It's mid-September and it hasn't been feeling much like Fall around here. Personally, I am ready for summer to be over.. it's gone on long enough. I've been making small updates to my home to bring a little bit of the Fall feel inside. Today I'll be sharing how I will be doing my Fall floral arrangements. I have created one and plan on creating more around my home.
Here are the supplies you will need it you want to make a replica of mines:
- Square Glass Vase
- Round Wire Basket
- Pine Cones
- Gold Spray Paint
- Flowers and Bush Clippings
I scavenged my mother's yard and found some pine cones. They were originally big and wide, however, after soaking them in water to get rid of the bugs they shrunk. They soaked overnight and dried out the next day. This worked perfect because I needed them to be skinny in order for them to fit in the arrangement....and man these pine cones really hurt, I probably stuck myself 50+ times trying to handle these things! Anywho, I gave them a couple coats of gold spray paint and they were ready to go.
Next, you want to place the vase inside the basket and add the pines in the gaps between the vase and the basket. Now the key here is that the vase and basket have to be different shapes. If they are the same shape it leaves less room for the pine cones to fit in. So, either go with square vase/round basket or round vase/square basket.
Once you get your pine cones arranged how you want, the only thing left to do is to add your flowers to the vase. I like short and fat flower arrangements so I usually cut my flower stems pretty short.
How quick was that to do! I loved putting this together because it costly me absolutely nothing, given that I already had the supplies on hand.
I found the square vase at the thrift store a while back and I use it a lot around the house. The basket was a Target buy from a couple of years ago. The flowers were a gift and, as I said above, the pine cones were from my mom's yard. I wouldn't be a true DIY'r if I didn't have extra spray paint on hand, which I did, of course, and that was used for the pine cones.
So what do you think of this project? Will you be giving it a try? I would love to hear about it! Send me some pics if you do. If you like this project, pin the image below to your Pinterest board to easily find it in the future!
Linking to: Thrifty Decor Chick!