Paperwhite blooms in saucers with hardware add simple elegance to any holiday setting.
Hardware, Soft Blossoms
Paperwhites arranged in a bowl or an antique jar set with a handful of hardware make a surprising -- and eye-catching -- centerpiece. Tuck the cut stems in the nuts and washers and add water. The blooms will last 4 to 5 days in water freshened daily.
Turn a glass block into a cool container to force paperwhites. Mask off the center of the block with painter's tape, spray with chalkboard paint, and leave a message in chalk.
Small ball ornaments make perfect little vases for tiny paperwhite blossoms. Add them to holiday place settings, tabletops, and mantels.
Coffee, Tea, or Flowers
Grow paperwhites in coffee mugs for a fun holiday accent or hostess gift. Fill a cup with river rock or stones. Nestle one or two bulbs in the stones and add just enough water to touch the base of the bulbs. You'll have cups of blooms in 4-6 weeks.
Paperwhites have a strong, spicy fragrance that complements fresh evergreens. Tuck the tiny blossoms into a wreath for an attractive and aromatic display.