Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket above a wooden bench.

Written By Tammy Delbridge

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement

September 22, 2022

How to Make a Simple Fall Floral Arrangement 

This tutorial will teach you how to make a Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement. Creating a flower bouquet does not have to be burdensome. While it may seem overwhelming, a few effortless strategies can produce an easy and beautiful compliment to accent any season. 

Eye-Catching Fall Florals

I don’t know about you, but beautiful flower arrangements boost my mood. Flowers not only enhance a room’s aesthetic but also promote relaxation. In addition, they enliven spaces with life and color. For this reason, they are a clear and compelling way to heighten the ambiance of any room. Such is the case with this easy fall arrangement. Here are some tips to help you create a beautiful floral work of art to freshen up your fall vibe.

Simple DIY Fall Floral Design

Designing a simple DIY fall floral arrangement is the most creative and fun part of creating a flower bouquet. Most importantly, the design comes together by choosing your favorite greenery and flowers. Here are my secrets to keep in mind when selecting materials for a cohesive and beautiful look.

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket above a wooden bench.

Choosing A Color Palette

First, decide on a monochromatic or complementary color scheme. Monochromatic color schemes use colors of the same hue, while complementary schemes use contrasting coordinating colors. I chose to use a neutral white floral bouquet I found on Amazon for this bouquet. It decorated my home for the summer in a charming hanging basket. Since I wasn’t ready to part with it, I transformed it into a fall look with a few contrasting fall colors. In this way, adding a pop of color typically adds the type of drama I can get behind. 

Top view of a Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket above a wooden bench.

Fresh or Faux

Choosing fresh or faux flowers for the arrangement is another decision to make. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Fresh flowers are unmatched in their look and feel. They must be kept alive and will only last for a limited time after being cut. Conversely, faux flowers will last as long as they are still loved. Even though there will never be a match for real flowers, the level of detail and realistic quality of today’s faux options makes them an excellent alternative. 

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket.

Variety is the Spice of Life

The final decision in choosing a floral design is to select a variety of greenery in different sizes, shapes, textures, and growth patterns. Using options that mimic the current or desired season is equally necessary. The best way to collect plants and flowers is to simply put them in hand and see how they read together. Since I’m using a premade base arrangement as my florals, I’ll need to add colorful coordinating fall stems “fallify” this bouquet. 

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems in front of a market basket.

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement

This tutorial uses a faux white peony bouquet, fall eucalyptus stems, and orange berry stems to make the fall flower arrangement. My inspiration came from seeing the beauty of the white peonies in the basket as I walked by with orange berry sprigs in my hand. Seeing the two side-by-side stopped me dead in my tracks. Could peonies be fall flowers? Well, my friends, broken rules make for new ideas in the design world. Moreover, the contrast of milky white with orange fall berries is stunning, while the darker-toned eucalyptus adds variety and interest. 

Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket above a wooden bench.

All the Flowers in One Basket

The next step in creating a floral arrangement is to choose a container or base. There are a lot of options. Vases, urns, pitchers, bowls, tureens, pumpkins, teapots, baskets, crocks, buckets, and wood boxes are available. Vases, bowls, and urns give a simple and elegant look, while baskets, buckets, and pitchers are more casual. The sweet and romantic vibe they bring to a farmhouse, cottage, or garden is unmatched. Since my arrangement is in an entryway, I chose a hanging basket with a charming cottage farmhouse feeling. 

Preparing the Container

The container needs preparation for both living and faux florals. Living plants require a grid of floral tape or a floral frog to hold the florals in place and distribute them evenly. This grid is handy for water storage in tall vases. Wet floral styrofoam is best for shorter vases or bowls.

Top view of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems, and a wicker market basket.

Whereas most containers require preparation, I bypassed preparations because baskets don’t need them. Baskets with wide openings hold florals casually in place as if newly picked just outside the entryway door. However, I have stuffed styrofoam or plastic grocery bags in the bottom of the basket to create support for unruly stems in the past. 

 Create a Base of Greenery

Eucalyptus, pine, ivy, and fern greenery are great options to create a base for flowers to rest. They add variety and interest as well as provide a natural look. In contrast to how I usually build bouquets, I first created this one with florals. Still, I wanted variety in my fall bouquet. Thus, I chose muted fall orange berries and an assortment of fall-colored eucalyptus for my base of greenery. 

White peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems, and a wicker market basket.

The Decorative Triangle

Here are a few tips for adding greenery. You can use a triangle strategy. In this case, I diagonally placed the berries on opposite sides of the basket to create a symmetrical look without making it too balanced to read as a natural bouquet. Then, I added the eucalyptus in threes to draw an invisible triangle between them. This strategy uses the rule of odds and is a classic trick. Despite its love for symmetry, the eye also enjoys odd numbers. Be creative and not let laws restrict that, but this general rule can be helpful. 

My favorite part of any bouquet is adding the pretty blooms. I love the way they pop against the base of greens, or in this case, fall colors. Typically, I add those after the bottom of the greenery. However, the peony bouquet, in this instance, made it way too easy to do things backward.

I placed the peony bouquet in the basket first. Then, I added the fall color, as stated previously. 

White peony flowers and a wicker market basket.

 

Floral Arrangement Finishing Touches

The final and most rewarding step of creating a floral arrangement for any season is adding finishing touches. In this step, I step back to see if my creation roughly resembles a basket of freshly stuffed flowers. I love the look of greenery cascading over the edges of the basket in irregular and unique ways, so I made sure one sprig of orange berries and a few white buds hung over the side.

Close up of Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket.

In the final step, I add greenery fill or more flowers in places with holes. This particular bouquet was simple due to the base premade bouquet that nothing else was needed. 

Close up of Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket.

Decorating with Fall Florals

My new fall basket of flowers hangs on a coat rack in my entryway. It feels like someone dropped a freshly picked bouquet at that door as they entered, which perfectly romanticizes the room. Hang a fall flannel and kick off a pair of boots; you have the perfect entryway in my mind. 

Entryway decorated for fall with a Close up of Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, there are many obvious and hidden benefits of having flowers around you. Humans are creatures of nature who crave elements of it around them. Flower arrangements hold beauty. Beauty is therapeutic. 

Close up of Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket.

Creativity is also therapeutic. I hope you can gift yourself the time and space to use this tutorial to create something so simple and beautiful for yourself. Who knows. Maybe you can do a little soul healing in the meantime. 

I wish you all the best in your creative endeavors with this simple DIY fall floral arrangement and any future arrangements you might try. As always, thank you for stopping by and supporting this blog. 

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Simple DIY Fall Floral Arrangement made of white peony flowers, orange autumn berry sprigs, and burgundy fall eucalyptus stems hanging in a market basket above a wooden bench.

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