Spruce Tip Arrangements

Custom Creativity

By Christina Timm

Here at Lynde we find joy in all different types of creativity, so when it comes to our custom designed Spruce Tip Arrangements there is no shortage of creative inspiration. This time of the year we are Santa’s elves creating away in our workshop. At least once a day we are visited by a curious customer excited to see our handy work in person.

Best part of our job is getting to create one-of-a-kind inspirations for our customers. We have an opportunity to work alongside you, getting to know what represents Christmas in your eyes. Whether it be traditional red berries, natural birds, or bright, glittery colors, we have worked with just about every material imaginable. If you do manage to surprise us with something new, we have the masterminds to figure out how to create your vision.

Custom - natural with a pop of red

Custom - natural with a pop of red

Custom - fuzzy owls

Custom - fuzzy owls

Custom - glitter and shimmer flair

Custom - glitter and shimmer flair

Custom Spruce Tip Arrangement

Custom Spruce Tip Arrangement

Any time we have workshops, whether it be for winter greens, fairy gardens, or even summer container gardens, we are always amazed on the variety of creations that come from our customers. That same variety holds true when it comes to our team members. Each person on our team has a unique sense of style. Some like to use natural elements like pine cones and berries while others like to combine different products to create something entirely new and fun.

No matter what your style is we have a team member that can work to bring your vision to life. It’s never too late to get creating. Stop in today to work with a team member. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our blog on creating a spruce tip container step-by-step. See you soon!

Winter Greens

By Christina Timm

Adding Some Texture with Winter Greens

Spruce Tips

Spruce Tips are the main ingredient you need when making a spruce tip container. They have body and volume that fill out a great portion of the container. For a traditional spruce tip container this will be used the most.

 Before you start to create your container, be mindful of which direction your container will be seen from; all the way around or just mainly from the front. This will determine where you place your largest spruce tip. For a front-facing container the largest spruce tip can be placed towards the back. Most spruce tip containers are made with the intention of being seen from every angle. In this case the largest spruce tip will be placed in the center with shorter spruce tips arranged around the center. 

Spruce Tips are in: Accent Greens come next

White Pine, Norway, Noble Fir, Juniper, and Incense Cedar are all accent greens that can provide texture and a unique touch. There are many different types of boughs to choose from, each one providing a little bit different feel.

 White Pine and Incense Cedar both create a softer look. The White Pine has long soft needles that create an airy touch to any spruce tip container. Incense Cedar can provide an elegant look with lush green foliage and a beautiful evergreen smell.

 Norway, Noble Fir, and Juniper are all accent greens that have sturdy blocks of texture. Norway is an amazing filler, providing a greater amount of volume at an equal or lesser cost. Noble Fir is great for filling in larger areas. It works great for window box accents. Juniper is one of the few winter greens that also provides a little extra flair with its blueberries. It is a very natural winter green which almost resembles a bird’s nest.

Winter Greens are in: Time to Personalize

Let the creativity begin. One might say this is the best part. Getting to add some personal flair and create a container that is unique for your home. Birch, curly willow, and red twig dogwood branches are great fillers providing more height. These can add a natural feel and look to complement any winter greens.

Pine cones and berries add natural color without overwhelming the container. Other natural materials like dried hydrangea flowers and grass plumes help create contrast. A bow placed front and center can add the final touch to any spruce tip container.

For a traditional-inspired container try using reds, browns, and tans for a more natural look. For more daring containers use bright bold colors like pink, purple, or blue, and it never hurts to add a little glitter!

Creativity is complete: Prepare for Longevity

To ensure your spruce tip container has the longest life possible be sure to water in the container (no need to water the foliage.) Next, spray wilt stop to help lock in the moisture and keep your winter greens looking fresh and green all winter long.