Get into the spirit of Halloween with an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement! Going with our The Rose and The Raven Halloween theme, we chose different types roses, chrysanthemum, asters, and clematis in different shades of purple, berry and violet. These flowers are widely available in autumn, and the arrangement would also look stunning as a centrepiece for a wedding or Thanksgiving celebration. Check out the links in the description for more Halloween ideas and flower arranging projects and Happy Halloween everyone!
We love how well the different shades of purple and violet harmonise in this centrepeice. 💜 Watch the video tutorial to see to put this arrangement together!
More flower arranging projects
If you share our love for flowers and blooms, check out these flower arranging ideas:
- Romantic Hydrangea Peony Wreath
- Colourful Summer Flower Gift Bag
- Darling Dahlia Bouquets
- Halloween Flower Pots and Drip Candles
- Cute Apple Vases
- Sparkly Winter Fairy Garden
- Romantic Hand-Tied Bouquet
- Spring Flower Arrangement in Soft Pastels
- Pretty Floral Decorating Ideas for Easter
- Gift Posy and Printable Cards
- Lavender Wreath
- Yellow Arrangement with Fresh Lemons
More from The Rose and The Raven Halloween Collection
- Learn all about The Rose and The Raven Halloween collection
- Printable Trick-or-Treat Favour Boxes
- Halloween Fudge with Meringue Kisses and Oreos
- Printable Halloween Wall Art
- Giant Two-Toned Paper Flowers
- Printable Cookie Envelopes
- Halloween Brookies with Candy
- Printable Window Cake Box
- Raven Cake Bites
Purple Autumn Flower Arrangement
- 5 Moody Blue roses
- 6 small light purple roses
- 10 light purple polyantha roses
- 5 berry-coloured chrysanthemum stems
- 10 violet asters
- 7 berry-coloured garden orchids
- 3 purple clematis
- 10 branches pink snowberries
- 10 burgundy astrantia
- metal urn (ø 28 cm / 11 in – height: 20 cm / 8 in)
- floral foam
- garden shears
- florist knife
1) Prep work
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.
2) Fit the floral foam
If necessary, cut the floral foam so it will fit into the flower container of your choice and use the cut-offs to fill any gaps.
3) Clean the flower stems
Strip away all the lower leaves from the flower stems, remove the thorns from the roses and cut large snowberry branches into small segments.
4) Arrange the roses
As the roses are the central element, we arrange them first. Cut the rose stems at a flat angle to a length of approximately 30 centimetre or 12 inches. Insert the largest Moody Blue rose in the middle of the floral foam, and position the four remaining Moody Blues in opposite directions around the centre. Then add the smaller roses and polyantha roses evenly in-between.
5) Add the asters, clematis, and chrysanthemums
Next, arrange the chrysanthemums, asters, and clematis between the roses. Try to create a domed shape and place some flowers directly on the rim of the vase. Constantly turn the arrangement to find bare spots.
6) Finish the arrangement
Finish the arrangement with snowberry branches, astrantia, and garden orchids. This layer of smaller elements creates texture and ties the other flowers together. You can always rearrange flowers until you’re happy with the look of the arrangement.
Materials: roses, polyantha roses, chrysanthemum, asters, clematis, snowberries, astrantia
Tips for a long vase life
If well maintained, the flowers keep fresh for up to a week. Water the arrangement every two days and display the flowers in a cooler place. Remove and replace wilted flowers and leaves.
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