Do you love the fall season? The colors are so amazing and I couldn’t wait to make a beautiful silk fall flower arrangement for my home! Today I’m sharing the instructions for creating your own bouquet of posies in a basket! (This post contains affiliate links.)
First, let me give a shout-out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today’s Fall Craft and DIY tour as part of the “Seasonal Simplicity” blog series. Visit my blogging friends at the end of this post to see more fall decorating inspiration. There’s so much creativity in blogland!
When I create flower arrangements, I make sure I have more than enough flowers and greens to fill my vase – in this case, I’m using a bushel basket. Any flowers that aren’t used can be placed elsewhere in the home. Even a single stem in a simple vase is pretty. I chose a blend of fall colors, from deep burgundy to pale peach.
I bought a new basket, but an old one would be equally charming. Start by placing long stemmed greens in your basket. Let them flop over the sides. The idea is to create a few strands that fall lazily to the sides.
Next, place a fall flower spray. Rather than cut the end of the too-long stem with wire cutters, I bent it under. This way I can “un-bend” it for re-use in another vase that might be taller. Next, fan out the flower stems so they take up more space. This is a budget-friendly tip. Rather than spend more money on individual stems, the spray is less expensive and looks like separate stems if you fan it out.
See how quickly the fanned-out spray of flowers fills the basket? It also creates a cradle of sorts for the rest of your floral stems. No need to use chicken wire or tape across the top of your vase or basket since the floral spray creates support.
After adding your flower spray, insert a few floral stems here and there. I used dark burgundy mums to create a rich look.
Next, add your contrasting, lighter flowers to break up the darkness and create visual interest. There’s no hard and fast rules with this silk fall flower arrangement. Think of flowers in nature – they’re kind of haphazard. Your arrangement doesn’t have to be perfectly coiffed like you’d find in a floral shop.
Finally, add any accent pieces to create interest. I used upright creamy flowers and spiky brown feathery things (I’m sure there’s a proper name for them).
Now it’s time to find a spot for your silk fall flower arrangement. Feel free to tweak it a bit, moving flowers slightly until you get the look you want. Just don’t spend too much time fussing over it.
My favorite sources for faux flowers is Michaels, Pottery Barn, and Afloral. They have the most realistic-looking flowers.
Pottery Barn has some amazing dahlias and berries this time of year!
One of the best things about using faux flowers is their flexibility. You can bend stems and re-use the flowers over and over. And in my opinion, it’s best to pay a little extra for realistic silk flowers. In the long run, they’re much cheaper than fresh flowers.
My silk fall flower arrangement gives a nod to the color scheme I’m using in my home this autumn season. You might remember I shared the color I’m crushing on this year!
Pin it for later and give this arrangement a try! I bet you’ll find it easier to create a pretty bouquet than you initially thought.
Visit these 25 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall DIY or Craft project! From pumpkins to pom-poms, I guarantee you’ll find a project you want to try!
Sweater Pumpkins at The Happy Housie // Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Shabbyfufu // Wire Basket Bundt Pan Pumpkins at Bless’er House // Plastic Fall Fruit Makeover at Craftberry Bush // Pumpkin Topiary at Inspiration for Moms
Forest Pine Candle at Setting for Four // Wooden Trough at Deeply Southern Home // Thrifty Magnolia Wreath at Home Made Lovely // Pumpkin Vase at Amber Tysl // Autumn Watercolour Place Cards at Finding Silver Pennies
Wooden Pumpkin at The Turquoise Home // Cotton Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // No-Sew Burlap Table Runner at Jenna Kate at Home // Cute Pumpkin Plants at House by Hoff // Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow at TIDBITS
Silk Fall Floral Arrangement at Town and Country Living // Simple Fabric Pumpkins at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer // Soy Candles at The DIY Mommy // Lighted Pumpkin Bucket at Clean and Scentsible