Flower Recipes for Holiday Centerpieces

Here we go! Only a week and a half until Thanksgiving—are you ready with your game plan? Getting in the spirit for the holidays is easy once you start decorating. This year, when you decorate your table for holiday gatherings, create your own DIY original gorgeous, natural centerpiece from a floral recipe that will charm and impress even the most scrutinizing dinner guests.

Based on the bestselling book praised by The New York Times and Martha Stewart Weddings, The 2015 Flower Recipe Calendar delivers a year of beautiful arrangements you can make yourself. Follow the step-by-step photographs from the November and December to come up with the perfect DIY centerpiece that is seasonal and spectacular.


Get inspired by The Flower Recipe Calendar in 2015 and decorate your home like a pro in every season. The full calendar spreads are below in all their glory, but you can create gorgeous and artful centerpieces out of any seasonal flowers from your local market.  Like a cookbook, this calendar first pleases the eye with a gorgeous photograph and then showcases a simple recipe, including an ingredients list (which blooms and how many) and step-by-step photographs and instructions.

If you make your own centerpiece this holiday season, please share your photo and "recipe" with us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter! We'd love to see what you create.


The Flower Recipe BookAbout The Flower Recipe Book

Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 high-resolution photos,more than 40 step-by-step slideshows,and tappable pop-tips throughout.

The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe"; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. Readers will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know.

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco-based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in publications such as Sunset, Food & Wine, and Veranda and in the blog Design*Sponge.

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