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Birch Arrangement

Create a serene winter tableau with this simple arrangement: birch bark wrapped around glass cylinders filled with plants found easily at this time of year. Trimmings from the holiday tree and scented geranium leaves snipped from a house plant accentuate the amaryllis blooms.

Photography: Lisa Hubbard

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


These beautiful faux bois, or "fake wood," vases are a Good Thing that brings the outside indoors. Simply combine a few of them to create a winter tableau for the table or mantle.


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  • Birch bark (Pictured: Birch bark sheets, 12 inches, $13 for set of 7,¬†

  • Scissors

  • Tape measure

  • Knotted twine

  • Vases

  • Pinecones

  • Boxwood

  • Seasonal flowers, such as amaryllis, geraniums, or pine branches


  1. Cut birch bark to fit around 3 cylindrical glass vases of various sizes, adding an inch to the circumference. Secure bark with knotted twine.

  2. Cut stems to different lengths, and arrange amaryllis, boughs, and leaves asymmetrically. Stagger vases, and surround them with boxwood and pinecones.

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