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!

Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com

More flower arranging projects

Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com

More from The Rose and The Raven Halloween Collection

Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com

Purple Autumn Flower Arrangement

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • garden shears
  • florist knife

Instructions

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.

Difficulty: intermediate

Materials: roses, polyantha roses, chrysanthemum, asters, clematis, snowberries, astrantia

Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com

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.

Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com
Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com
Create an opulent purple autumn flower arrangement with 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 fall wedding, Halloween or Thanksgiving.| countryhillcottage.com

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