I originally did this DIY as a contributing post for another blog in the spring, but alas, it is no longer available. I think that it has a lovely feel for autumn, and wanted to share it with you. Even in autumn, these floral ingredients are all still available! I have always had a soft spot for olive branches - they remind me of Tuscany and the Mediterranean - both areas of the world that I love. This DIY is one that I would call a statement piece. I wanted to use a vessel with a bold color to compliment the muted palette of the flowers. The flower varieties lend a delicate but wildly structured (organized chaos) quality to this centerpiece. I hope that you’ll give it a try and enjoy doing so.
Flowers: olive branch, garden rose, hydrangea*, fritillaria, pokeweed, kangaroo paw
* I decided to add the hydrangea about halfway through this DIY for some additional texture
Begin by placing the olive branches throughout the vase, making sure that you choose branches with the most olives and that they hang down from the vase - creating a nice contrast of color.
Continue by adding the pokeweed, fritillaria, and garden rose
Continue with the remaining garden rose and kangaroo paw, and continue filling in with additional quantity of each variety.
As I worked through this arrangement, I felt that it could use a touch of both the puffy texture and the beautiful light green that the hydrangea adds.
The end result has an earthy and organic feel – wild, but structured.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Angie Cao