Christmas centrepiece with lilies and roses

If you love flowers and you enjoy creative crafts and making your own decorations, you will love this Christmas centrepiece design. With just a few basic items, you can make the perfect floral display to impress your guests this festive season.

What you need:

  • White Asiatic Lilies
  • Red roses (you need three of these for every lily you use)
  • Foliage (such as noble fir and holly)
  • A large white candle
  • Floral foam
  • Basket with a plastic tray set inside to support your Christmas centrepiece


  • Before you start making your Christmas centrepiece, you will need to prepare the floral foam by soaking it in fresh water.
  • Place the floral foam on the plastic tray so that it does not drip on your work surface.
  • Make sure that your flowers and foliage are kept in a bucket of fresh water so that they do not dehydrate as you create your design.
  • Start with some foliage around the base of the arrangement. You will need to trim the stems as you go and use one main type of foliage with accents of a second type in between.
  • Once the plastic tray is concealed, you can start inserting your lilies. Make sure that they are properly spaced out. Leave a space in the very centre open and work your way out – all around the arrangement.
  • Once your lilies are in place, you can add clusters of roses in between. You will need clusters of three roses.
  • Next, you can fill up any gaps with foliage so that the floral foam is not visible.
  • Finally, place your candle in the very centre of the arrangement and set it on your basket before you display on your table.

If you do not have a basket, you can always leave the arrangement on the plastic tray. Just make sure that the tray is properly concealed. You can also add accessories to your bouquet if you like. Berries work nicely of course. Some elements like mistletoe and holly can prove toxic so, if you are expecting younger guests, you might want to opt for a non-toxic alternative.