Simple Fall Flower Arrangements
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Simple Fall Flower Arrangements

Fresh flowers bring a wonderful, festive flair to a room, not just during the holidays, but throughout the year.

Sweet Arrangement

What You Need:
Autumn Arrangement
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A blaze of autumn color creates
sparks in this antique sugar bowl.

  • Scissors
  • Antique sugar bowl or other container of your choice
  • Light orange roses
  • Hypericum berries
  • Rust or burgundy roses
  • Orange Ranunculus

Instructions:

1. Fill container with water.

2. Cut the flower stems and branches with Hypericum berries to the desired lengths. Tightly tuck the stems into container so stems do not flop to the sides.

Box Trio

What You Need:

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Since each box is decorated
separately, you can create just
one and place it on a table or
nightstand.

  • Scissors
  • Three small wood boxes (available at crafts and hobby stores, or you might use antique cheese boxes or glove boxes)
  • Plastic floral liners/containers (available at crafts and hobby stores or floral supply stores)
  • Floral foam (available at crafts and hobby stores or floral supply stores)
  • Red roses
  • Orange or yellow mini gerber daisies
  • Flowers cut from a Kalanchoe plant
  • Sheet moss (available at floral supply stores)

Instructions:

1. Insert plastic liners in each box.

2. Cut floral foam into three pieces. Thoroughly wet floral foam with water; drain and set one piece of foam in each box.

3. Cut flowers to desired length, and insert stems into the foam. Cover any areas of exposed foam with pieces of moss. Keep foam wet to the touch.

Harvest Basket

What You Need:
Harvest Basket
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Update the classic cornucopia by
using a simple wire basket.

  • Scissors
  • Wire basket or other container of your choice
  • Plastic floral liners/containers (available at crafts and hobby stores or floral supply stores)
  • Floral foam (available at crafts and hobby stores or floral supply stores)
  • Sheet moss (available at floral supply stores)
  • Gourds
  • Squash
  • Artichokes
  • Kale leaves
  • Orange tulips
  • Orange Ranunculus
  • Bupleurum
  • Bittersweet

Instructions:

1. Line interior of basket with sheet moss. Place the gourds, squash, artichokes, and kale leaves in desired areas of basket.

2. Cut pieces of floral foam to fit the desired number of floral liners you are using. Thoroughly wet, then drain floral foam and put inside the liners.

3. Randomly tuck liners in various areas of basket. Insert stems of the flowers into the foam. If parts of liners show, cover with pieces of moss. Tuck bittersweet around the edge of the basket.

Keeping It Fresh

  • Keep arrangements that use floral foam wet to the touch; never let the foam dry out.
  • Give your bouquets in vases fresh water about every other day. Changing the water will help the blossoms last longer.
  • Cut flower stems with sharp scissors or a knife. Cut the stems at an angle. An angle creates a larger surface area for the flowers to take up water.
  • Always break or cut off and remove leaves that will be below the waterline in a vase or container. This helps keep the water clean.
  • To slow the opening process of tulips, take a sharp knife and make a small vertical cut in the stem just below the blossom.

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