Today’s inspiration is all about Fall Flower Arrangements. If you’ve never dipped your toe into floral arranging, let me cheer you on!
I just LOVE fall. Everything about this season brings me joy. I love the cool crisp air, the warmth of sweaters, football, and fires.
The beautiful rich colors, I can feel in my soul. No seriously, I can. 😂
It’s a great time to nest and create a cozy home! Flowers are a great start.
Creating Your Floral Design
In this post are lovely ideas from many talented designers. I hope that the photos encourage you; some are just for inspiration, while others are step-by-step tutorials. Just click the pictures to find out more.
I’ve included examples that use faux flowers, some that use real, and others that use a combination of both.
Whatever your heart is calling you to make. Do that! 🌻
Picking out A Container
The first step is choosing your flower container. There are so many directions to go here! You may already have exactly what you need.
If you don’t many craft and home stores sell a wide range of shapes and styles.
To find something truly unique and affordable too, consider stopping at a thrift store, antique store, or even the dollar store!
Choosing a Flower Color Scheme
The beauty of creating your own design is that it’s completely customizable. You can create it using your favorite colors, flowers, and styles.
When choosing colors, many of the floral designers use three to four shades of the same color plus a touch of greenery.
Selecting your Stems
I love the idea of mixing real and faux flowers. Real stems create a natural look and feel, giving the illusion that the entire arrangement is real, but it will last so much longer!
Choose a variety of cohesive colors and vary the size of the bloom as well as the textures, for an interesting design.
Buying Faux Flowers
When getting your faux stems, be sure to select high-quality florals. This will make all the difference in the overall quality of your centerpiece or floral arrangement.
Pick flowers that have more weight and substance. They will make the whole arrangement appear natural.
It’s typically worth the extra money to spend a little more to get a better product. You’ll enjoy them more visually and you’ll be able to use them over and over again.
How to Arrange Flowers
Below are general tips and tricks to help guide you. Be sure to check out the linked tutorials for more specific ideas.
Depending on your vessel, the size, and the flowers, you may want to use floral foam, or a grid to hold your blooms in place.
Floral foam is pretty self-explanatory. You can use wet for real flowers or dry for faux.
First, you will need to purchase the right size mold for your container, next if necessary, you’ll cut it to fit.
When you are ready to design, simply push the stems into the foam piece to secure.
If you choose the grid method, you’ll want to make a crisscrossed pattern across the top of your vase using floral or Scotch tape.
Secure the ends on the tops of each side. This will be hidden by your flowers. A grid will support your stems and help them stay where you want them.
If your arrangement is partially real, consider adding a smaller vessel inside of the main container, to place just the live stems in water.
Designer Tips for Flower Arrangements
Below are more great ideas and tips to help you. Although I have been a professional graphic designer for over 30+ years, I am not a professional florist by any means!
If you have more tips, ideas, or corrections, please share them with everyone in the comments at the bottom of the post.😃
General Flower Arranging ideas
• Apply the rule of threes. Objects arranged in odd numbers are more appealing, interesting, and compelling than even-numbered groupings.
• Start with the more substantial pieces of your arrangement first, finishing with the smaller and more delicate stems, blooms, and greens.
• Consider using asymmetry also; place more of the stems so they lean towards one side.
• Remember to keep the arrangement loose and not overfill the container.
• Use small flowers, delicate greenery, and small props (ie: fruit) to fill in any gaps or holes.
• Check all sides of your design to make sure there are gaps or unfinished areas around the sides or back of the arrangement.
Faux Flowers Tips
• Faux flowers are easy to work with; you can shape, bend or curl the stems easily or trim them to fit your masterpiece. You can also purchase almost any color and variety of flowers that you desire!
• Try bending some pieces over the edge so they cascade out of the vase. The arrangement will look more natural this way.
• Faux stems typically come with all the leaves and flowers standing straight up, making them look very artificial.
• Bend and twist the faux stems to give them a more natural appearance. This will seem more realistic and fit into the design better.
I hope these flower arrangements inspire you to make your own. If you do, I’d love to hear about it in the comment box below!
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