Fall Dress Up

You don’t have to be a floral designer extraordinaire to put this together but you’ll look like one when you’re finished. Just a few odds and ends put together properly can enhance and give it a whole new look.
This was created for Fall however think outside the box for a moment… Think Christmas. A little faux pine, holly, berries, a piece of ribbon and you can achieve the same look for a special Christmas ornament, nut cracker, figurine… Easter with a ceramic bunny and eggs, the only limit is our imagination. :)



Silk leaves, flowers and berries

Hot glue



Hot glue gun

Wire cutters
Step 1

Cut, cut, cut…

-Cut a piece of cardboard into a circle or square to make the base

-Cut a piece of foam just slightly larger than the piece of cardboard

-Cut up a floral garland, bush or stems
Step 2

Work in triangles…

-Apply glue to the underside of the leaves

-Place them on the base in a triangle pattern
Step 3

C’mon… you can do this…

-Add a different type of foliage or flower to the base, I used a plastic eucalyptus … I know… plastic, BUT they look so realistic!

-Place these between the leaves. If you don’t feel comfortable to making a commitment, place them first and then hot glue them when you’re happy with where they are

-Glue the stems to the base and hold it in place until the hot glue sets, if necessary.
Step 4

Okay, we’re picking up speed…

-Let’s add another component, I added berries. Working in a triangle pattern, place and glue them onto the base
Step 5

Oh yeah… we’re so doing this!

-Add more components, each time working in a triangle pattern

-At this point I sat my pumpkin on the base to get an idea where to glue the flowers
Step 6

Okay, let’s wrap this up…

-The last thing I added was the berries and pinecones. I only had one stem of berries so I cut them in order to make three pieces.

-I didn’t glue the pumpkin to the base, It wasn’t necessary and it’s easier to store as two pieces.

-When adding only one of an item, like the pinecone, place it on either side, not in the middle.

-For a professional look use at least three to four different components. In this design I used leaves, berries, pinecones, eucalyptus, and flowers.

HAVE FUN!!! :)

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