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Adding non-floral accents to a bouquet is a fun way to customize your flower arrangement. There are lots of festive options available at craft stores or online retailers. With cool weather right around the corner, here are some ways to turn any bouquet into one fit for a winter wonderland.
Pine cones are a great decor element that you may even have in your own yard. They add a rustic, woodsy texture to your flowers. For extra impact, spray a light dusting of metallic spray paint or flocking on the tips of your pine cones. If you’re using pine cones from your own yard, be sure to rinse and dry them to remove excess sap.
Faux snowflakes come in many sizes and will add a wintery feel to any decor. Look for different finishes like glitter and shimmer, as well as various shades of white, silver, and blue. Snowflakes on stems can easily be tucked into floral displays for an icy feel.
Jingle bells are a great way to ring in the holiday season! Bells are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors that will coordinate with any color scheme. Many jingle bells come on flexible wires that make it easy to incorporate them into your floral arrangement.
A quick search on a major retail website shows thousands of options for winter ribbon. Ribbons come in every color with numerous patterns, and range from very narrow to several inches wide. Ribbon can be tied around the vase or woven between the flowers of your arrangement to add interesting color and texture.
Glittery craft picks are a cheerful way to add shimmer to your flowers. Browse your craft store to check out all the types of picks that are available for both seasonal and year-round themes. Craft picks are a great choice because they have flexible wires that can be cut or bent to fit into any size or shape arrangement.
Floral paint is designed specifically to be sprayed on fresh flowers. The gentle mist adheres to plants without damaging them. Look for icy blue shades with a touch of shimmer or glitter to add a frosty feeling to your flowers.
How about a little bird nestled in among the flowers? Artificial birds made of resin or dried mushrooms would add a sweet touch to your bouquet. Whether you choose a bright red cardinal or a black-capped chickadee, this unexpected accent will bring the outdoors into your home.
An embellished winter bouquet is appropriate for many occasions. Consider giving wintery flowers as a hostess gift or for a winter birthday. They would also be a thoughtful gesture as a thank you for a holiday gift. With just a few accent pieces, you can turn an ordinary bouquet into a frosty, festive centerpiece.