A few years ago I went to an art show in Door County with my artist friend, Colleen.
At the entrance to the show, there was this incredible fresh flower arrangement of sunflowers in a vase.
They took my breath away!
So, I thought, how could I recreate this fresh bouquet with a fall silk flower arrangement?
Then it just so happened that our next stop that very day was at a beautiful silk flower shop. I whipped out my phone and pulled up my photo and went to work selecting the beautiful artificial flowers you see in this tall flower-filled arrangement.
But COME ON, does this really take five minutes to create?
YES! I have even made a video in real-time) of me making this fall silk flower arrangement that is right below!
You need to have the supplies that I have listed below if you want to make this wonderful table centerpiece. Once you have the flowers and the pot, I SWEAR it only takes five minutes to assemble! Here’s how I did it!
Supplies: to Create Artificial Sunflowers in a Vase
The first few photos showed you the flowers I had purchased. Here is the pot, and all of the flowers I bought:
Here are six silk sunflowers that are the star of this Faux Flower arrangement! They all have some silk leaves on them which adds to the fullness of the arrangement. And it makes the arrangement look real!
These two tall greens add a nice contrast to the yellow of the sunflowers as well as to the light green color of the leaves on the sunflowers.
These three colorful orange berries (similar, here) on wooden branches really say “fall” in a big way!
These are the “trailers” that I added at the end to finish off the arrangement. Two sprigs of ivy, one spray of maple leaves, and a piece of greenery with little pale green leaves (similar, here) arranged in a cluster were the final touches to the “artificial sunflowers in a vase”.
Steps (to Create the DIY 5-Minute Floral Arrangement):
Here are two more.
Next, I added the bright tall greenery to the back of the display. See how it sets off the light green of the sunflowers.
Then, I added one of the branches of orange berries to the back of the arrangement. I love the texture of these branches!
And here is the second orange berry branch on the back left of the table top bouquet.
Now, I added the last shorter orange berry branch to the front right and the hydrangeas to the top right. Then, I added one Bell of Ireland to the back center to add drama. By adding these particular items, I think the display becomes much more visually interesting.
Here, I added a spray of maple leaves as well as a spring of light-green greenery (similar, here) to soften the front of the whole display. The orange maple leaves echo the orange of the berried branches.
Finally, I added a few sprigs of ivy. It’s my favorite type of silk greenery as it’s so deep in color and somewhat delicate.
Conclusion to my Fall Silk Flower Arrangement:
There you have it! My very fun autumn silk floral arrangement. As you can see in my Fall Home Decor post, I placed this arrangement on the side of my fireplace in my great room. It would also look lovely on a screened-in porch or on a side table in a dining room as a centerpiece.
I know it might seem a bit pricey to purchase all these silk flowers and the rustic pot, but I think you should consider a few points. First of all, it will truly LAST FOREVER if you want it to and if you keep it out of direct sunlight. Second of all, by not cutting the stems, you could easily take this apart and reuse the flowers on a tablescape or in a different display.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I LOVE home decor and I believe faux flowers are a very worthwhile and cost-effective addition to your home. Artificial flowers, if carefully selected for a realistic look, can add so much to any room. I have silk trees on my porch and in my master bedroom and silk plants on my bookshelves in both my Chicago and California homes. I also add some artificial plants to my fall flower boxes.
Most importantly, I believe fall home decor isn’t just about a front door wreath to bridge the gap from summer to Christmas. Silk floral arrangements can really warm up your home decor from Labor Day right through Thanksgiving! That’s three months which is longer than anyone keeps up their Christmas decor!!!
I hope you LOVED this fall floral arrangement and it has inpired you to do some fall home decor. Please let me me know your thoughts (#crazylady) in the comments below or please DM me @drjuliemarshall on Instagram. I LOVE hearing from you all!
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