Autumnal Door Arrangement

Hello again! It’s been over a year since I have made a post! Life got a bit busy. I started a new job, then got engaged/married, and bought a house…all in the same year! Now that life has slowed down, I have more time for crafting…and blogging. Yea!

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Last week, inspired by Martha Stewart’s Autumnal Door Arrangements, my friend and I made our own versions of the seasonal door decorations. Only a few materials are needed, and you may find that you already have most of what’s needed. Unfortunately, the caning was impossible to find! I substituted burlap, which turned out amazing and was probably way cheaper! I decided to use fresh flowers instead of dried or artificial silk and got the Autumnal flora from a variety of places – JoAnn’s, the grocery store, even my own backyard.

Materials

  • Floral wire or floral tape
  • Caning or burlap
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Wire
  • Autumnal flora arrangement (dried or fresh)

If you found caning and will use that instead of burlap, follow Martha’s instructions. However, if you will be using burlap as I did, you’ll want to follow these steps.

Steps

Step 1

  • Bind the stems of foliage, twigs, and flower bouquets using floral wire or floral tape.

Step 2

  • If using fresh flowers, wrap ends of stems with a damp paper towel or newspaper and secure a small plastic bag over the towel/paper with the floral wire.

Step 3

  • Position burlap as a diamond, and wrap the sides around, enclosing the bouquet. To secure, tie a piece of string around.

Step 4

  • Wrap with a decorative ribbon (I used a brown ribbon I saved from Pottery Barn), tying it in back for a tailored look. Run a wire through the back to hang.

Happy Fall!!!  

I also made an arrangement that didn’t hang on the door. Instead I used a plate stand to prop it up. Worked perfectly!

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