Let’s make a fall dought bowl arrangement! Once in a while, you learn a decorating trick that truly changes the way you decorate and makes your life so easy in the process! Just one little discovery! So today I’m sharing that trick along with a very easy way to style a fall dough bowl. Beautiful!
A LITTLE STORY
Here’s my before and after story…
I used to drag big plastic bins up from the basement each season and holiday. What a chore!
Can anyone relate?
Then I’d forage the depth of these big bins looking for the least tired decor to decorate my home.
It was physically and mentally exhausting! Still relating?
Now I’m taking an organic, less-is-more, don’t-kill-yourself decorating approach to all seasons and holidays. I use lots of what I call “naturals”!
Anything that is organic or faux organic that is associated with the season.
And this fall is no different!
This fall I’m using lots of pumpkins and gourds and acorns and mini Indian corn.
Here’s how I put together a great fall arrangement in about 10 minutes and you can do this too!
And I’m sharing one simple thing that will change the way you style arrangements in your home!
If you have those seasonal decor big boxes and bins down in the basement or up in your attic, forget about them!
Let’s make fall about natural beauty and bounty and easy!!!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A FALL DOUGH BOWL ARRANGEMENT
This is such an easy and simple arrangement to put together and it is brimming over with fall beauty!
I used real pumpkins and mini Indian corn, but you can use what you have at your home!
I have lots and lots of pictures to show you a step-by-step, hand-holding tutorial!
It’s my goal to make it no-fail!!! I know YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A FALL DOUGH BOWL ARRANGEMENT
Here’s what you will need.
One of my best tips to help you in your fall decorating is to collect everything and keep it in a box, bin, or, like me, a basket.
I have all kinds of goodies in my basket that I can make several arrangements without making many trips to the basement to find things!
Here’s what I used for this arrangement:
- mini orange pumpkins
- white baby boo pumpkins
- mini Indian corn
- faux acorns
- wooden bowl… You can use any bowl, just make sure it is wide and shallow. I’ve made arrangements in soup bowls and put them on cake stands. See, just use what you have!
Let’s get busy!!!
HOW TO CREATE THIS FALL ARRANGEMENT
START WITH A WOODEN BOWL
I used my old round wooden dough bowl for this easy fall arrangement. It’s perfectly worn and has seen decades of use. The older this bowl gets the more beautiful it becomes!
It might look a little too worn, but wait until we work our decor magic! I bet you can find something that will work great for you too!
THE BIG TIP…
Here’s the one tip that will really help you with this arrangement!
ADD PINECONES TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL
Yes, doing this one thing will…
- add a base to your arrangement
- fill the bottom of the bowl so you don’t use lots of extra decor that don’t get seen
- take up lots of space
- are sturdy and can handle heavy items on top of them
- make it easy to put things in place so they stay where you put them
Use this tip with any arrangement! This will change the way you style every arrangement you create!
HOW TO CREATE A FALL DOUGH BOWL ARRANGEMENT
Add enough pinecones to fill the bowl about 1/2 full.
If you want your arrangement to smell scrumptious, use cinnamon scented pine cones!
I started by adding the mini Indian corn to the bowl first fanning out the husks before they went into the dough bowl.
Another tip…If for some reason, the husks pop off just stick them back on with a dab of hot glue!
After the pinecones were in the base of the bowl I added 3 Indian corn ears on the side of the bowl resting on the pinecones.
The white pumpkin is just weighing down the pinecones so they don’t shift. It will be taken out later.
On a side note… store Indian Corn in plastic shoe-type boxes from year to year. My corn must be a decade old! Just make sure the box is plastic and the lid is secure. No mice, thank you!
I added 2 mini Indian corns to the other side of the bowl using the same technique above.
Next, I added 2 anchor elements opposite the mini corn.
I used an orange pumpkin and a small yellow gourd. I rested them on top of the pinecone filler.
So I have decorative elements at 12-3-6 and 9 if the bowl was a clock.
The heavy element came next. I added one big gourd to the center of the dough bowl arrangement on the very top.
After the big gourd, I added a couple white baby boo pumpkins.
Here’s another tip… try to fill in the gaps and holes.
Can you see the dough bow arrangement starting to take shape!
I continued to add pumpkins and pinecones to fill the arrangement to overflowing!
I love to use pinecones in fall decor! Who says they are Christmassy?
Here’s where you can layer things!
I made sure my pumpkins are facing in a direction that was becoming to the arrangement.
There were still some gaps in my fall arrangement, so the next thing I did was fill them in.
To finish this fall arrangement I filled your big gaps with what I like to call “FLUFF”.
Fluff is any fluffy, frilly leave or other organics real or faux.
I added faux boxwood in any holes in the arrangement and around the edges of it to softens it!
Oh, I love love love fluff! It really takes arrangements to the next level! I’m using small clumps of green leaves and berries that I plucked off of a swag.
I have a few boxes of fluff. It makes any arrangement amazing! It is a decorating must!
Look at the difference fluff makes!!!
I had some faux acorns that I added at the very end to the arrangement.
The smaller the element the later it goes on to the arrangement. I placed the acorns here and there like they fell off a tree and just happened to land perfectly!
With just a little practice you can put together a beautiful and bountiful fall arrangement in about 5 minutes!
Now let’s get some fall organics and make a pretty arrangement! And let’s NOT drag around any big bins of fall!
If you make an arrangement I’d love to see it. Why not email me your masterpiece?