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.




Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Armand B.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks...but too much work for me.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V3 years ago


Shanti S.
S S4 years ago

Lovely :-)

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the share!

Rose Becke4 years ago


aj E.
aj E4 years ago


Kristine Huff
Kristine H4 years ago

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

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Beautiful! Thanks.