Festive Houseplant Centerpieces for the Holidays

Festive Houseplant Centerpieces for the Holidays

Hosting a holiday meal this season? Enlist the charms of houseplants for a fresh look.
If you are hosting a holiday meal this season, enlist houseplants to help create a fresh, seasonal, and green centerpiece.

Plants such as succulents, mini orchids, and Norfolk Island Pines can pull off a festive look with ease. Plus, you can use your holiday plants for the rest of the year!

Combine Orchids and Ornaments
Assemble a gorgeous centerpiece that will last the entire holiday season -- with just three items. A clear-glass footed container, a mini orchid, and a collection of bright ornaments makes this centerpiece an easy last-minute assembly job. Just place the mini orchid in the bottom of the glass jar. Fill the container with bubbly ornaments until the pot is camouflaged. This centerpiece also makes a beautiful hostess gift.
Tip: Add to the look by wrapping a thin ribbon in a matching color up stem of the orchid flowers.

Succulents on holiday tableLay Out a Succulent Sensation
Unfurl a festive table runner and set your plates and glasses for dinner. Then add a line up of perky succulents to the center of the table. Sprinkle some glittery snowflakes to frost the look. The green-on-white table presentation works for every holiday and occasion, such as birthdays, engagements, Sunday dinner. Plus, this easy centerpiece can be adapted to any occasion, by simply changing the color scheme: different runner and pot colors.

Assemble a Rustic Vignette
Look through your holiday decorations and create festive live-plant vignettes with family heirloom ceramic and metal pieces. This table is dressed with a tiny-tree charms of a Norfolk Island Pine in a rustic birch planter, green table runner, white ceramic fir tree, and silver reindeer. 

Orchids and FittoniaPaint a Pastel Holiday
The pastel charms of pink hued mini phalaenopsis orchids mixed with 'Frankie' fittonia makes for a beautiful and unusual table centerpiece. Pull out some of your white serving dishes and fill them with plants and ornaments to create an instant, elegant table setting that can also be moved anywhere you need a touch of color.

Pine It Up!
For a serving table or sideboard, create a mix-and-match assembly from your china cupboard. A soup tureen makes a beautiful urn holding a decked out, ornament festooned Norfolk Island Pine. Pulling together a coordinated color theme is easy. This red, green, and white color theme uses holiday dishes, white stone candle holders, red blown-glass drinkers. Arrange artfully, then thread a string of battery-powered snowflake lights to add a little holiday glow.

Written by Karen Weir-Jimerson