A couple of days ago I decided my dining room table needed a flower bouquet. I knew I wanted it to be very autumn-y, so I stuck to backyard flowers and seasonal foliage.
Here are some tips for making your own autumn bouquet.
- Flowers with fall colors (gold, red, orange, yellow) are a good place to start. Look outside at what’s currently in bloom. Sunflowers, roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and gazanias all look great in arrangements.
- Use dried elements, like seed pods, dry leaves, or interesting clumps of dry flowering grasses to evoke the season. I used some dried money plant and some other seed pods in my bouquet.
- Berries and small fruits can be great elements. I added some blackberries and nightshade berries to my bouquet, but you could use things like small tomatoes, pokeweed, dogwood tree berries, or snowberries. (Skip anything poisonous if you have anyone in the house who might be tempted to eat ornamental berries, though!)
- Get creative with unusual foliage. Some ideas are ornamental cabbage, kale, fern fronds, curly willow, succulents, Japanese maple, and eucalyptus.
- I didn’t have enough for this arrangement, but feathers are a really great addition to fall bouquets.
What do you think? Will you attempt your own autumn arrangement?
P.S. I made my bouquet in my etched chevron vase, which you can find the tutorial for here.