Place personalized place cards in small arrangements on the Thanksgiving Table!
Small vases for each setting is filled with assorted flowers and Fall decorations. Place enclosure card with guest’s name at their place setting
You Will Need:
Small Blooms of Mixed Fall Flowers
I fixed these small Place Setting Arrangements using shot glasses. Another option, for a vase, is a toothpick holder. To hold the enclosure card in the arrangement, I used pieces of wheat.
This place setting is a mixture of orange alstromeria and red miniature carnations. Because of the thickness of the wheat, I choose a fuller vase. Place the alstromeria close to the rim of the vase. Place stems of red miniature carnations at rising heights in the alstromeria. Place the end of two pieces of wheat in each vase. The piece of wheat at the back of the vase needs to be taller than the wheat in the front.
Add Fall leaves at the front of the vase, near the rim, and tall leaves at the back of the vase. Complete the setting by nesting the enclosure card, with the guest’s name, in the ends of the wheat.
Sippy Cups are great decorations for your Halloween Party Table!
Sippy cups have great graphics for kids. Remove the lids and fill with flowers that match the feeling of the cup. Mix and match on the party table.
You Will Need:
Assorted Mixed Flowers
Floral Wet Foam
These three cups caught my eye! Decorating for a Halloween Party can be very colorful. A child’s sippy cup is a great choice to add character to an arrangement. Because they are small, multiple arrangements can be used and are economical.
The Monster Cup is filled with orange altromeria blooms. Add green glittered ting-ting to balance the color of the container and add height to the arrangement.
The Día de Muertos Cup is arranged using the bright assorted colors of the celebration! Prepare the cup by placing a stick of wet foam in the opening of the cup. Because we are using a small amount of wet foam, keep the blossoms small. I used red miniature carnations, and stems of pom-poms. Select pom-poms that have long branches for the blooms. I only needed a few branches from a stem to get the color needed. I used the rest of the stems in other arrangements.
The Jack-O-Lantern container is a traditional fall arrangement! Prepare the container by filling with wet foam. I used red miniature carnations, orange alstromeria, yellow cushion and green button pom-poms. Add fall leaves to add definition.
Add a touch of flowers on your Halloween Party Table!!!
Fall flowers have such bright color palettes. Find unusual ways to add floral arrangements to your entertaining. The arrangements don’t have to be large to make an impression!
You Will Need:
Halloween Eye Balls
Small Mixed Fall Blooms
Floral Wrap Tape
Hot Glue Gun
This is a fun project, but tricky! I used a Dremel tool to cut a hole at the top of the eyeball. I also used a PVC coupling as a stand for the eyeball. For these eyeballs, I used a 1 ½” coupling.
Before you cut a hole, create feet for the eyeball with hot glue. Determine where you want the pupil to rest. Carefully, place dots of hot glue on the bottom of the eyeball to create stability. Quickly, immerse the eyeball in water to cool the hot glue. Use a marker to mark where to place the opening for the flowers.
Place the eyeball in the PVC coupling with the mark at the top. Carefully, create a hole, only about ½”. Remember, the rotary tool moves very fast.
To fix arrangement, I did a small grouping of blooms and secured them with floral wrap tape. Fill the eyeball with water. Cut the stems to fit in the eyeball. Remove the eyeball from the coupling. Place the arrangements on the table. You may need additional supports to keep the eyeballs from rolling. Some suggestions are matchsticks or small rolls. Use Fall Leaves or Spanish Moss on the table to camouflage these props. Enjoy!
Place an arrangement of fall colors in a Soup Tureen!
This centerpiece for a fall gathering, highlights the design of this Soup Tureen. Perfect for placing in the center of the buffet table. This arrangement was made in a plastic design bowl and placed in the Soup Tureen.
You Will Need:
Mixed Fall Flowers
Plastic Design Bowl
Wet Floral Foam
Waterproof Floral Tape
I use design bowls to place in decorative containers. This adds variety to the setting by changing the container. It also protects the decorative container when caring for the flowers after arranging.
Begin the arrangement by preparing the design bowl. Choose a design bowl that will fit inside the decorative container. Make sure the design bowl fits within the container discreetly. Fill the design bowl with floral foam that rises about 1” over the rim of the bowl. Saturate the floral foam and place in the design bowl. Secure the foam to the bowl with waterproof floral tape. Place the design bowl inside the decorative container.
Arrange the flowers to fit the decorative container. In this arrangement, roses are used as the focal flower. Place the first focal flower at the center of the container, 1 ½ times the height of the container. Extend the two focal flowers on each side of the container, resting on the rim. These blooms should be the same length as the top bloom. Place a rose in the front, to the left and shorter than the tall rose. Place another rose in the back, to the right and opposite the second rose. Place a rose in the lower center of the arrangement. This should be shorter and to the right, between the two outer roses. Complete the placement of the roses by adding a rose in the lower center in the back of the arrangement.
Complete the arrangement by adding the secondary flowers and filler flowers. This will be determined by flower selections chosen. Remember to layer the blooms, not all at the same height. Place bright colors close to the floral foam to add depth. Add fall leaves. Tape some fall leaves on wire with floral wrap tape for height.
Surprise guests with a flower arrangement in School Colors!
A small arrangement in school drink tumbler adds to a tailgate setting. I used a combination of red, white, and blue, in a variety of flowers-Delphiniums, Carnations, and Pom-poms with Baby’s Breath. These are the colors of my Alma Mater, the University of South Alabama. Choose the tumbler and colors of your favorite team!
You Will Need:
Wet Floral Foam
Begin this arrangement by preparing the tumbler. Cut the floral foam to fit the tumbler and extend out of the tumbler about 1”. Saturate the foam and place in the tumbler.
I chose to arrange this in a triangular, one-sided design. I begin by placing a tall blue delphinium to the back of the center of the floral foam. This stem should be 1 ½ times the height of the tumbler. Next, place another stem of delphinium to the side of the tumbler, resting on the rim. It should be half the length of the first flower. Add another delphinium on the opposite side of the tumbler. Add a fourth stem of delphinium by placing it shorter than the tall stem and to left. Place another stem of delphinium shorter the last stem and on the opposite side of the tumbler.
I then added the red carnations. Take a carnation shorter than the tall delphinium and place it between the tall delphinium and to the right. Fill in with more red carnations. The carnations should be shorter, and behind the blue delphiniums. Be sure not to make the red carnations at the same height. Follow the same triangular design.
Finish the design by adding the white pom-poms. Place these blooms shorter than the red carnations. This gives depth to the arrangement. Be sure to place some white blooms close to the foam. Add Baby’s Breath throughout the arrangement. Place the arrangement in the tub of ice to keep the flowers fresher!