Seasonal decor doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, it can be completely free! I will share how I use wild flowers and greenery found outside to make a seasonal bouquet 3 different ways.
How to make a free wildflower bouquet:
Step 1: Gather flowers. Look for wildflowers that may be overlooked as weeds. If you don’t have flowers in your yard, carry a pair of scissors with you so you are ready if you find some on the side of the road. Be sure to collect flowers and greenery that can be used as filler.
Step 2: Find a vase to build your bouquet in. Examples are pitchers, mason jars, or any other water tight container.
Step 3: When using more than one type of flower, start with the focal flower. Cut the stems at an angle and to the length needed for your vase. Then use greenery/filler to evenly space the focal flowers. Lastly, use additional flowers and greenery to fill the bouquet.
Creating fresh bouquets are one of my favorite ways to decorate for any season. I am always looking to nature for home decor inspiration. What a better way to decorate for a season than to bring nature inside? To do this, all you need is a water tight container and wildflowers. They can be anything from cattails, golden rod, tree branches, and more! I’ll share a few different ways you can display fresh florals in your home for fall!
For this look, I kept it simple. I loved the look of this simple green leaf. It reminded me a lot of eucalyptus, which is easily by favorite fresh floral. This look was also the easiest because all I had to do was cut the stems to length and place them in the antique pitcher.
For the second look, I used a variety of florals. Here are images of each step to creating this bouquet, starting with gathering your wildflowers.
I started by adding the cattails, which are my focal floral.
Then I added greenery filler. However, learn from my mistake and do not use this exact greenery! I found out after the fact that this is rag weed, a plant many people are allergic to- oops!
Next I added the golden rod, I love this flower in the fall! It also pairs very nicely with sunflowers.
Lastly, I added queen ann’s lace throughout the bouquet.
Using this same method, I created a smaller bouquet for my gallery wall. I used a jar filled with water inside the basket as a vase for this bouquet.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! I hope you find this helpful as we transition into the fall season! For more day-to-day inspiration, join me on Instagram where I share more of the behind the scenes of fixing up and decorating our 1800’s farmhouse!