Christmas Centerpiece

LAST UPDATED: Oct 02, 2018 | PUBLISHED: Dec 21, 2012 | By:
A white centerpiece with red berry accents on a white table runner, which is on a wooden table.
During the holidays, berries are plentiful whether you find them in your own backyard, or the grocery store. I think they add a simple touch of holiday and color to your home and wanted to incorporate them in a flower arrangement.
A close up of a green plant, the stem being touched with someone\'s fingertips.
As I’ve mentioned before, hydrangeas make a great base to any floral arrangement, are great alone, and are substantial to fill a centerpiece.  The perfect flower for beginners!  I always start by removing the leaves that will be below the base of the vase, then cut my stems to length.  The taller the stems, the more you will need to fill the arrangement.
A person holding red berry accents to put into white flowers.
Once I added all of the hydrangea, I cut the berries to a slightly higher length, so they would just stand out.  I removed all of the leaves for once centerpiece and left a few for the other.
Red berry accents in a bouquet of white flowers.
Insert the berries into the hydrangea {vs between them} for a fuller look.  Continue working around in a circle adding as needed.
Light and dark red berry accents in white flowers.
I made the larger centerpiece pretty full – 6 hydrangea and 6 berry stems.
A far shot of white flowers with berry accents in a small vase on a wooden table.
The smaller centerpiece below, has just 3 hydrangea and 3 berry stems with the leaves removed.
A far shot of white flowers with berry accents in a small vase on a wooden table.

I was able to create both of these in just 10 minutes!