Welcome the holidays with this gorgeous pink magnolia holiday tablescape.
First we'll start with the step-by-step tutorial on putting this fabulous magnolia centerpiece together, then we'll get to all the ways we have accented it to create a stunning tablescape. With every step, it gets more beautiful!
Materials: 8 large velvet magnolia stems, 3 peonies, 4-5 small magnolia sprays, 2 magnolia leaf sprays, 1 vase, wire cutters, floral foam, floral tape.
Step 1: Place the piece of floral foam inside the vase. It does not have to fit the entire shape of the vase, simply cover the base of the bowl. Use a knife to cut the foam to fit, if needed.
Step 2: With sticky floral tape, create a criss-cross pattern to hold the floral foam in place.
Step 3: Using wire cutters, carefully trim the magnolia leaf stems, leaving about 1/4 of the stem. Then push the flower stem into the lower sides of the floral foam, creating a base.
Step 4: Carefully trim the velvet magnolia stems. Keep these stems the same size, this will create a rounded arrangement. Push the stems into the sides and top of the floral foam.
Step 5: Use the leaves that were removed from the magnolia stems to fill in any gaps and cover any visible floral foam.
Step 6: Trim the peony stems and push them into the floral foam between the pink velvet magnolia stems.
Step 7: Then trim the smaller magnolia floral stems. Cut these at varying lengths to create a sense of depth and contrast to your arrangement. Place these in any areas there are gaps, or that needs a color break.
That completes your floral arrangement! Now create a beautiful tablescape to match.
Materials: paper table runner, chargers, plates, silverware, 4 candles, 4 candle holders, Christmas ornaments and place cards for each plate, a pen, scissors, a lighter.
Step 1: Carefully cut your table runner with the scissors to fit your table length.
Step 2: Set out your tableware. First lay out your chargers, then set the plates of top of them. Finish the place setting with flatware.
Step 3: Personalize your table cards with each guests name, and lay them out on the plates. Hold onto the pen for some fun in the next step!
Step 4: Use a pen to wrap the wired stem of the Christmas ornament around and make it curly. Then set it along side your place cards on the plate as a festive accent!
Step 5: Top off the entire look by placing your previously created floral arrangement in the center of the table!
Step 6: Put the tea light candles into the candle holders, and place them around the arrangement.
Your stunning holiday tablescape is complete!
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