Hey friends! I hope you are enjoying the beginning of October! We are having some lovely weather, crisp autumn mornings with warm afternoons. We would die for some rain at this point, but we will be grateful for what we can get. As the weather changes, by backyard changes too, and right now is the time to take advantage of it. I want to share with you how I made a simple floral arrangement with only items from my backyard!
I am sharing this with some of my favorite bloggers once again! Make sure to check the list of other amazing fall floral arrangements at the end of the post.
I was kind of in a panic about this post, because, well, I didn’t plan very well for it, so I started thinking outside the box, and decided I would challenge myself to make a fall floral arrangement using only foliage from my backyard!
To start, I wandered the yard, looking to see what I had that would have made good items for a fall floral arrangement. I knew with the bloom of our ‘rabbit brush” I could use some of that. We have a bush that grows wild, and honestly gives me terrible allergies when it blooms, but once it has, it does not bother me, so I cut some of it down and decided to use it as the base.
I also wandered the garden, and decided to use the tops, or tassels from the corn stalks. They are such a gorgeous gold color and went great with the soft fluffy rabbit brush.
Then I wandered around the berry patch and found some purple thistles, which I think are also weeds! I really wanted to make something that I could create only by using stuff from my backyard. I was super happy with the items I did find.
To start, I put all the rabbit brush in the metal pitcher, cutting them as I went, making sure they were all the correct length. I then added my corn stalk tassels, which have the coolest look to them! They add height and interest to the fall floral arrangement.
Lastly I added the purple thistle to the floral arrangement filling them in evenly.
Their colors were both vibrant and subdued at the same time~
I love the colors and the textures of this fall floral arrangement.
The back patio is brighter and more festive with it here.
I wanted to show that sometimes, you can create something lovely for nothing at all!
Maybe you don’t have an abundance of weeds and garden surplus you can use, but if you live near any mountains or open areas, maybe go on a fall drive and see what you can find! We used to ride up in thee mountains in the fall to watch the leaves change and we would collect a bit of leaves before we came home to use in my house.
You can also ask friends if they have any clippings they want to make off bushes or trees. Its amazing where you can find things!
I think I will be creating a few more of these before the last leaves fall from the trees and the bushes go dormant for winter.
Want more great fall floral arrangement ideas? Check them all out below:
21 Fall Floral Arrangements
DIY Fall Centerpiece Ideas – Happy Happy Nester
Mini Fall Floral Centerpiece Ideas – The Ginger Home
Mini Pumpkin Flower Arrangement Centerpiece – Tatertots & Jello
Fall Flower Arrangement – My 100 Year Old Home
Faux Autumn Floral Arrangement with Pears – Sincerely, Marie
Easy Fall Wheat Centerpiece – My Sweet Savannah
Garden Fall Floral Arrangement – Craftberry Bush
Easy Upgrade to a Grocery Store Fall Bouquet – The Happy Housie
Moody Fall Floral Centerpiece – Zevy Joy
Trader Joe’s Fall Floral Arrangement – Rooms for Rent
Fall Floral Arrangement with Mums – Inspiration for Moms
Hydrangea and Peony Frugal Fall Arrangement – Pine and Prospect Home
Easy Fall Centerpiece Ideas – Jennifer Maune
Simple Fall Floral Arrangement – Twelve On Main
Concrete Pumpkin Floral Arrangement – Lolly Jane
Fall Tablescapes – Hallstrom Home
Painted Paper Mache Pumpkin Centerpiece – Finding Lovely
Easy DIY Fall Faux Floral Arrangements – Dreaming of Homemaking
DIY Simple Fall Centerpiece Ideas – Lemon Grove Lane
Cozy Fall Family Room with Faux Florals – Styled With Lace
Fall Floral Arrangement with Dried Hydrangeas – A Blue Nest
Make sure to check these great posts out too!