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Fresh florals for the holidays can be easy and inexpensive. I filled my new favorite head vase with grocery store florals to create a festive and playful centerpiece. Freesia is probably the best smelling flower out there, it's perfume fills the room. Freesia, evergreen branches, red berries, a pinecone and pom pom flowers painted metallic gold make up this simple DIY arrangement.
Start with the evergreen branches. These were gathered from my yard. Place the majority of them on one side of the vase and just one branch on the opposite side.
Next, wire a pinecone or two to the branches.
Add the freesia, cutting them at different heights and arranging them somewhat sporadically throughout the vase.
Finally, add the red berries to fill in all the wholes and empty spots.
I sprayed 3 of the yellow pom pom flowers with Design Master metallic gold paint. My local florist told me that this would also preserve these and I would be able to use them forever. They look pretty great painted gold. Place two on one side of the arrangement and the third on the other side.