Hello, my friends! Today I am sharing the fresh flower Christmas Tree I decorated recently for a progressive dinner with my neighbors. For the past few summers, my neighbors have gotten together and drawn names for a neighborhood progressive holiday dinner that happens in November. We divide an evening into cocktails, appetizers (and more cocktails), main course, dessert, and coffee then we hop from house to house for each course. It’s a lovely way to catch up before the holiday rush and see everyone’s decorations. Plus, no one is stuck with a big party! Win! Win! I drew coffee this year, which tends to be the most boring of the stops, but I wanted to find a way to make it special.
Fresh Flower Christmas Tree - A Life Unfolding
I decided to do something very different with the tree for the occasion. I thought it would be nice if I could find a way to decorate the tree with favors the guests could take home with them.
I used vases filled with mini roses, thistle, and greens as ornaments tying in my love of fresh flowers into a party favor my guests could take home with them at the end of the evening. Using Vases for the flowers
The lights bounced around the water-filled vases (my photos here don’t do it justice).
Assembling the Vases Pulling the tree together was really quite easy. I used three sizes of glass vases that I found at Hobby Lobby during one of their half-off sales. I recently found this plastic version of the vase on Amazon with an option of gold or silver lids that would be even better as you wouldn’t have to worry about breakage. Because the lids weren’t needed for this project, I set those aside.
I wrapped twine around the tops and glued, leaving a loop to hang the vases. And then I used name tags that I had lying around from gift wrapping. Gold ornament hooks from Target added a pretty touch.
Finally, I added some pretty woven ribbon to fill in the tree a bit.
- Glass Bulb Vases (Hobby Lobby)
- Ribbon (Amazon)
- Twine (Amazon)
- Glue Gun (Amazon)