One of Joanna’s favorite ways to celebrate the holidays is by throwing a small, intimate dinner party. She’ll be sharing the overall styling of the table tomorrow, but today it’s all about the flowers! This year the aesthetic of our holiday centerpiece is a spin on traditional luxe vibes, but still with a modern twist. I viewed it as a fun challenge to make something using colors and materials that are just a little bit unexpected. While this luxe holiday centerpiece does feature some traditional Christmas-y elements like evergreens, I added some surprising elements. Pomegranates provide a nice, traditional pop of red, but in a new way. Then bringing in privet berries added another color and texture element. Using roses always brings a classic feel, and in the case of this arrangement, it just felt perfect.
How To Make A Luxe Holiday Centerpiece with Pomegranates
- spray roses
- olive foliage
- Privet Berry
- Metallic urn style vase (lots of options shared below!)
- Floral tape
- Floral pruners
- wooden floral picks
To start your flower arrangement, prep your vase. Create a grid across the opening with floral tape and fill with water. Next, build a base for your arrangement with the olive foliage and cryptomeria. The olive is lightweight and easy to use and can be used to add a lot of height and dimension to your arrangement. Cut branches of privet berries and insert them throughout the arrangement, especially around the edge of the vase. I like to place them here because they will add a lot of texture and visual interest.
After that, it’s time to add the wow-factor: pomegranates! Using a heavy fruit like pomegranate can be a little tricky, but is totally doable! To incorporate fruit in to a centerpiece, use sturdy wooden floral picks. Once you’ve inserted the end into the fruit, trim it to the exact height that you’d like the fruit at in your arrangement. Pro tip: I place heavier fruits low in the arrangement because it is usually more aesthetically pleasing.
Lastly, insert roses throughout the arrangement at varying heights. Spray roses can take a little extra finagling at times because there are multiple flower heads on each stem. Sometimes you may even need to trim a flower or two if they just aren’t sitting right in your arrangement. Don’t be afraid to prune them as needed! You can save these shorter stems to either use in other places in your arrangement (or put them in a little bud vase on your nightstand).
Incorporating fruit into flower arrangements is one of my all time favorite things to do, so I was really excited to use pomegranates in this festive and luxe holiday centerpiece. What do you think of it?
Our metallic vase was vintage, but here are some similar options that will work just as well:
PS — Tag @jojotastic and @thestemmery on Instagram so we can see how our DIYs turn out for you! Joanna will be sharing them in her Instagram Stories, too.
Looking for even more holiday DIY ideas? Try these:
- Metal Leaf Garland DIY
- Eggnog Soy Wax Candle DIY
- Fair Isle Leather Stocking DIY
- Hanging Eucalyptus Wreath Centerpiece
- Festive Pom Pom Garland