Today, as I was walking around town I was reveling in the beautiful fall weather and admiring the changing of the leaves and landscapes. I found a lot of inspiration in the transition of the gardens and foliage around me so I decided to start gathering some "expired" product for a fun little project.
This centerpiece I created requires no water, no cost and virtually has no rules in terms of design and aesthetic. If you're down to try on your own, I'd encourage you to forage anything that you think might add an interesting texture or shape to your arrangement.
Try to gather product that is different in size and shape to add more dimension and interest to the piece. Here, I gathered everything from, wheat, leaves and dried blooms to add to the arrangement. In some cases, I pulled off dead petals to use only the center of a bloom or I plugged in some sticks or dried vegetation to fill in the holes.
What I love most about this piece is that it'll last... for as long as I'd like it to really. I used a low ceramic vase (you could even use a cereal bowl) and filled it with chicken wire to act as a flower frog. If you don't have chicken wire, you can use a balled up piece of any wire, dried floral foam or even sand. You can also tape an X across the top of the bowl filled with chicken wire as extra support. Since most of these materials are light in weight, they should stand in the placement they are inserted in fairly easily.
Play around with your product to come up with a shape and design you love. It’ll be a perfect centerpiece for your next night of entertaining. Have fun!
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-Till next time...