Create A Fall Floral Arrangement That’s Perfect For Home Entertaining

Last Updated on April 6, 2024

With more of us entertaining at home, knowing how to create a fall floral arrangement is essential. Learn how here.

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Whether hosting a dinner party, having friends over for drinks, or hanging out with family, flowers make any occasion special.

This video clip will teach you how to create a DIY fall flower arrangement that will look great anywhere from a backyard barbecue to a formal event. It’s perfect for home entertaining!

This tutorial will go through each step of creating this beautiful arrangement and share a couple of floral design techniques that, in my opinion, every floral designer, from an experienced pro to a DIYer, should know.

With the transition from summer to fall, more of us will be entertaining at home. Knowing how to create a simple flower arrangement like this is a very timely topic.

It’s a tutorial I think you’ll like, especially if you are the hands-on type. Watch and see.

After the video, I’ll give you my takeaways.

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I hope you enjoyed the video and gained a little insight from it.

Here Are My Key Moments

There are a couple of things I saw in the video worth sharing.

The first thing I noted was the arrangement did not use any greenery to cover the floral foam, just the wide burlap ribbon. Not adding a layer of greenery to containers can save you time, especially if you create multiple event arrangements.

However, when only using ribbon without greenery, be sure not to insert the wooden picks too deep.

The ribbon should never touch or rest on wet floral foam. Water absorption from the foam can stain or ruin it.

Design Tips Worth Noting

The tip on “terracing” the focal flowers (sunflowers and kale) is a technique that floral designers employ to create visual interest.

Using the “terracing” technique with damaged blooms allows imperfect flowers to be effectively used, cutting down on waste.

Also, the “arrow point” cut mentioned is a type of cut you can use on any thicker or woody-stemmed flowers to allow them to draw more water from the floral foam.

Both of these techniques are good to have in your floral design arsenal.

Flower Placement Tips

In addition to the large focal flowers, you should note the carnations’ placement. Since this arrangement uses no other greenery, you should tuck the carnations close to the floral foam.

You could also add seasonal produce to your arrangement, like a few small pumpkins, gourds, or even a few apples. They will add color and texture to your floral design.

They can be used as a substitute or addition to the carnations, giving more visual depth to the arrangement and helping conceal the mechanics.

Use bamboo or wooden skewers to secure the produce items into the floral foam.

Where To Find The Flowers And Materials You’ll Need

You can buy all the blooms needed to create an arrangement like this, including sunflowers, kale, pin-cushion protea, hypericum, safflower, and billy balls, at a local grocery store, farmers market, flower shop, or even online.

I would also check outdoors for branches and fall foliage that you can use.

You could include different fall seasonal flowers in a simple fall centerpiece. Dahlias, chrysanthemums, zinnias, marigolds, and cosmos are a few examples of the type of flower varieties available in the fall.

Some of our favorite fall flowers: dahlias, chyrsanthemums, marigolds, and zinnias.
Dahlias – Chrysanthemums – Marigolds – Zinnias

Websites like BloomsbytheBox, GlobalRose, Flower Explosion, and others should carry them all.

Since most DIY flower projects only require a handful of flowers, buying online may be overkill if you only plan to make an arrangement or two.

I recommend just purchasing the flower varieties you need locally.

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