If you haven’t already heard, Hallmark has teamed up with FTD to create beautiful holiday arrangements as gifts that help us gather for all of life’s special moments. Today we’re sharing how to achieve the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece with a bouquet from our Hallmark flower offering. Hallmark’s in-house stylist Betsy G. is sharing tips and tricks for creating a stunning fall arrangement!
Flowers are a beautiful way to bring fall colors indoors and dress up any table. But have you ever wondered how to arrange those beauties to bring out their best? By following only a couple of tips of the trade, your flower arrangements will not only wow your Thanksgiving guests, they’ll be a lovely reminder to savor the beauty and blessings of the season.
Cutting flower stems
Consider cutting the stems of your fall flowers to different lengths to add interest and dimension to your arrangement. For example, the Bounty of Blessings Bouquet comes with several orange roses. Cut each rose to a different height for visual interest.
Arranging fall flowers for your Thanksgiving centerpiece
Begin by arranging the taller flowers in the center of the vase and work outward to the shorter stems. This creates a fuller and more striking bouquet. Cluster like flowers together for a more sophisticated look.
Extending the life of your fall bouquet
What to do with thriving blooms once others begin to wither? Highlight small bunches in simple bud vases or small-necked jars. This gives each bloom a chance to shine, often becoming sculptural showpieces for everyday spaces. Arrange them on a windowsill or cluster them on a tray in the middle of your coffee table to extend the life of these beautiful blooms.
Photographer: Scott Gibbons | Stylist: Betsy Gantt