It is day three of our week-long DIY event. Today, we will add some height and color to your mantle when we show you how to make a fall floral arrangement. Not only can you complete this project in just two easy steps, but it is also incredibly inexpensive because it is done using just three artificial stems and an empty vase you have lying around the house. If you don’t already have a piece of pottery, look for one on the sales racks of your local house goods store.
- Piece of Pottery or Fantastic Vase
- Golden Cluster of Feathers
- Orange Artificial Branches
- Tan Artificial Branches
- Wire Cutters
- Rubber Band
It all starts with the inspiration pottery. Mine is a bluish green at the bottom with cream and sparkling brown glaze at the top. Use the colors in your inspiration piece to help direct you for your artificial flower selections. What is important is that you choose two branches that are at least 18 inches tall and a shorter one in a pop of color. The more variations in texture you can purchase, the better.
Once you have your stems selected, group them together in your hand. Allow the two tallest ones to be beside one another in the back and the shorter feather arrangement to rest in front of them. Once you are happy with how they look, secure the three stems together with a rubber band. This will keep them nice and tight once they are placed in the vase.
Clip the ends of the stems with a pair of wire cutters and slide the flowers into your vase. Now it is time to find a beautiful home for your new arrangement.
If you want to try out this DIY for yourself, just click on the link below for a printable version of these instructions. Place them in a folder or binder and take it with you shopping for inspiration. As always, be sure to send in pictures of your finished products.
Fall Floral Arrangement – DIY
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