Tips for Autumn Floral Arrangements

Tips for Autumn Flower ArrangementsWith Thanksgiving coming up I thought it would be fun to share a few tips for making quick and easy arrangements at home. Creating your own arrangements is really fun and can save a lot of money. I love to have a flower-making night before I host anything at my house. It's so fun to crack open a bottle of wine and make a whole bunch of bouquets for different rooms in our home. Basic Floral Design SuppliesBasic Floral Design SuppliesWhen I'm gathering supplies to make small arrangements for my home I like to make several in one sitting. You will need scissors, fresh flowers, greens and filler flowers and fun stuff for garnishes (I used dried wheat and feathers). A variety of glassware for flower arrangementsWhen choosing containers it's important to remeber you don't need anything fancy. I like to use glassware that I already have around the house. Here are some examples of quick pieces that I pulled from my kitchen before I started arranging! How to create a basic flower arrangementHow to create a basic flower arrangement. 1. Create a base of green. This will make it easier to space our your larger blooms. Think of this as a blank canvas! 2. Add flowers. The greens will help you space them out evenly. I like to add them around the entire exterior of the arrangement and also have a few coming up from the top. 3. Garnish with details. This is the part where you get to add cute stuff. Choose details that for your occasion! Add wheat to Autumn floral arrangementsOne of my favorite details is wheat for Autumn arrangements. It is great for adding height to your bouquet as well! Add feathers for Autumn floral designsRoses + FeathersI also love adding feathers to my Autumn arrangements. They are so pretty and add a nice pop of black and white! Amazing Orange SunflowersAmazing Orange SunflowersWith larger flowers I keep my arrangements much more simple, usually just a glass milk jar or mason jar, water and flowers! Autumn Flower ArrangementsAutumn Flower ArrangementsI hope you have fun creating your own festive floral designs! xo. Elsie 

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  • Stumbled across this post and using some for inspiration for our fall line up this year for our store! Love the straw idea

  • I love it. It’s really amazing. It comes out so adorable. Thanks for the idea. It’s really great to have flowers at home.

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  • Hello,
    Genius flower arrangement. The colors of fall are so striking and wonderful. Your article will help us in floral arrangement. Thanks for sharing!

  • Your flower vases are nice, especially that feather including one. Because this is the first time I saw a vase with real feathers.

  • I totally love the addition of the feathers! I would have never thought of that…

    Maria xx
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  • So pretty! i loooove flowers!

    X

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  • Wow, one of the best flower arrangements I’ve seen! They all look so lively and festive, indeed! 😀

  • Thanks a lot for sharing these tips. I love it. It’s so adorable. I really want to try this one.

  • Amazing! I always wondered how to use those wheat stalks I see popping up at the store. These arrangements turned out very cute 🙂

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    Nic
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  • Great tips! I love flower center pieces.
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  • Hey Elsie, I was just wondering, I’ve never made arrangements with real flowers before. Where do you get them, and the wheat and feathers? (A florist? A grocery store?) these are beautiful, if I can get all the stuff to put them together I’d love to make them. Thanks!

  • Love all the arrangements above! So natural and “Fallish” – just love them, thanks for sharing! (I sometimes feel as if the weather is changing in Jamaica, and pretend it is Fall here at this time of year, by creating similar arrangements LOL)

  • That’s so beautiful! 🙂
    xo,
    Pili.
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  • you could also spray paint the inside of a mason jar different colors, like gold or cream, even orange! Thanks for the easy tutorial!

  • I love the look using feathers gives! So pretty.
    ~Hanna
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  • Be careful with the safflower, it tends to reduce the life of other flowers! And the hypericums will drink lots and lots of water! Beautiful arrangements!

  • Really love these! I have lots of flowers growing in my allotment and always trying to do interesting displays with them, never quite manage to pull them off, but now with these ideas perhaps I will! 🙂

  • I love every single one of these arrangements! They are so beautiful, chic and they seem so easy to make! Now I want to host a party, just to try my hands on these 🙂

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  • This will be my first year hosting thanksgiving in my new home for family and friends! can’t wait to try out these ideas when putting together my flower arrangments!!

  • Haa!!! Feathers! Of course, duh!!! You girls think of it all. kimi.

