DIY Autumn Flower Bouquet

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I love having fresh flowers in my house. It instantly brightens my day and puts a smile on my face. I find something really therapeutic about removing leaves, trimming stems and arranging floral bouquets (is that weird?), to the point where I’ve day dreamed about opening up a little flower shop, just so I can make pretty things, all day long.

But for now, I’ll just settle on making floral arrangements at home and for friends and family.

Use a skewer to pierce a mini pumpkin.

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I wanted to have an autumn themed bouquet and gravitated towards burnt red, yellow and green as my color palate.

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I used a glass vase I painted with gold stripes using painter’s tape and gold spray paint. Any neutral color vase will be great for this (Gold acrylic paint using a foam or paint brush works great too, especially for touch-ups).

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To de-stem excess leaves, run fingers down the stem going against the growth of the leaves. fall flower bouquet 6

 

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Trim flowers by measuring the stem about an inch higher than the length of the vase. Use that flower length as a guide for trimming the rest of your flowers.

I like to keep the flowers only a few inches from the opening of a vase – it makes for a tighter arrangement.

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I bought a mini white pumpkin and stabbed a skewer halfway through it to have as a festive embellishment in the bouquet.

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Arrange flowers evenly in vase that is filled halfway with water. Once your done arranging the flowers to your liking, insert pumpkin on a stick. fall flower bouquet

 

Trim flowers by measuring one about an inch higher than the length of the vase.

 

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