The Midwest is truly at its glory in the fall. I know that places like Vermont and Maine get most of the credit when it comes to fall foliage but the colors that come out this time of year in Chicago are just as glorious. And I’m not just talking leaves. The flowers and prairie grasses that I see all around I just want to scoop up and bring inside my home! I cannot get enough of these shades of marigold, violet, burnt sienna and rich tones of creams and browns!
Yet, arranging these fall flowers in your home doesn’t quite have the same feel as bringing in spring or summer flowers. Because the fall florals are so arid in nature, a vase is not necessarily the best way to display them. I find trying to place them in a vase, lends more to a “I need to throw away that dead floral arrangement” look! Instead, I have been playing around with other ways to display them. My favorite creations ended up being the most simple–a few colorful blooms combined with fruits of the season.
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Creating a Fall Floral Arrangement
Pick or buy your own mixed blooms. In my opinion, picking the wild flowers makes for the best creations!
Plus, the process of picking and gathering is a great fall weekend activity!
Then, get to cutting and playing around with various colors. Instead of adding them to a vase, I like to arrange them flat on a wood board.
Once your flowers are arranged, add some seasonal fruit to your display. Pears, pomegranates and apples are all great options for this time of year.
Use your creation as a centerpiece or as an elevated display for appetizers and drinks.
Additional tip: Using a longer rectangular wood board would make for a great Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece display.
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