  • Ahhhh Thanksgiving IS around the corner (guess I am in denial .. haha). Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • I love these! Simple, easy and beautiful for fall. I’m so not a crafty person, and usually when I see a pair of scissors I tend to move onto something else but this looks super easy and fun. Will try! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • SO pretty! I love the idea of adding feathers, that’s a really fun touch!

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  • Cute! I love the idea of adding feathers! Those sunflowers are so beautiful!

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  • Thank you, I’ve always been stumped at creating cool arrangements, but this makes complete sense.
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  • This is totally going to be followed when I decorate the apt for the holidays this weekend!!

    xo
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  • My mom was a florist for many years and her base of green was something she always stuck to. She believed in round arrangements, but several times had to do different one-sided styles. Nevertheless, after years of doing what people wanted, we now just like full and round or simple and “handpicked.”

    Thanks for sharing!

    -Heather

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  • First let me say I’m so glad I came across your site as it is def awesome, always gets my creative juices flowing. I love the look of these arrangements and will def be trying out some ideas. Thanks! 🙂

  • Absolutely love the roses and wheat arrangement in the Fishs Eddy jar!
    Would look great with gold roses too!

  • Absolutely love this!!! Makes me want to decorate an entire house with lots of pretty boquets!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • you guys are seriously mind readers! this is just the help i needed. THANK YOU!

  • I love these! I just got married 2 weeks ago, and my florist used wheat and (my choice) mason jars, for the table arrangements. They were perfectly autumn, fresh, and unique. 🙂

  • Love the beauty and simplicity of the arrangements. Using these containers adds a warm feeling. Great post!

  • Wow. So nice idea. Perfect for autumn. I really like it. Have a nice day.

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  • NIce! Just a tip; if you remove the leaves that sit under the water surface they wont start to rot and the flowers will stand for a longer time.

  • Gorgeous! I love the inclusion of feathers, I don’t think I’ve seen that before 🙂
    I might try to do something like this with fake flowers.
    ❤stephanie

  • That’s a lovely idea to make our home decoration look more beauty in this season and I would definitely arrange one to keep in my veranda.

  • These are gorgeous! I’ve never thought of using feathers with flowers, such a good idea!

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  • Gorgeous arrangements! Those feathers look great

    with the flowers! Love it!

    X

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  • That’s a really wonderful idea. Sadly, here in Germany autumn’s apparently over, it’s just cold and wet outside..

  • How inspiring and beautiful!
    So I have a silly question on the feathers. We live in the country and I’m always wanting to pick up random feathers. They’re just so naturally pretty. I’ve had more than one person tell me they aren’t clean and should be left alone. So-did you buy your feathers or use real ones? (Please tell me that didn’t sound as country bumpkin as it looks, lol)

  • Wow, these arrangements are so beautiful! They remember me how my mum always decorated my childhood home. I think I should try … Thanks for sharing!

  • Perfection! The colors and flowers you selected are so beautiful together.
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  • Sigh, you make me want to host a dinner party… but my dorm room has no table so I guess I’ll have to wait a little while on the flower arrangements! Great tutorial <3

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  • I totally need this! My first time hosting Thanksgiving…ekk! Thank you 🙂

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  • Love the addition of feathers and wheat! Neutrals help balance the brightly colored flowers. Nice work!

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  • Some stunning floral arrangements that are wonderfully constructed. I love the Autumn and it’s the best time of year to get lots of decorating ideas for your home. The colors in your flower arrangements can easily provide lots of inspiration for interior design.

    Great article and beautifully presented.

  • Love this! I looove flowers!

    Valentina
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  • Love this! What a great centerpiece for thanksgiving dinner and just around the house!
    Carlee
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  • thanks for the tips…..wheat is a nice fall accent 🙂

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  • As someone who used to work at a floral shop, I totally appreciate this! These are so cute and I love the wheat detail! Love love love!
    -K

  • Oh, I love this!! Autumn flowers are so stunning.
    And I love the idea of adding feathers – so clever!

  • Great tips! + I love using sunflowers for our Thanksgiving dinner table setting 😀

    -Nicole
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  • I love how the wheat adds extra height without blocking the view across the table! Also, adding feathers is a great idea! Never would have thought of that

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