A traditional Christmas tree is now not always putoften there is simply no place for her in small flats. Therefore, if there are no children in the house, for whom the Christmas tree is an obligatory attribute of the New Year, many try to manage small compositions by using live or artificial branches. Artificial fir, of course, is more practical than living fir - it can be used many times and it does not require special care. But the living, of course, gives more pleasant emotions and sensations - it attracts smells, sates the apartment with essential oils and just pleases the eye. Creating New Year's compositions from live spruce is a bit more complicated than from artificial spruce, but the result will undoubtedly please you! For New Year's compositions from residential spruce it is necessary:
- branches of live spruce;
- floristic sponge for fresh flowers;
- a small flowerpot and a basket;
- gilt spruce cones on the wire - large and small;
- artificial flowers.
Before the New Year, I decided to make twofestive compositions from live spruce and went to a flower shop where she bought a big branch of blue spruce. You can not spend money on the purchased fir and cut off the branches usual in the nearest forest, however the blue fir is more beautiful and remains fresh much longer than growing in our forests. In the same store you need to buy a floristic sponge green, which is designed to prolong the life of flowers and branches. In the process of preparation, I found the cones collected in the forest, covered them with gilding and planted them on a wire - big ones for thick and long, small ones - for short and thin. Also I removed from the twigs 3 inflorescences of artificial flowers. I decided to create two compositions: one in a potty pot, the other in a woven baskets. Since the branch of the purchased spruce was quite large, its top was more like a small tree, than on a branch. I cut this top for composition in a flowerpot. Then I put a film on the bottom of the pot, so that water does not leak through the hole. On the tape I put a floral sponge and gently soaked it with water. The next step is to insert the branch into the floral sponge vertically. It turns out a small Christmas tree in a pot, and to hide the sponge, I closed it with sisal. The final stage is the decoration of the green composition. Since I decided not to decorate my Christmas tree too much, I just stuck into the sponge 5 big gilded cones on the wire. Such a pretty composition is quite capable of replacing a Christmas tree - you can put gifts for it. Stand such a Christmas tree will be long - you only need to permeate the sponge with water from time to time. The second New Year's composition I made in wickerbasket. First I cut off a rectangular, flat piece of a sponge, put it in a basket on a layer of protective film and soaked it with water. The remaining branches were like lapnics, which grows in the lower tier of the tree, so I thrust them into the sponge under a slope, almost horizontally. In the central part of the composition, I placed 3 artificial flowers, and decorated the branches with small gilded cones, which were fixed with wire. On New Year's Eve, between the flowers I put a lighted candle - it turned out very nicely.