Julie McCann Mulligan, floral/lifestyle expert at Long Island-based 1-800-Flowers.com, created a Santa hat floral arrangement guaranteed to bring good cheer to any table.
Santa Hat Floral Arrangement
What You Need
Red and white carnations
Floral foam – cone shape
What to Do:
Thoroughly soak the floral foam by letting it float in a sink full of water until it has fully absorbed the water. Place it on a flat dish or low bowl slightly larger than the foam. Julie used 9” x 4” floral foam cone by Oasis and a 6” clear design dish.
Cut the carnations’ stems to a length of about 3” and insert into the foam starting with the white ones to form the “fur” trim at the bottom of the hat. Leave one carnation for the pom-pom at the top.
Add the red carnations all the way around until you have completely covered the foam, finishing with the white one on the top.
Optional: Add a few sprigs of evergreens to the base and a little at the top if you feel it needs a finishing touch.
Keep your Santa hat in a cool location, adding an ice cube to the dish everyday and it should stay fresh for more then a week.