Day 1: A Party with a Pear Tree

Follow the simple steps below to create your very own decorative pear tree.

Step 1: Place the Oakland™ Holly in the container and adjust the branches to create the shape of a Christmas tree. The holly grows in a conical form so shaping should be quick and easy.

Step 2: Spray paint the pears gold and be sure to cover the entire pear, including the bottom. Give the paint an hour to dry.

Step 3: Thread a 10” piece of floral wire through the top portion of the pear.

Step 4: Wire pears onto the branches making sure that they are spaced evenly on the tree and then trim the extra wire. Be sure to wire the pears loosely so they can be used as a favor for the guest when they leave.

Step 5: Make name cards that include the name of each guest and the coordinating table number. Punch a hole in the top corner and thread a piece of ribbon or jute through the hole.

Step 6: Place your tree at the entrance so it’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive.

Before your guests leave, you can un-tie the pears and place them in a bowl to be used as favors or additional decoration.

After the party, you can plant the holly outside in your garden or they make great plants for a container garden.

A smaller sized Oakland™ Holly works just as well. We chose a larger holly for the impact.

This arrangement will make all the difference at your holiday party. A good first impression is important and after all, what’s a party without a pear tree? 

Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Place the Oakland™ Holly in the container and adjust the branches to create the shape of a Christmas tree. The holly grows in a conical form so shaping should be quick and easy.

Step 2: Spray paint the pears gold and be sure to cover the entire pear, including the bottom. Give the paint an hour to dry.

Step 3: Thread a 10” piece of floral wire through the top portion of the pear.

Step 4: Wire pears onto the branches making sure that they are spaced evenly on the tree and then trim the extra wire. Be sure to wire the pears loosely so they can be used as a favor for the guest when they leave.

Step 5: Make name cards that include the name of each guest and the coordinating table number. Punch a hole in the top corner and thread a piece of ribbon or jute through the hole.

Step 6: Place your tree at the entrance so it’s the first thing your guests see when they arrive.

Before your guests leave, you can un-tie the pears and place them in a bowl to be used as favors or additional decoration.

After the party, you can plant the holly outside in your garden or they make great plants for a container garden.

A smaller sized Oakland™ Holly works just as well. We chose a larger holly for the impact.

This arrangement will make all the difference at your holiday party. A good first impression is important and after all, what’s a party without a pear tree?