This autumn floral arrangement is a mix of faux and real stems. The mix of muted and vibrant tones make for a beautiful centerpiece for any fall table!
Autumn floral arrangements just might be my absolute favorite. I gravitate towards warm tones, especially this time of the year and this fall arrangement incapsulates all of those warm colors that I love so much. Today I’ve joined a few blogging friends to share our fall floral centerpieces with you all. Floral arrangements are such a great way to decorate for the seasons and they can really add a special touch to your table.
As many of you know, I typically prefer real flowers over faux. But this time I decided to really challenge myself and create an arrangement that is 90% faux. I really had a ton of fun creating this autumn floral arrangement and I’m so pleased that it will last much longer than just a week or two. It came out just as I had hoped and the pop of color has been such a great addition to our breakfast nook.
Collect Your Stems
Picking A Color Scheme
When choosing colors, I like to stick with three to four shades of the same color with addition of greenery. For this arrangement I chose cream roses, pale orange/peach mums, orange and dark maroon leaves. The colors start light and gradually get darker. This really creates a cohesive look.
Choosing Your Stems
This arrangement is a mix of vibrant and muted creams, greens and oranges. I used natural items such as, English ivy clippings, preserved leaves and hydrangea blooms with addition to faux pears, roses, berries and mums. Personally, I like the mix of real and faux. The real stems really create a natural look and feel, giving the appearance that the entire arrangement is live. And just as you vary colors, vary the sizes of your blooms and stems as well.
When picking faux stems, choose good quality ones. Stay away from flowers that are made of thin fabrics. You can easily tell that a flower is fake when you can see the fabric grain. It’s a dead giveaway. Spend a little more and get the better stems because you’ll be able to use them again and again. I purchased all of the faux stems that you see here from Joann Fabrics.
Creating Your Arrangement
Choosing A Vessel
Start by choosing your vessel. Depending on how tall or short you want your arrangement will largely depend on what size vessel you choose. With this one I used a medium sized antique ironstone planter. I knew that I wanted to use a small cake stand as a pedestal for my arrangement and that my stems would be on the shorter side.
Normally I use floral tape to make a grid pattern on top of my vessel. In this case I couldn’t find my floral tape so I opted for scotch tape instead, ha! It worked just fine. Creating a grid out of tape will help your stems stay right where you want them. If this arrangement was completely real I would just feel my planter with water, but since I was also using faux, I just filled a small glass in the center with water to stick my real stems into.
I started with the “filler” greenery. I placed the ivy clippings around the base and the 3 hydrangea blooms evenly throughout the center. I followed up with 4 large faux rose blooms. You want to create the bulk of your arrangement first, ending with the smaller stems and blooms.
Next, I added the light orange mums. I cut them slightly longer than the hydrangeas and roses. I used about 9 or 10 mum stems in total, spacing them evenly throughout. The berry sprigs were next and I cut those to be even taller, giving the arrangement a whimsical look. I used 7 or 8 berry sprigs.
Lastly, I added the faux pears and preserved leaves. For the pears I simply used a skewer to hold them up in the arrangement. I sprinkled the leaves lightly throughout, focusing mainly around the base. I did use a few smaller leaves throughout the middle.
This arrangement took me about 30 minutes to complete. The more I do arrangements the quicker I seem to get. It’s okay to walk away and take a break if it’s not going the way you’d hope. Sometimes all you need is to look at it with fresh eyes.
A good floral arrangement can be used not just on your dining room table but in an entry way, on a coffee table and mantel. They’re very versatile. I’ve used them to decorate throughout our home.
Natural fall colors will always be my favorite. It’s one of the only times of the year that I bring reds and oranges into our home’s decor. I love the coziness and warmth that it adds. I hope this arrangement has inspired you to try your hand at making your own this fall. There’s nothing like having flowers around to brighten your day!
Be sure to hop over to the next blog in our hop. There’s so many beautiful fall arrangements and inspiring ideas for you!
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