Dark and Dramatic Arrangement: Cluster artichokes and pomegranates in odd-numbered groups of three or more. Place most of the weighty stems low within the arrangement. Fill in holes with spray roses and hellebores.

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Dark and Dramatic Arrangement: Coleus foliage + bush ivy + artichokes + pomegranates + red spray roses + hellebores

Step-by-Step Holiday Flower Arrangements

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Dark and Dramatic Arrangement: Nestle a shallow bowl within a larger horizontal-shaped vessel. It doesn't need to fit perfectly but should be stable.

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Dark and Dramatic Arrangement: Arrange coleus and bush ivy around the base of the interior container. Secure their stems into florist foam. Create movement by tucking in one or two longer branches to extend out of the display.

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Sculptural and Organic Arrangement: Bush ivy + buckthorn berry branches + variegated pittosporum + ivy

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Sculptural and Organic Arrangement: Add bush ivy to the bucket, placing more on the left side for an interesting organic aesthetic.

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Sculptural and Organic Arrangement: Ball up chicken wire, and wedge it in the bottom of the bucket. A more eco-friendly choice than typical florist foam, it will help anchor the branches as you insert them.

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Sculptural and Organic Arrangement: Cluster three stems of buckthorn berries on the right and two toward the back. Then add the variegated pittosporum and place trailing ivy on one side for a modern, asymmetrical look.

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Red Punch Arrangement: Amaryllis + rose foliage + carnations + tea roses + anemones + ranunculus

Red Punch

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Red Punch Arrangement: Anchor the arrangement with amaryllis or another large flower that will act as a focal point. Select blooms in a range of reds to give dimension to this monochromatic look.

Red Punch

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Red Punch Arrangement: For the Middle Ground, add rose foliage and then tuck in affordable fillers such as carnations and tea roses, placed low in the arrangement.

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Red Punch Arrangement: Add some bolder flowers (such as anemones and ranunculus) above and in the center for depth. Allow their graceful stems to remain long, trimming them slightly only if necessary for balance.

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Classic Cheer Arrangement: Incorporate the season's greenery to serve as a backdrop for delicate flowers.

Classic Cheer

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Classic Cheer Arrangement: Pine + incense cedar + eucalyptus pods + ranunculus + carnations

Classic Cheer

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Classic Cheer Arrangement: Add ranunculus stems, mimicking the way flowers grow in nature by inserting some down low and placing some on top to create varying levels. Then tuck in a few carnations to fill in holes.

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Classic Cheer Arrangement: Cluster the eucalyptus pods toward the back of the arrangement, and add more to drape over the front of the container.

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New Year's Eve Winter White Arrangement: Stick to a single flower type in each vase to create a more professional look.

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New Year's Eve Winter White Arrangement: Keep this collection lively by clipping stems and replacing water each day.

New Year's Eve Winter White

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New Year's Eve Winter White Arrangement: Start with an odd number of petite vases in various sizes. Here, five vessels were used to give the display breadth.

New Year's Eve Winter White

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New Year's Eve Winter White Arrangement: Place the displays on surfaces with varying heights for an added element of interest.

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Top-Rated Christmas Brunch Recipes: Chicks in a Blanket

Chicks in a Blanket

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Top-Rated Christmas Brunch Recipes: Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

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Top Christmas Decorating Ideas: Keep things Simple with a Red & Gold Christmas Tree

Most Pinned Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Make Your Own Magnolia Wreath

Most Pinned Christmas Decorating Ideas

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Top Christmas Ideas: A simple vase wrapped in burlap makes for a great gift

Wrap Gifts in Burlap

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