Christmas Tree Alternative: An Evergreen Vase

This arrangement from Fjorn Scandinavian is an inspiring small-space alternative to a traditional Christmas tree. To make your own……combine evergreen clippings with other long-lasting bouquet fillers, such as grasses, hypericum berries, branches, or flowers that dry out well, like baby's breath. Use a medium-to-tall vase to give the arrangement height and presence, and cut the stems on an angle to make them last longer.

Arrange the evergreen leaves around the edges of the vase and use tall grasses or branches in the center, with berries and filler flowers dispersed evenly throughout. If your arrangement feels too loose, you can tie the branches together with twine at the top of the stems, near the rim of the vase.

Next tie ornaments around the evergreen branches, which will droop with the weight of the decorations. The ornaments shown above are Rosendahl Danish Christmas Decorations by Karen Blixen (about $30 - $40). You can also create your own, less expensive versions with small frames and ribbon from a craft store.

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Photo: Fjorn Scandinavian

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