Fall Floral Arrangement Under $40

Happy almost Friday all! My brother and childhood best friend are visiting us in the Big D this weekend (hip-hip-hooray!), making it the perfect occasion to create a gorgeous fall floral arrangement in their honor. I popped over to Central Market to select my beautiful blooms, and once my sparking green eyes spotted the vibrant and crisp bunch of kale, I just fell in love. Capturing the cozy orange hue of the season, the arrangement features amber roses, kale of course, and green hydrangeas (you know how much I adore those!). Better yet my darling readers, not only is this arrangement a cinch to create, it is under $40 making it quite reasonably priced. Whether you’re hosting guests, throwing a dinner party or treating yourself to some stunning stems, here is how you can replicate this arrangement. Enjoy!
You’ll need:
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Medium-high glass vase 
  • 2 aspidistra leaves 
  • 12 amber roses
  • 3 green hydrangeas 
  • 3 stalks of kale 
1.  First, take a small knife and drag it down the spine of the aspidistra leaves. Because these leaves are so stiff, this step is needed to encourage the leaves to be a bit flexible. Next. Curl the leaves in a circle, and place them on top of each other in the vase. The leaves will conceal all of the stems, providing a polished look. 

2. Next, holding one stalk of kale, add five of the roses to it as seen in the picture below. Essentially, this arrangement is a series of layers. 
3. Repeat step 2, layering another kale leaf, and then then more roses, and then the final kale leaf and remaining roses. 
4. Finally, cluster the three lush hydrangeas (be sure to remove the leaves from the hydrangea stems as they soak up all the water) on one side of the arrangement and voila! A simple yet elegant fall floral masterpiece. 

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