Learn how to use a small angel ornament as the centerpiece for a homemade Christmas angel display with fresh evergreens..
- Water proof container of choice (I used a ceramic dish)
- Oasis (floral foam for fresh flowers)
Winter greenery (I love red pine, dogwood and juniper)
- Pine cones (I used 4)
- Ribbon Bow and other embellishments of choice
- Cutters for branches
- Ceramic Angel ornament of choice (I found her at Wal-Mart)
When I saw this angel ornament at Walmart, this idea came to me. She was so pretty and the lights on her were battery operated which meant that I wouldn’t have to worry about electrical cords.
Decorating for the winter months is not only fun, it’s inexpensive and adds a wonderful scent to your home. This project is very easy and no floral arranging skill is required. Winter greens, such as red or scotch pine, juniper, dogwood, spruce or any other evergreen is perfect for this project. I even used lavender and rosemary sprigs on my display.
Fill your container with Oasis and soak thoroughly. Begin cutting branches to fit. You don’t need to arrange them in any particular order, but I prefer having the fuller branches, like red pine, scotch pine, etc. along the lower area of the arrangement and up the back center. Refer to the photo for placement. I like to begin with the lower or outside layers first and then fill the center. It really is easy so don’t be afraid to give it a try. I wrapped the base of my angel in plastic wrap to protect it from the water and placed it on top of the oasis, before inserting the greenery.
Insert the greens around the angel ornament, filling any little holes with small pieces of branches that would otherwise be wasted. You don’t need a lot of greenery for this project.
Finish with a bow poked at the front. Add wire to each of 4 pine cones and poke wire into the oasis to hold pine cones in place. I love these arrangements and they last for several weeks. Be sure to keep them watered. Evergreens drink a lot!
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