In the last part of our Darling Dahlia series, we’ll create a lovely autumn bouquet with red and white dahlias. Dahlias bloom from mid-July to the end of September, making them the perfect flower for late summer and early autumn projects. We chose to use only one type of flower and add silver green eucalyptus to create more interest. We made large and smaller arrangements and displayed them next to each other, but of course you can only make one size. You can download the printable mini garland we used as decoration for the Darling Dahlia bouquets at the end of this post.
Watch the video tutorial and see how we create the dahlia bouquets in four easy steps!
Darling Dahlia Bouquets Tutorial
Instead of red and white, you could create these autumn bouquets also with yellow, orange and red flowers.
- 2 pots
- floral foam
- 9 – 10 white dahlias for the large pot, 5 – 7 for the small pot
- 9 – 10 red dahlias for the large pot, 5 – 7 for the small pot
- dahlia leaves
- 3 – 4 branches of eucalyptus
- printable garland (download at the end of this post)
- florist knife
Before you start
Allow the flowers to rest in fresh water, which has flower food added, for 2 hours. Soak the floral foam in fresh water until fully hydrated, for about 30 minutes.
1) Fit the floral foam
Cut the floral foam so it will fit into the pots. It’s best cut off a little at first and then gradually remove more until the foam has the right size. You can always fill in any gaps with cut-offs.
2) Add greens
Trim the eucalyptus branches to a length of 30 cm, which is 12 inches, and strip off the bottom leaves. Place the eucalyptus and some dahlia leaves in the floral foam and try to form an evenly rounded shape.
3) Arrange the dahlias
Cut the dahlia stems at a flat angle and insert them into the arrangement. We decided to place both colours evenly, but you could also alternate small groups of only red or white flowers. Place some dahlias directly above the rim of the pot. You can always rearrange flowers until you’re happy with the overall look.
4) Decorate with the garland
Decorate the dahlia boquets with our cute garland and your autumn arrangement is ready!
Care for the dahlia bouquets
To keep the arrangement fresh, water the flowers every day, replace or remove withered flowers and don’t display the bouquet in direct sunlight.
Free Printable Recipe & Label
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