Add sparkle to your New Year’s Eve party with a floral centerpiece that has a touch of gold… and glam. Carol Gibbs, Colonial Williamsburg’s senior visual merchandiser, advises to start with classic ivory roses.
- 1 square ceramic brick available at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations
- Approx. 15 white roses or your favorite white or ivory flowers. (In case you use roses, it’s about 3 buds per large hole in the brick. Smaller holes are best suited for filler greenery.)
- Gold and white party crackers or small party horns
- Glittered fern
- Ting ting
- English boxwood
- Floral picks
- Floral tape
- Pruning shears or scissors
- Prepare your plant materials. Clean and remove unattractive parts of boxwood. Soak overnight in a finisher that can be purchased with your flowers at a floral shop. Remove any dead petals or other unattractive parts of your flowers.
- Add your plant materials. Start by adding a cluster of three roses in the center of the brick. These roses should be slightly taller than the others. Trim roses and place 3 buds in each of the larger holes on the brick. Trim boxwood and fill up the smaller holes in the brick. You may need to remove small knots in the boxwood to make it fit in the brick properly.
- Prepare and add party crackers, glittered fern and ting ting. Floral picks help party crackers stay in the arrangement. Take a party cracker and hot glue it to the floral stake or wire it to the end of a floral pick and secure with floral tape if you don’t have a hot glue gun. Add around center of arrangement. Trim ends of glittered fern and tuck in the arrangement. Take individual pieces of ting ting and trim to different heights. Place the tallest one in the center of the arrangement with shorter ones surrounding it.
Tips: Use flower, foliage and decorations that have bold contrasts in color.