Happy October, y’all!
I ended up making two easy, portable Fall centerpieces this weekend, so I thought I’d share one today, and the other on Friday. And because I love both looks, today’s is warm-toned, and Friday’s will lean cooler.
The flowers and stems in today’s arrangement are all faux, and they were all 40% off at Joann Fabrics.
I started by placing one of my white canisters inside this rusty metal bucket I also picked up at Joann’s.
The combo reminded me of an old wine demijohn & basket…
…and the crisp pop of white inside appealed to my love of “farmhouse fresh”.
Next, I added all of my most colorful flowers, like this:
It’s some Ranunculus, a Dahlia, and a Cabbage Rose.
Then, I added the leaf stems. I placed them evenly around the perimeter of the canister and bent one down, and on an angle. I’ll explain why in step six.
After that, I added the yellow berry sprays:
And then the dried leaf spray:
It’s in the back and center of that photo. I wanted more of these but they only had one at the store. 🙁
Next, I added all the white flowers to bring in a fresh pop that would tie in with the canister:
It’s Queen Anne’s Lace on the right, and a stem labeled “Pom-Poms” on the left.
Last but not least, I inserted my Mountain Berry sprays, and remember that leaf stem I angled down in front? The reason I brought it down like that is so that I could tuck it into the wire metal basket a bit, like this:
I liked the idea of connecting the arrangement with the container, to sort of soften the space between them, and that was a super easy way to do it.
Anywho- I’m no master floral arranger, but it was a fun to put together, and I love how light-weight and easy it is to move out of the way if someone needs to use the table. I also love that it won’t die in less than a week! 🙂
PS- I had previously mentioned that I was going to open my design consultation service today, but I need to push it back to next Monday (the 9th) because I still have a few September consultations to finish. I’m excited to partner with 10 more people at 9am (CST) then! 🙂