacecap hydrangea as a touch of white.
Flowers: peony, carnation, nerine lily, ornamental pepper foliage, hydrangea, and camellia
I used a floral frog with this arrangement as the vessel is pretty shallow and some of the branches are pretty large. Using a floral frog to secure things makes it a little easier.
Begin with the camellia. Secure the stems inside the sharp needles on the frog.
Add the pepper foliage.
Add the nerines in between the camellia.
On the same side, add the carnations.
Now, add the peonies where there is empty space.
And finally, add the lacecap hydrangea for a lovely touch of white. I love this hydrangea, it is so beautiful.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood