Hello friends! I am so happy you stopped by today. I am a little late in jumping into the Celebrating Fall Blog Hop, but wanted to join the fun anyway. 🙂 I was asked to share some sort of fall idea – decor, recipe, etc.. I really wanted to participate, but have not been ready for pumpkins — yet. It’s still in the high 90s around here! So, today I’m sharing a floral arrangement I came up with for fall that’s not full of oranges and browns. Instead, I’m easing into fall. Maybe this faux floral DIY will inspire you to make your own.
You might remember that I gathered some great ideas for fall decorating and shared them here. One idea I loved was using dried hydrangeas with white pumpkins. I took that idea and created a faux floral arrangement. Right now it sits on my coffee table, but this would also make a great centerpiece.
This little project took me just about half an hour to do and it cost just a few dollars, especially if you catch the flowers on sale. I used faux hydrangeas and a greenery bush that I cut apart. I also picked up a few small pumpkins as well. The florist foam I already had as well as green moss to cover the foam.
Since I wasn’t sue how this was going to turn out and if I would want to have it around for a while, I decided not to cut the hydrangea stems too short. I needed them to fit into the container, but decided I could bend them instead. That way if I wanted to change things up, I still had that option.
I started by sitting some greenery into the container, and then began adding the hydrangea stems.
Once the stems were in place, I inserted sprigs of greenery to kind of fill in any empty spaces. I used the small pumpkins as filler as well as to hold the hydrangeas in place.
The whole process took me about a half hour. Not only do I love the touch of fall without using bright-colored pumpkins, I also love that I can take the entire thing apart and reuse the parts in another setting if I decide to.
Who knows, maybe as we get closer to Halloween or Thanksgiving I will fill this whole thing with traditional pumpkins and gourds. But for now, I think it’s a perfect transition into fall while we are still really warm here in Texas. What do you think?
Just in case you would like to make something similar, I’ve found a similar dough bowl. It’s a really versatile piece and I enjoy using it in different ways.
Amazon has one here.
As always friends, I would love to hear from you. Your comments are a bright spot in my day for sure. And I would equally love for you to join my email list here. That way you get alerted each time a new post goes live. Oh goodness, don’t forget to use the links below to hop around and check out some other fall ideas from some fabulous bloggers.
Until next time~