I love Sunflowers and I love to decorate with them in the Fall. Usually you will find quite a few of them strewn about our home and on the porch. I use both the live ones and the faux ones. I like to put them in pots, vases, just lay them on a shelf or stuff them in wherever I can. I think they are such a happy and cheerful flower. So today I am bringing you a happy little arrangement that is quite simple to make.
I have had this bronze trough for years and I fill it with all sorts of things to go with whatever season it is. For this fall I decided I wanted to fill it with sunflowers. First I put a 2x4 in the bottom of the trough to give height to the milk bottles I just picked up at Old Tyme Pottery. I had purchased them for another project but decided to use them in here for the time being. I filled each jar with one large faux sunflower and some faux berries and statis.
Then I stuffed some brown moss around the bottles to hide the board and the bottom. Next I placed some pine cones in around the bottles to give it some added eye candy. The big ones came from our back yard and I bleached them last year. The small ones I purchased some years back and have a bronze glitter on them that make them sparkle.
To finish this centerpiece off I placed a couple of Dollar Tree pears I wrapped with twine next to the trough. ( You all know my twine wrapping addiction if you have been coming here very long).I also placed a small pumpkin I painted white and then used some gold metallic rub on paint by Tim Holtz to highlight it. I love the effects this paint can give projects. A couple of faux leaves finish off this pretty little fall centerpiece.
Now I have my ever loved cheerful little sunflowers sitting on my table where I can see them at all times.
What is your favorite Fall flower? Would love for you tell me about them in the comments below. I answer all comments through e-mail.
Until next time, have fun creating something you love.
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