You can put together this DIY fall flower arrangement while your pumpkin muffins are baking.
And the best part? It come in under $8.00!
So here’s the story.
It was July and seventy-hundred humid degrees outside and I was looking for frames at the Goodwill store, but I found these old pumpkin candle holders instead. Hmm.
They had old candle crud in the bottom and they came with a free dead spider. For .99, I can’t lose.
Fast forward to fall, my first batch of pumpkin muffins just went in the oven, and I had 20 minutes to kill.
I had one dried floral stem on hand and one succulent stem from a previous project. I don’t really do a lot of traditional fall colors, but I like natural elements and dried flowers.
I used wire cutters to make individual stems of pine cones, twigs, and cotton bolls.
Here’s the easy picture tutorial for putting it all together.
- Paint the candle holder with metallic craft paint.
- Preheat oven and mix up muffins.
- Gather these supplies. (floral foam from the dollar store, stems from Hobby Lobby)
4. Put muffins in the oven, set timer for 20 minutes.
5. Do this.
6. Add this.
7. Add cotton bolls, a little taller than the succulents.
8. Add a tall seed pod for height, and fill in empty spaces with a few more, and stick the pine cone in near the base.
9. Add moss (Dollar Tree) to cover the floral foam.
10. Take out the muffins, find the perfect spot for your new thrifty fall floral decor, and…
11. …high-five your thrifty self!!!!!
It’s the little things, after all, that make you feel warm and cozy. Cotton bolls, pine cones, and seed pods make the easiest DIY fall flower arrangement.
If you have a taller vase handy, this is also a fun arrangement.
With Christmas right around the corner, think about replacing the greenery in this piece with evergreens like boxwood or holly. Repurpose your repurposed decor? That’s just genius!
Happy fall, y’all!