DIY Autumn Flower Arrangement
One of the positive things I’ve discovered about getting older is that I’m much comfier in my own skin.
Among the things I have realised are that it’s fine to be a home loving introvert with anti social tendencies and preferring the colder months to summer is not a crime against humanity, the weather or anything else.
And I have discovered that out there in internetland, there are a whole lot of other people like me!
So for all you autumn loving, introvert homebodies, here is a diy flower arrangement for you!
It’s very easy. If you’ve not tried anything like this before, don’t be put off!
My tips are: odd numbers are best, keep it simple and fill up the gaps with greenery or small stuff, but don’t overdo it.
How To Make an Autumn Flower Arrangement
You Will Need
Before You Start
Cut the oasis block down to size and pop it in the sink to soak. It’s ready when it sinks. This won’t take very long providing it’s a fairly small piece and not a whole block! Mine was ready within about half an hour.
Cut the stems of the flowers. If you’re using the same drawer thing for your arrangement as I did, the sunflowers need to be about 20 cm high, the chrysanthemums about 12 -15 cm and the greenery/ berries about 10 cm.
If you’re using something different for your autumn flower arrangement, you’ll need to check against your container. Generally, the stems of the main flowers need to 1 1/2 times the height of the vase or container.
Making the Arrangement
1. Pop the oasis block into the container, then push one of the sunflowers into the oasis, in the centre but nearer to the front than the back. Push the other 2 sunflowers in on either side, closer to the sides and front of the arrangement.