How to Make a Heavenly Fall Centerpiece

Create a stunning Fall centerpiece using several artifacts you may have on hand and a few fresh flowers.

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Pick an artifact to house the centerpiece. Find something that fits your home and looks comfortable. We chose an aged concrete planter: something fun and unique that defines our design aesthetic.

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Find a bowl that will fit at the bottom of your planter. Place a metal flower frog across the top to help stabilize and evenly space the flowers.

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A drainage hole at the bottom of your planter is needed. If your planter does not have any place for drainage, simply drill or create a hole that will allow the excess water to escape.

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Purchase approximately two dozen roses, whichever color you prefer. (Since it was a Fall-inspired centerpiece, orange seemed appropriate.) These roses were purchased for $16.99 at Costco.

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The roses will not be sufficient to fill the entire centerpiece. To add interest, choose several miniature pumpkins, or whatever size your local farmers' market or grocer has on hand.

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Note: You do not want the pumpkins to crush the flowers in the arrangement, so do not pick overly large pumpkins.

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Start around the edge of the vessel and work inward. Make sure to rid each flower of leaves or excessively long stems. Make a wreath around the edge and keep building.

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Mix in a few pumpkins at will. While pumpkins were used, small sticks and unique leaves (such as hostas) would add great appeal.

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Tip: Roses are a nice flower to use because their blossoms are forgiving and easily conform to their surroundings.

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Continue adding flowers and pumpkins until the centerpiece is sufficiently full.

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This arrangement will last for approximately one week as long as it is kept watered.

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