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DIY Rustic Fall Flower Arrangement

A bunch of fall grasses being held in a brown paper wrapping

Creating a Fall Flower Arrangement with end of summer stems and grasses is a simple and pretty way to bring a touch of autumn into your home!  Whether you’re using foraged stems or grocery store flowers, creating something beautiful is easy.   

Thank you for stopping by today!  This post is part of the Seasonal Simplicity FALL DIY blog hop hosted by my friend Krista of Happy Housie. Make sure to check out all of the fall ideas and tutorials from my blogger friends in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

Here we are and it’s already September.  How we jumped from March right to September at lightning speed is beyond me…what a strange time it’s been.  But I am grateful for the change in seasons here, as I always look forward to decorating my home to match them…it feels comforting to do so.  Especially when it becomes time to decorate for fall…fall decor is my favourite.  To kick off my fall decorating, I put together this simple and inexpensive fall flower arrangement.  I love love these colours in my fall home!

A bucket of fall grasses being held

I’m here for the fall colours!

When it comes to fall colours I embrace them all…the rusts, the oranges, yellows, reds, golds, burgundies and sage.  What a beautiful palette nature has given us!  These beautiful colours are never more obvious than when you take a look at a late summer field of flowers.  Gone are the vibrant colours of summer, now the muted tones of autumn are on display.  And I’m here for it!

A bucket of fall grasses and flowers sitting in the grass

A Simple and Rustic Fall Bouquet

On a recent trip to a local sunflower and u-pick farm, I made a quick stop at their u-pick flower fields to gather a bunch of grasses and fall stems for a fall arrangement.  I watched many people approach the field and turn away…I think they were hoping to find more traditional flowers.  But I saw a field full of fall flower bouquet potential.  I have a deep love of grasses and unexpected flower stems.  So with much enthusiasm I cut a beautiful bunch of stems..can you believe I only paid $6 for them?!  I almost fell over.  I wish I had bought more.

A top down view of fall grasses and flowers laid out on a wooden table

Look beyond traditional flowers.

The idea is that I want to inspire you to create your own fall bouquet using stems and grasses that you may not think to add to an arrangement.  But each are so unique and beautiful in their own right, and when they come together they make the most unusual yet stunning bouquet.  I love looking beyond traditional flowers for arrangements…this is where foraging is so fun!  This bouquet is made up of grasses, yarrow, and many stems that I don’t even know the names of…I wish I did though…I’m considering growing them in my cut flower garden next year.  Just look at all of the rich autumn colours and textures.  So beautiful!

A bunch of fall grasses being held in a brown paper wrapping

Have fun with your arrangement!

So as soon as I got home I gathered my stems and set about making this simple and rustic fall bouquet.  I just moved stems around until I had a bouquet that I loved.  I started with the tallest stems in the centre, and worked my way out from there, finishing the arrangement off with the low hanging grasses along the outside.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.  Rustic, textured, and so so lovely.  Here’s a sneak peek at how it looks in my fall home tour which I will be sharing with you soon!

A Fall Flower Arrangement in a cream vase sitting on a coffee table

5 Floral Arranging Tips:

  • Work in groups of odd numbers.  So 3 stems of this, 5 stems of that.  Odd numbers seem to display better.
  • Start with tall feature stems in the centre of the arrangement, and work out from there.
  • Cut the stems at an angle to allow for better water uptake.
  • Remove leaves and any foliage that will be in the water.  Removing them will make your bouquet last longer.
  • Change the water daily.

More Fall DIY Ideas:

Make sure to check out all of these great fall projects that I hope will inspire you to make something for your own home.  Just click on the links below the images to see them.

DIY Fall Acrylic Abstract Landscape Painting at The Happy Housie

Five Fun Fall Arrangements at Finding Silver Pennies

How to Make a Dried Floral Wreath at the Tattered Pew

DIY Painted Pumpkins that Look Like Cement at Modern Glam

How to Make a Doormat with a Cricut at The DIY Mommy

DIY Fall Sign at Clean & Scentsible

Scrap Wood Fall Pumpkins at Tatertots and Jello

Macrame Garland at Life is a Party

DIY Abstract Art Our Best Tips at The Handmade Home

Modern Fall Lunaria Wreath at This is Simplicite

Painted Mason Jars at Dans le Lakehouse

Fall Macrame Wreath at Place of My Taste

Easy DIY Fall Shelf Decor at Cherished Bliss

DIY Glitter Pumpkins at Lolly Jane

DIY Rustic Fall Flower Arrangement at Pretty Life in the Suburbs

How to Make a Handmade Clay Bead Garland at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Rustic Wood Centerpiece Box at She Gave it a Go

How to Make a Fall Wall Hanging at Cassie Bustamante

Elegant Fall Flower Arrangement at Rambling Renovators

Blush Fall Hoop Wreath Tutorial at Chrissy Marie Blog

DIY Blue and White Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Jennifer Maune

Have an inspired day!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    September 9, 2020 at 5:34 AM

    Can you just come to my house and bring me an arrangement…. this is STUNNING!!!!!!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    September 9, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Wow! GORGEOUS!! These colors are definitely one of the best parts about fall!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      September 9, 2020 at 12:37 PM

      Thank you Jenn! And I agree…I absolutely LOVE fall colours!

  • Reply
    Rosana Rodriguez
    September 10, 2020 at 3:18 AM

    Everything is combined very harmoniously. I love autumn and its colors. Truly a fun rustic fall bouquet to welcome fall. It’s always nice to see your inspirational ideas.

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    Ashley Stringfellow
    September 10, 2020 at 6:55 AM

    Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love these fall colors.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    September 10, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    Beautiful! LOVE your tips and lovely arrangement. xx

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