The do-it-yourself style encourages individuals to get their creative juices flowing and their hands dirty. Some people do DIY activities to save money. Others DIY for a hobby. If your home could use some sprucing up for the fall, you might consider making a DIY floral arrangement. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon by yourself, with the kids or as a group activity with friends.
Perhaps you’ve decided to pick flowers directly from your own garden, or maybe you’ve purchased some in-season blooms from your local florist. You might start from scratch or even want to liven up a bouquet that is starting to wilt. However you decide to go about your DIY fall arrangements, these tips might inspire you to use your creativity to make something lovely.
Understanding the Basics of Flower Arrangements
Creating custom flower arrangements can be a fun, creative activity. However, if you want to improve your arranging skills, you should learn some of the basic rules of creating a balanced bouquet. You should start with the larger flowers. Since these blooms will provide the “wow” factor, they typically go in the middle of the arrangement. From there, work from the inside out, adding smaller plants around the larger flowers. You should finish off with greenery pieces, which are easy to disperse throughout an already full bouquet.
Mix Contrasting Textures
Fall is known as a time of harvest and abundance. Why not use these themes to add a variety of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes of plants to your bouquet? Using harsher textures alongside softer flowers can cause each to stand out spectacularly, creating remarkable visual interest. Some unique textures you can add to your arrangement might include wheat, leaves, fall berries, dusty miller and eucalyptus.
Set a Color Scheme
The beauty of a DIY bouquet is the fact that you have the power to mix and match the colors of your choice. You might want to bring out the hues of your couch cushions or provide some vibrancy to your neutral-toned kitchen. If you don’t exactly know where to start, you might want to stick to classic autumnal shades. You could use basic foliage-inspired tones, like burnt orange, rich red, pale yellow, and olive green. Contrasting colors, like deep maroon shades with dainty white flowers, are very chic. If you’re feeling more adventurous, use ultraviolet, the 2018 Pantone color of the year.
There are so many possibilities when you are creating your DIY flower arrangements. The more fun you have and creativity you can bring, the better your flowers will turn out!