As most of you know, I’ve been looking for simple ways to add seasonal touches throughout the house that can easily transition from one holiday to the next. I’ve heard from a few of you that have already started decorating and others that will be decorating as soon as Thanksgiving is over. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.
One thing I’ve tried really hard to do this season is to be conscious about making the house feel festive using pieces we already own, greenery from around our property and items that are sentimental to us. It’s those personal touches that make holiday homes feel comfortable and cozy instead of measured and staged, you know what I mean?
During the year, silver platters flank the sides of the china hutch in the dining room and they help to add a southern touch to the space. I was looking for a festive way to update them for the season and in the process created a super simple holiday spray. It took just a few steps to create this look and you don’t have to be a floral designer to pull it off. Here’s a peek at all of the details in case you want to make one of your own too…
You need at least 3 different types of greenery in different lengths. These all came from our yard and have been well cleaned and dried. If you don’t have greenery or even a yard, seriously don’t sweat it! Pick up stems you like from the flower market, craft supply store or even the grocery store.
Gather the longest stems first and bunch them in your hand.
Next add the medium sized pieces on each side and in the middle.
Finally, add the shortest pieces to the bunch keeping them close to the front and in between the middle pieces.
Keep in mind this spray will be upside down so make sure you like the way it looks upside down because it’s going to stay that way.
Once you’re happy with the spray, secure the stems with floral wire. You want the bunch to stay as tight as possible so the stems don’t fall out which means the floral wire needs to be very secure in order to keep them all in place.
Use caution and care when cutting stems uniformly.
I used the EZ Bow Maker tool to make this bow from burlap ribbon and then secured the bow and the greenery with floral wire to the platter’s handle. Obviously, you don’t want your spray to be too heavy so keep that in mind when you’re selecting and arranging the stems.
You can buy bows at any craft supply store if you don’t have a bow maker tool. If you’re pressed for time just using a bow makes things look more festive.
Can you believe how easy that was?
Things are definitely starting to take shape in the dining room…and it’s getting exicting!