faux fall flowers…

Hello!

Well it has been a hot minute since I have been back on this wonderful blog of mine, woah. But life gets busy and sometimes there is just nothing you can do about it. I’m so excited to share with you that I did a little DIY project the other day and I thought “OMG, lets actually plan ahead, Ellie, and you can share this with the world!” Yes. The world.

So here it is!

With Fall around the corner I have been putting off thinking about fall decor because it seems like the internet is BLOWING UP with ideas and I just cannot get behind that when it is 90 degrees outside and humid as…heck. I did however run into AT HOME with a friend earlier this week and got sucked into the holiday decor. So point blank, I caved. I am now on board with the season change and am welcoming it whole heartedly.

While bumming the aisles I found (what I believe are) pretty cute fall faux flowers. Now if you read my last post you know that I’m usually very ‘anti faux flowers’ but have gotten into them recently because they seem to make a smaller dent in my bank account than buying fresh flowers weekly. I couldn’t pass them up! For $1.25 a stem ($11.25 total), I figured I could find something to do with them that would bring the fall spirit indoors and decided I could not leave the store without those mustard colored beauties and the gold metallic filler that made my heart pitter patter. *sigh* Add in the amber vase I found at TJ Maxx ($10), the Dollar Tree pumpkins ($3), and…

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So in case you want to know, here is how I did it.

 

-1. Gather all you goodies! I love to use just a couple different types of flowers and some funky fillers. Add in a vase that you love! I am becoming a vase collector. I just can’t help it! I stare at Anthropologie online forever because I want to own 90% of their vases. No joke. The Dollar Tree pumpkins were a random touch but I’m not going to lie, I love them.

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-2. Begin with fluffing. Just like you fluff your Christmas greenery, you need to fluff your faux flowers. It’s not a glorious job, but someone has to do it.

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-3. Begin with your ‘greenery’ or fillers. I have read SO many blogs and articles about arranging flowers faux and fresh, this just seems to be the way to go. Fillers first, then the feature stems, and then the remaining filler if necessary. I decided to add my pumpkins right away so I didn’t have to jumble everything around twice later on. I also wanted to give the flowers a little extra height. Hey! Go big or go home, right?

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PS. Yes, I am in fact watching Orange is the New Black on my iPad.

-4. Rearrange and rearrange until you love it 100%. That is by far the best part of faux flowers, you cannot ruin them by re-fluffing them. So have at it. I personally like flower arrangements to be a little more wild or ‘hairy’ as my mom and I refer to them. {tip: when you pick only a couple different types of stems you can’t go wrong. Literally anyone could do this}

-5. Sit back and enjoy!

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