DIY: flowers for the Christmas tree

Vintage decorations for romantics

The ritual of decorating the Christmas tree is exciting every year. The memories triggered by old Christmas ornaments, unusual new acquisitions and a string of lights during the dark days of winter lend a magical feeling to this tradition. And the perfect finishing touch to this romantic celebration of the festive season is provided by Christmas decorations straight from nature. Velvet purple leaves, dark red scented flowers and botanical textures. Place the angel on top, turn the lights on and enjoy.

DIY: a sea of flowers in the Christmas tree |
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You will need

  • Flowers and plants, we opted for orchids, roses and the velvet plant Gynura

  • Glass flower test-tubes/pipettes 

  • Dark sisal string

How to make it

Cut the flower to size so that it fits in the test-tube, but is still long enough to be watered. Knot the string firmly around the rim of the test-tube, making sure you leave two loose ends approximately 5 cm long. Fill the test-tube with water and place the flower in its new vase. You can hang the tubes in the tree by tying them to a branch. 


Are you all into the Christmas spirit and can't get enough? Check out our Christmas dossier with all the floral inspiration you could ever need, or get started with our DIYs. How about a garland with dried flowers, a colourful Christmas wreath or a Christmas tree with golden flower ornaments? Share all your floral Christmas creations with us via Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat, and check out our Christmas Pinterest board for even more Christmas inspiration.