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Wintry Words Arrangement

Posted on 12/28/2014 by Holly Clark

It’s easy to make lush floral arrangements in spring and summer, but what about winter, when many flowers and plants are out of season?

Christy Leonard, one of Biltmore’s Floral Designers, shared a great idea for creating a fresh arrangement that’s simple to put together and can easily transition into spring.

“This is a great way to freshen your décor after the holidays,” said Christy, “with some of the elements that you probably have on hand.”

Christy selected our Biltmore Beaded Serveware Cake Stand as the foundation for her design, arranging fresh plants, winter greenery and votive candles as a backdrop for Scrabble tiles arranged into words of the season like “let it snow.”

“The Scrabble letters add a bit of whimsy to this project, and make it more personal,” Christy said. “You can continue to change out the words and the plants as needed to suit your mood and to add a bit of color as spring approaches.”

Click here to find our Biltmore Beaded Serveware Collection.  Also available at Belk and



Cake Plate
6–inch plant of your choice (Peace Lily pictured)
6–inch plant liner
5 (2-inch) assorted plants of your choice (available at your local nursery)
4–5 single stems fresh or silk flowers of your choice (Peruvian Lily pictured)
Greenery (pine and seeded eucalyptus pictured)
3 votive candles
Scrabble game pieces (or other block letters)
Stick ‘Em floral adhesive
Adhesive tape



Clean and polish the cake plate.

Set the 6–inch plant with liner on the back center of the cake plate and adhere with Stick ‘Em adhesive on the bottom.

Set your 3 votives in the location of your choice centered around the 6–inch plant and secure with the adhesive.

Set 3 of your 2–inch plants in the votives and secure with adhesive.

Place the remaining two 2–inch plants around the base of the plants.

Place greenery and moss around the votives and plants, using moss to conceal the plant pots.

Place fresh flowers of your choice around the moss and votives. Place each stem in a water tube.

Place the letters to spell out your favorite quote. Secure block letters with adhesive tape.

Tip: To transition to the next season, add color by changing out fresh-cut flower colors, quotes, and any 2–inch plants.

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