Using Colorful Autumn Leaves in Your Floral Arrangements

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, and being able to arrange with colorful fall leaves and branches is one of the reasons why. If you’ve followed my floral arranging business, you’ll know that I’ve used autumn leaves in some spectacularly beautiful fall weddings. Seriously. It’s just so much fun to play off of the gorgeous scenery and create a textural, stunning piece of fall for a bride to hold. 

I know everyone is loving the changing fall foliage right now, and if you’re like me, you want to bring a bit of the colorful fun inside. What feels more like fall than a vase full of autumn leaves?  

In our Flora Fun Autumn 2020 Box, I demonstrated how to make a beautiful autumn floral arrangement in a shallow vase (which you can see in the pic up above). One of the techniques I covered in the tutorial was how to care for and place branches that are thicker than your typical flower.  

To help those branches and leaves...

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4 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall for Free

With the arrival of the crisp fall air, I get an itch to decorate my home to match the changing season. I’m not one to spend a lot on or store big buckets of autumn décor, though. If you’re like me, you don’t have to miss out on the fall fun! Here are some simple, free ways that you can decorate your house to celebrate the arrival of autumn. 

Cut Branches of Fall Leaves

 Think of autumn, and your mind will almost immediately jump to beautifully colored leaves. The reds, oranges, and yellows already inspire so much of fall décor, so why not go straight to the source? Snip some branches and stick them in a vase. Easy-peasy. 

Of course, if you’d like to prolong the life of those pretty leaves, there are some steps you can take to keep the branches alive as long as possible. I wrote about caring for blossoming branches last spring, and the same principles apply. Here’s the short version: cut the stem correctly, put the...

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