Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall Centrepiece Arrangement DIY

Us Canadians are on the cusp of Thanksgiving and I've been busy working on little diy's and my little crafting heart has never been happier! I love holidays and I love making stuff. Put them together and you get a very happy Meg!

Today, I have a little pumpkin centrepiece arrangement diy for any of you that are wanting to turn some fresh flowers into a beautiful centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. I love the idea of adding to the festive spirit of any holiday by adding a few handmade touches. It just makes the occasion so much more special! So, if you decide to make an arrangement of your own (trust me, you got this!) please let me know how it went! And show me pictures because I love seeing your diy's!

What you'll need:

-6-10 stems of mixed greenery
-2-4 stems of bigger blooms
-4 stems of filler
-2 stems berries
-2 stems ornamental cabbage
-2 pumpkins, real or faux
-long, low container
-florist foam

*My flower shop shopping list*
Greenery- madronna, asparagus fern, seeded eucalyptus (find a nice full stem!)
Blooms- Spray Roses
Filler- Sedum (It's my favorite seasonal filler)
Berries- I used snowberries
I went with soft greens, pinks and whites because I love the neutral Fall look. Have fun with colors, particularly with orange, rose, mustard and burgundy blooms.

Step 1.
Fill foam with water and place in container securely. Begin placing greenery on ends to establish length of your arrangement. Keep it proportionate with the rest of the arrangement. You don't want long pieces of greenery sticking out of a compact and small arrangement. 

Step 2.
Determine where the pumpkins will go in the arrangement and temporarily set them on the foam so that you can work around them

Step 3.
Begin arranging flowers and greenery in the foam. Allow some space in between, you can always fill this in later. keeping an eye at all levels so as not to miss any blank spots. I like to put my bigger things, like the cabbage, on opposite corners so that everyone around the table will have a variety of items to enjoy. Same goes for the blooms. Continue to build the arrangement around the pumpkins, adding greenery around the pumpkins to hold them in place.

Step 4.
Strategically add berries in highly visible spots. They were my accent pieces so I wanted to make sure they stood out nicely!

Step 5.
Sit down and look at your arrangement at eye level. Fill in those blank spots, make any little adjustments needed. I kinda ran out of greenery and flowers (oops) so I improvised and tucked in some mossy pine cones. I think it turned out pretty well and that extra texture is soooo good!

Taa-daa! Your arrangement is complete! Now go have fun setting the rest of the table and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Megan xo

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