Sunday, August 07, 2016

How To Make A Fall Wall Hanging Basket Floral Arrangement



As you know I am a big fan of silk floral arrangements and have been decorating my house with them for several decades. Some are just as old as that and have never needed to be replaced or redone. They're as good as new as the first time they were made. That's the beauty of silk florals. Plus, silk florals are just so much fun to work with and so versatile.

Several years ago I decided I wanted to create a Fall wall hanging flat basket silk floral arrangement for my entrance hall.

I wanted something that was not too big and didn't extend too far from the wall so I decided to go with a rustic basket I had purchased years before.

When the basket was done I brought it upstairs.. Luckily for me it fit the entrance hall wall perfectly and didn't extend too far out.

I was so pleased with the way my basket came out so I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step tutorial of how I made my Fall wall hanging flat basket silk floral arrangement. Here's how I made it:

Supplies Needed For The Fall Flat Hanging Basket:

1” Wired Ribbon (For Bow)  - 6 Feet
12” Flat Hanging Wall Basket With Handle
18” Grass Silk Floral Spray - 4 Bunches
18” Silk Floral Cattails Onion Grass Stems - 3 Stems
18” Silk Floral Yellow Rose - 1 Stem
8” Moss Green Leaf Bunch - 4 Stems
18” Silk Floral Tiny Flower Sprays  (Yellow and White ) - 6 Sprays Each
18” Fall Silk Floral Mums (Rust) - 8 Stems
Floral Picks With Wire
Pipe Cleaners
Green Florist Foam - 2 Bricks
Wire Cutters
Green Foam Cutters or Knife
Green Excelsior Basil - 1 Bag

Instructions:




1)  Line the insides of the flat hanging wall basket with green excelsior basil.


2)   Shape the green floral foam bricks to fit tightly inside of the flat hanging wall basket and insert them into the basket so that they are even with the top edge rim of the basket about 2” away from the basket edge rim. Make sure the green excelsior basil surrounds the bricks and the foam is tight within the basket.


3)  Cover the green floral foam brick with more green excelsior basil inserting it along the sides and top of the flat hanging wall basket. Make sure you can’t see any of the green floral foam through the outsides of the basket.


4)  Cut the 8” moss green leaf bunch into separate leaves to surround the inside rim edge and then insert them around the rim of the front and sides of the basket.


5) Measure the grass silk floral sprays so they can be inserted into the green foam in a fan pattern and extend past the sides and top of the basket handles. When satisfied with your lengths cut each spray and insert each spray into the green foam in a fan pattern as shown in the illustration above.


6) Measure the yellow rose to be inserted into the center back of the flat hanging basket so the top of the rose reaches the top center of the handle.  When satisfied with your length cut the rose stem and insert it into the green foam as shown in  the illustration above.


7) Measure the dried brown Cattails stems so they can be inserted into the green foam in a fan pattern along the back of the basket and extend over and beyond the top of the handle. When satisfied with your lengths cut each stem and insert each stem into the green foam in a fan pattern as shown in the illustration above.


8) Measure the six tiny yellow flower stems so they can be inserted into the green foam in a pleasing patterns so the colors are well blended.   When satisfied with your lengths cut each stem and insert each stem into the green foam as shown in the illustration above.


9)  Measure the six tiny white flower stems so they can be inserted into the green foam in a pleasing patterns so the colors are well blended.   When satisfied with your lengths cut each stem and insert each stem into the green foam as shown in the illustration above.


10)  Measure the eight rust colored mums flower stems so they can be inserted into the green foam in a pleasing patterns so the colors are well blended.   When satisfied with your lengths cut each stem and insert each stem into the green foam as shown in the illustration and picture above.


11) Form a multiple loop bow out of the 1” wired ribbon until your bow has 16 or more loops and tightly secure it with the pipe cleaner.  Wrap a floral pick tightly around the center of the bow and then insert it into the bottom of the top center of the flat hanging wall basket.  Secure with the glue if need be.  For help creating your wired ribbon bow please use my How To Make A  Two Ribbon Combination Bow Free E-Book As A Guide


12) Congratulations your easy fall hanging flat wall basket floral arrangement is done.  Hang it on the wall from the handle.

I also created a free e-book for you showing how I made the Fall indoor wall hanging wreath shown in the picture at the top of this post and above.


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