I’ve always loved DIY projects so today I’m excited to share an easy and beautiful way to create a fall floral arrangement. This arrangement is made with fresh vegetables so you will want to make this for a special occasion…think dinner party, brunch, or maybe even for your Thanksgiving table. It’s fresh, beautiful, and makes a statement.
Here’s what you will need to create this DIY fall floral arrangement:
- floral foam
- wooden floral picks
- floral sheers
- floral tape
- any container of your choice (I used a low white round serving bowl…I recommend something low and wide to support the weight of the artichokes)
- butterhead lettuce
- purple green beans
- colorful filler stems like these feather celosia stems
Simple steps to creating this beautiful arrangement:
Cut the floral foam into squares or the appropriate size to fit into the container that you have selected. Soak the floral foam in cold water for approximately 5 minutes. Transfer the water soaked floral foam into your container. Use your floral sheers to trim the artichoke stems and then insert wooden floral picks into your artichokes (I used 3 artichokes for this arrangement). Seperate your butterhead lettuce into several sections (this will be used as filler as well). Group your purple green beans (3 or 4 together) and use the floral tape to hold them together (put the tape around the bottom of each group). You will then insert a floral pick into each group of purple green beans. Trim and seperate the feather celosia stems or any other floral you have chose to use a filler.
First, insert your artichokes into the floral foam and you will want to do so by spreading them out evenly so the weight is distributed evenly. Then, place your butter head lettuce around the artichokes and allow the lettuce to fan out a bit. Next, insert the groups of green beans into various spots in the floral foam. Finally, you will use the feather celosia or another filler stem to fill in any gaps that you may have. If you have any left over lettuce, you can also tuck that around the rim of the bowl to fill in any blank space as well.
You do want to create some symmetry but this arrangement is more beautiful when it isn’t complete symmetrical. It should look more natural and less structured so have fun with it! You can also use broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc as filler vegetables!
I’f you decide to make this, I’d love to see your DIY floral arrangement! I had a lot of fun creating this fall vegetable floral arrangement and I’ll be working on my DIY projects so stay tuned!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by…see you back here real soon!
Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson