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A Colorful and Easy Arrangement to Make

A Colorful and Easy Arrangement to Make

Autumn leaves are often used to add texture and color to fall arrangements, but they’re especially appealing as a centerpiece for the table. This maple leaf bouquet, originally seen on Design Skool, is not only bright and seasonal, itís so easy that even a child can make one. See below for the simple steps on how to make your own. For more decorating ideas, visit Remodelista.

Step 1: Gather your leaves.

Step 2: Arrange the leaves facing the same direction; since leaves are so light and have such short stems, you need to pack them into the vase tightly. Note that even in water, fallen leaves will dry out and curl after only a day or two. Like any flower, they will retain their moisture, shape, and color for several days if you refrigerate them. For a simple and inexpensive vase, consider the Sockerart Vase from Ikea; $9.99.

Step 3: Although itís more work, you can also dry the leaves. To avoid curling, weight the leaves with something heavy, like a pie plate.

The best part of this arrangement? It’s free!

For more ideas on decorating with natural elements, visit Remodelista‘s posts 5 Quick Fixes: Dried Foliage As Decor and 5 Quick Fixes: Pine Branch Holiday Decor.

 

 

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

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11:29AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you

4:41PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Thanks...but too much work for me.

9:03AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thanks

3:06PM PST on Dec 15, 2012

thanks

4:35AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Lovely :-)

12:39AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Thanks for the share!

6:28PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

WOW

7:33PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

nice.

5:30PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

I love fall leaves and will make my own arrangement-thanks for the suggestion!!!

11:04AM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

Beautiful! Thanks.

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