As the days begin to grow shorter, I know the life of our beautiful summer flowers will quickly come to an end. This has inspired me to create a new type of bouquet. One that will not wilt, no matter how cold the winds of fall may blow.

This bouquet is bright and will happily carry my flower needs from the everyday side-table, through the many birthdays and dinner parties coming this fall. It makes good of my desire to interject a little celebration into every room of my house. Using crepe paper streamers and twigs found outside – the result is a bright, bold and a delightful dose of color for fall.

For each of the fringe flowers I used four small lengths of crepe paper. Cut each one up about 3/4 of the way to make the fringe and glue these fringe “flowers” onto the twigs. Leave a number of twigs bare and vary the height of the flowers for the most full looking bouquet. Place the flowered twigs in a container (no water needed) to enjoy all season long.

Photography in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography for A Subtle Revelry.