DIY Holiday Flower Arrangement Using A Handy Arranging Tool

A Festively Frugal Holiday Flower Arrangement

Garden clippings make the perfect festive materials for a holiday flower arrangement both inside and out, particularly because you can get them for free from the garden! A variety of evergreen clippings from trees like cedar, laurel, and holly make for beautiful wreaths, outdoor planters, and indoor arrangements. After finishing my holiday wreath for this year I had plenty of beautiful clippings left over to make flower arrangements for inside the house.the secret to a STUNNING Holiday Flower Arrangement that costs almost nothing

You can easily make this festive holiday flower arrangement with clippings from the garden, cranberries, a mason jar, and one thing that brings it all together: a Budable a silicone arranger.Budables Silicone Arrangers

A big thank you to Budable for sending me some of the silicone vase arrangers to try out. As a sponsor of this project Budable is offering a special discount all Garden Therapy readers. Scroll down to the end of this post to get the promotion code.


  • Vase or mason jar
  • Evergreen clippings
  • Fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Budables silicone arranger
  • Flowers with long stems
  • Succulent cuttings
  • Pinecones
  • Floral wire

Make it!

Start by filling a mason jar with water and add in some evergreen clippings. I used cedar. Place some fresh or frozen cranberries to the water to add transform the jar into a decorative vase.Budables Festive Flower Arrangements Caps

Stretch the silicone Budable over the mouth of the mason jar. Make sure that the jar and the silicone are both very dry so that they stick. I found that if there was any moisture on the rim of the glass or on the silicone seal that the cap would start to come off the jar about halfway through my arrangement. It’s best to ensure it has a good strong seal the first time so you don’t have to start again.


Budables Tips

  • The rim of the vase and the Budable cap must be dry or it will not stick. Fill the vase with water then wipe the rim of the vase with a towel before putting on the Budable.
  • You can stretch Budable a considerable amount but if you plan to use a wide mouth vase, it’s easier to pull and flex it a few times before you start. A Budable will fit a vase with an opening from two to six inches.
  • Stretch the Budables so that the holes go up to the rim of the vase. This leaves plenty of length on the sides to grip.


Arranging Tips

  • Start making your arrangement by choosing loose and floppy evergreens around the edges of the Mason jar. Add a second ring just inside the first of a different type of greenery with a different texture such as broad leaves, variegated colors, berries or flowers.

Designing a Mason Jar Flower Arrangement for Christmas

  • Next, add the decorative elements in the center. You can use garden or floral shop flowers, succulent cuttings attached to sticks, or other decorative elements on wire stakes.

holiday flower arranging

  • Make sure that all the leaves are trimmed off flower stems before adding them to the arrangement.
  • Make a succulent flower by cutting off the top of an echeveria, crassula, or aeonium and adding floral wire as a stem. Choose a fairly thick wire that can hold the weight of the succulent leaves. Simply pierce the cut end of the succulent with the wire and it should hold it in place. When you are finished your arrangement you can replant the succulents and grow them again (see how here and here).

How to Make Succulent Flowers

  • Make pinecone flowers by wrapping some floral wire around the base of a pinecone and leaving the ends of the wire long. Twit the wires together to make a stake and add it into the arrangement.

How to make pinecone flowers for arrangements

Holiday Arrangement Care

Change the water in your arrangement every 2 to 3 days by simply pouring the water through the holes in the silicone lid. Refill the water through the same holes. The greenery will last quite a long time in this arrangement so as the flowers begin to wilt, remove them and replace them with fresh ones.DIY Holiday Flower Arrangement using a handy arranging tool

Budables would make a great stocking stuffer for a gardener in your life. Or anyone crafty; Budables also make great organizers for paint brushes, pens, or a myriad of craft supplies. If you would like to give them a try this code BUD2OFF to get 20% off any purchase. With that, you can get a set of three plus a design guide for just over $10!

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Kelly
    KellyDecember 8,15

    Beautiful arrangement Stephanie. Love the Budbales! Definitely a perfect stocking stuffer! Thanks…

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