The looks described in Florists’
Review’s 2007 Christmas Trends publication are interpreted here to
satisfy every holiday mood, from traditional glamour to contemporary
Designs by Brad Harnisch, AIFD
A votive candleholder nestled with an anchor pin into the center
of the floral foam elevates an oversized crystal flower above
its surroundings of pavéd ‘Escimo’ roses for a sparkling gift
presentation. Or try this design in multiples with candlelight
accompaniment for a shimmering event presentation.
MATERIALS: acrylic flower from Allstate Floral & Craft;
Square Party Collection Pot (silver) from Accent Décor; Cylinder
Votive from Syndicate Sales; Anchor Pin from Smithers-Oasis;
Cling® Floral Adhesive from Floral Specialties; ‘Escimo’ roses
from favorite supplier.
Keepsake designs are great to have for cash-and-carry customers
or can be made in bulk for corporate giving or table favors.
Floral foam is cut even with the lip of the mug, and a finial
ornament is nestled gently into the foam so the recipient can
later hang it on the tree.
MATERIALS: carnations from favorite supplier; Season
Stripes Mugs from burton + BURTON; finial ornaments from Melrose
International; ribbon from Nashville Wraps; Oasis® Floral Foam
This oversized centerpiece, reminiscent of a Tiffany lamp with
its draped outline and bold color blocking, is crafted in a tray
atop an upside-down mosaic vase. The sequined peacocks are its
inspiration, and a flock is nestled among the carnation orbs and
greenery (silver fir was chosen for its blue cast and juniper
for its blue berries). Sequined paisley ornaments in the same
palette add the final dash of panache.
MATERIALS: carnations from Florigene Ltd.; blue-berried
juniper and silver fir from The Hiawatha Corporation; heather
and salal leaves from favorite suppliers; Pedestal Cylindrical
Vase, peacocks and peacock ornaments from Mark Roberts; Metallic
Design Tray from Syndicate Sales; Oasis®
Floral Foam and Oasis® Spheres from
black & white
Exposed mechanics are key to this design, with the groupings of
all-white permanent florals bundled into a single hand-tied
bouquet whose handle is bound decoratively with silver aluminum
wire. The bouquet is nestled among a mix of solid black and
patterned ornaments, and the floral groupings are splayed to
extend the arrangement’s outline. Coils of the silver wire are
arranged among the flowers and orbs for added texture and
MATERIALS: permanent roses, permanent snowdrops (Galanthus),
permanent Ranunculi, permanent lilies-of-the-valley, black glass
balls and ornaments from Jim Marvin Enterprises Ltd.; Square
Vase from Syndicate Sales; Silver Aluminum Wire from Smithers-Oasis.
classic red & green
This easy-to-create basket can be filled with found items, such
as the pine cones and cinnamon sticks shown, or the space below
the nest can be left open to fill with items for gift-giving.
The bundled grains and nest are wired or cable-tied to the edge
of the basket, and the raffia, birds and cones are glued into
MATERIALS: pine cones, cinnamon sticks, Asian honeysuckle
vine and raffia from Knud Nielsen Company; oats from Lovejoy
Farms; Lined Willow Basket from burton + BURTON; birds from
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