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DIY Rustic Red Bouquet

written by Thalia Basulto September 28, 2018

This bouquet was inspired by the changing seasons as we transition from summer to fall and the leaves change from green to yellow and orange to red. We’re huge fans of autumn colors, so when we received these new cozy yellow and rust-red flowers in the office, we were eager to get our hands on them!

Our new antique goldenrod chrysanthemum, which is a fun spray flower, provided the perfect amount of fullness and depth to this bouquet. These mums have small blooms featuring rust-red centers and goldenrod yellow outer petals.

We also used rosewood burst mums as these flowers have a striking dual color palette of a sunset yellow center surrounded by deep rust-red outer petals. Their blooms are on the larger sizes, making them the perfect focal flower!

Last but certainly not least, we decided to add another striking large bloom, fall sunset cremon! These cremons have a similar look to the mums I talked about above, but they have a bit more yellow with a burnt orange color surrounding the center. All three blooms complimented each other so well and created a unique fall look.

These flowers are easy to care for and they’re easy to work with too! You don’t have to worry about these varieties wilting because they’re long-lasting. We paired these three new varieties together and also added some sword-like greenery to break up the fall-inspired colors.

Decorate your home with this autumn arrangement as it’s perfect for any harvest celebration, or use this as inspiration for your bridal and bridesmaid bouquet! Keep on scrolling to learn how to recreate this look step-by-step.

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Read on to learn exactly how to create this rustic red bouquet, step by step!

1. Prepare Your Flowers

Prepare your blooms by trimming the ends of the stems and hydrating for at least 12 hours. You’ll want to remove some excess leaves from the cremons and mums. Make sure to also remove some the greenery towards the bottom of the grevillea stems.

2. Making the Bouquet

Begin your bouquet with 3 stems of flowers. In this case, we used a Rosewood Burst Mum and two stems of Antique Goldenrod Chrysanthemum, to begin with. Then begin adding additional stems working around in a circle until you have a size you are comfortable with. We made sure to evenly space the grevillea as well as the fall sunset cremons and the antique goldenrod chrysanthemum to provide some balance to the arrangement. Secure with floral tape.

3. Add Finishing Touches

Finish the bouquet by wrapping your stems with ribbon and tie in a bow or decorative knot. Make sure to cover the floral tape but leave the ends of the bouquet exposed so you can continue to hydrate the flowers before you walk down the aisle! Cut ribbon to the desired length, then use floral shears to cut stems to the desired length.

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