Capture the Magic of Winter With Up-Ended Amaryllis

This show-stopping display brings a sense of fantasy to any winter celebration and is surprisingly easy to make by combining bare birch twigs with live amaryllis flowers.
Floral Winter Fantasy is Show Stopping Focal Point

Floral Winter Fantasy is Show Stopping Focal Point

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Up-ended amaryllis flowers are attached to the twigs with 22 gauge wire that has been threaded through the base of each stem. The hollow stems are filled with water to keep them alive.

Shape

This arrangement, with its mass of tall twigs, represents the shape of a bare tree in winter. The amaryllis flowers hanging from its branches are reminiscent of decorations on a Christmas tree.

Winter Twig and Flower Arrangement

Winter Twig and Flower Arrangement

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Effect

The grand scale of these arching, spreading twigs contained within the "tree trunk" of the urn, and the unusual arrangement of amaryllis, create a sense of drama and delight.

Bare Birch Twigs and Amaryllis Blooms

Bare Birch Twigs and Amaryllis Blooms

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Color

White amaryllis flower heads and brown twigs are used to create a wintry feel. When the flowers are past their best, they can be replaced with fresh white amaryllis.

White Amaryllis and Brown Birch Twigs Look Wintry

White Amaryllis and Brown Birch Twigs Look Wintry

Photo by: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Keep Reading

Next Up

Winter Wheat Planting

Put your vegetable garden to bed with a cover crop—and it will wake up next spring with better soil.

Protecting Garden Pots During Winter

Tender plants will die if their roots are locked in cold, wet soil in winter, but you can protect them during fall.

20 Ways to Prepare for El Nino This Winter

Get your home ready for the cold temperatures and heavy rainfall coming with this year's predicted El Nino with our top 20 prep tips.

Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Gather small bathroom decorating ideas, and get ready to add style and appeal to a snug bathroom space.

Shared Space Decorating Ideas

Not sure how to make a small space multifunctional? City-dwellers Sarah Raskin and John Kerl turned their bonus room into a guest bedroom/baby nursery with some smart decorating ideas and storage solutions.

Paint Color and Decorating Tips

Quick changes with paint make your home sparkle during the holidays and every day.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.