Holiday Newsletter: Holiday Greenery, Christmas Flowers, and Floral Inspired Gifts
It's official - holiday decor has blanketed your Instagram feed, tablescapes and holiday entertaining ideas are everywhere, and the slight stress of the holidays is creeping in quicker than Michael Bublé on repeat. Thankfully, we're here to help! This season, swap the stress of holiday decorating with simple, transitional decor that takes you from fall to holiday and can be repurposed season after season - because nothing spreads holiday cheer more than saving money and time!
This may come as a shock, but we're partial to pink! Pink dyed pinecones, soft wintery hues in all our favorite Christmas flowers, and pastel bottle brush trees are topping our list of holiday favorites. Their perfect pairing? Artificial greenery. Flocked or not, holiday greenery is everywhere, and we're obsessed! Try wrapping the artificial garland around staircases or draping it over mantles or tables. With a wire base and hardy yet super realistic leaves, faux garland can turn any space into a winter wonderland. Looking to add the perfect touch? Try incorporating dried elements into your holiday tablescapes and decor. Create DIY garland or wreaths with dried orange slices or give your gift wrapping an upgrade with mini dried flower bundles or tiny DIY dried flower wreaths.
What can we say we've gone green! This season, we're seeing artificial garlands galore, faux greenery on every Pinterest mantle, and Christmas trees given a fresh look with just a few flocked leaves. Why worry about watering your decor when you can easily swap fresh greens for real touch pine or artificial boxwood. Tiny space? Add a sprig or two of faux pine or mistletoe to a vase and voila! The best part? Faux greens never age and can be reused season after season.
It takes two to tablescape - two ingredients that is! For the perfect holiday table recipe, simply choose a base garland and add silk flowers. Another option, faux garland, and dried flowers. Reuse your fake flowers or pepper in dried elements from your home to create a look that is cohesive with your decor and doesn't break the bank. Team tip: clip small sections of your greenery or add a stem of dried to each table setting to take your holiday table to the next level.
Our favorite holiday decorating trend? Repurposing everyday silk flowers! Why not reuse your faux wedding bouquet into your holiday decor or create a tree filled with sentimental stems. Fill stockings with your favorite faux blooms and greenery or give your gift wrapping an upgrade with dried flowers and mini wreaths. Silk flowers are designed to be reused, why not repurpose with a purpose!
Floral Inspired Gifts + Your Chance to Win!
'Tis the season of giving, and we're all about the gifts that keep on giving! Whether you're picking out a gift for a coworker, roommate, or your favorite floral loving friend, we've got you covered. For your work wife - our Rifle Paper Co + Corkcicle tumbler. Your roommate who always loses their keys - our Hideaway Planter pot. Or yourself - a tea seed starter kit. For a chance to win any of our floral-inspired gifts, tune in @afloral on Instagram each Wednesday for our #winitwednesday giveaways.