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!
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.
- Floral wire or floral tape
- Caning or burlap
- Decorative ribbon
- 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.
- Bind the stems of foliage, twigs, and flower bouquets using floral wire or floral tape.
- 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.
- Position burlap as a diamond, and wrap the sides around, enclosing the bouquet. To secure, tie a piece of string around.
- 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.
I also made an arrangement that didn’t hang on the door. Instead I used a plate stand to prop it up. Worked perfectly!