There’s no trick to making this treat. This is such a simple and fast creation to make and it’s certain to brew up envy in even your craftiest friends.
A floral arrangement like this not only makes a festive decoration on your own fall table but is quite an impressive hostess gift certain to satisfy even the most discerning tastes.
Here’s what you will need:
A clear jar, vase or some sort of container. I used a standard glass canister.
A small interior container to hold the water and flowers, such as a water or juice glass.
Enough candy corn to fill the sides of your container. About 2 medium bags.
A variety of fall flowers, leaves, foliages and berries.
Here’s how to get the look:
Begin by partially filling the bottom of your exterior container with enough candy corn to sit the interior container inside with both container tops even. Place the smaller glass inside the outer container and hold in place. Gently pour the remaining candy around the sides to fill the inside wall of the container. Fill the inner glass about half full of water to place your flowers.
As you arrange the flower selection, keep in mind to use a variety of color, sizes and textures. In this arrangement, I used dahlias, zinnias, Indian paint brush, star of Bethlehem and palm berries, but use what you have available or late blooms in your own garden.
When creating this style of arrangement, I like to hold the flowers in one hand as I add each stem to the arrangement. Once I have the color and shape, I cut all the stems the appropriate length so they will be the appropriate height in the container. By using this hand-held method, it’s easier to achieve a more natural, garden-look. Cutting and placing the arrangement in water also adds life to the flowers as foam products tend to clog their feeding system.
The little touch of berries really makes this arrangement pop. Other varieties perfect for this time of year are nandina berry or bittersweet. If you’re in a scarier mood, why not try gummy fingers or eye gumballs in place of candy corn. Whatever your taste, just be creative and show your own style.
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