Day #10: Fall Leaf Arrangement

It’s Day #10 of the 31 Days of Thrifty Fall Decor series.

Today’s Topic:

Fall Leaf Arrangements

I love leaf arrangements.

They are beautiful, they display all the colors of fall and are FREE….well I guess mine is almost free.

I usually start by swiping something colorful out of my yard. These leaves are just perfect this time of year.

Then, if I need another color….maybe a color that’s not in my yard, I steal something from a field or park down the road.

I’ve been swiping these yellow beauties for a couple weeks now.  They are a nice yellow and their leaves are just the right size.

So here are the three pieces to my arrangement.  The two I showed you already, and some fake leaves from the craft store.

Just a bit of fakness is ok with me. There aren’t any leaves this color here yet, and they don’t die, so the arrangement actually looks decent longer.

I like using leaves that are different sizes, and cluster differently. Notice the yellow leaves are on branches that run vertically, while the larger leaves from my yard are in larger clusters.

As the picture above says, I cut the ends off what I need to so that everything will fit in the vase nicely.

The yellow leaves I purposely cut longer than the others.

Then I put them all in the vase evenly. Sometimes I have to pull branches around each other.

Since I’ve had a lot of house showings, free leaf arrangements have been a great thing to use this fall.

If I had to purchase floral arrangements  it would have gotten pretty expensive by now!

Have you tried any leaf arrangements before?

Comments

  1. I love your arrangement! The colors are so vibrant and gorgeous! Thx for sharing! I’m pinning!
    Leslie

  2. So festive! the colors are so bright they almost don’t look real! Just gorgeous!

    • Thanks Jenny! Well, one of them is fake, but the colorful ones are real. The nice thing is they seem to last for awhile. Hope you’re having a good week!

      –Katie

  3. Hi Katie, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    This is so beautiful! I love the combinations of colors. Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  4. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Such a beautiful arrangement, Katie!
    Thank you for linking up at the Wildly Original party!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  5. Just beautiful! Thanks for coming to party with us at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

  6. This is so great for the season! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

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