Fall decorating does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. Creating a fall flower arrangement can be done in 10 minutes when you use flowers and branches from your yard or even fake florals from the craft store.
While I was overseeing :-) Ed remove the holly in front of our house earlier this week, I got an idea on how to decoratively use some of the cut branches before turning them into mulch.
With the first day of fall only a week away, I wanted to add some fall color to my living room, especially now that I have a sofa. It was delivered on Wednesday and I could not be happier with it.
I bought the extended length Pottery Barn Comfort sofa with a White Twill slipcover. It is deeper and longer than the regular sized Comfort sofa.
It is also deeper and bigger all around then my old sofa and feels more like you are sitting on a sectional and not a sofa. I like that I can sit on it and have plenty of room to tuck my legs and feet under me if I want.
I added the velvet and fur pillows and fur throw that I bought last fall. Behind the sofa is the sofa table from World Market. With the large wall clock centered above it, I needed to add something big to balance the space. This is where the cut branches from the overgrown holly came into use.
How to Create a Fall Flower Arrangement in 1o Minutes
To create the fall flower arrangement behind the sofa I used the holly branches and fake florals that I used in my fall decor last year, but in different ways. I used the leaves in a basket…
…the persimmon branches on glass bottles on the mantel and the hydrangeas were out in an urn on my front porch.
They are all being reused. This year I am using them all together to create one large floral arrangement.
All the fake fall florals are from Michaels
- Ceramic crock or vase. I recently saw these crocks… They are a bit pricy, but ooohh…la..la… I love them.
- Styrofoam from packaging or florist oasis
- 3 or 4 tall tree or shrub branches
- 4 or 5 fake fall leave bouquets
- 3 persimmon berry stems
- 8 hydrangea stems with leaves removed
I went to my decorating stash up in my attic and found this crock. I have had it for years. For added height I placed it on two thrift store books that I had previously painted white. I stuffed the crock with broken pieces of foam I save from packaging.
I started to create the flower arrangement by placing a few cut holly branches into the foam, minus the leaves. I simply pushed the ends of the branches into the foam until they were secure. They added the height I was looking for and the best part, they were free.
Next, I added a bouquet of faux fall leaves. I spread the branches out before sticking the stem into the foam.
I added 4 more leaf bouquets around the base of the crock and secured each into the foam.
Next I added 3 stems of fake persimmons. One on the left, one in the center and the third on the right. I bent the wire stems so they would gracefully fall just like real stems would.
The faux hydrangeas came next.
I removed the leaves from each hydrangea stem and placed them evenly all around, even along the bottom so they would fall below the crock. You can see one that I added and haven’t pushed the end of the stem into the foam blocks yet to secure.
You may need to spread out a few of the branches, but no fussing needed. All done!
I have had a busy week and haven’t had any Netflix binges going on. This weekend the sofa will get it’s real test when I get all comfy cozy to watch a movie or two. Popcorn anyone?
I am still waiting on two recliner rockers to be delivered, but may have to wait a few more weeks for them to arrive. I am not letting this delay stop me from adding a few more fall touches to the room and mantel.
I will share these with you on Monday. Happy weekend, Y’all! It’s almost FALL!