For an European organic look, try wrapping your container in moss and ivy.
Photo: A moss and ivy covered container filled with sunflowers, yellow with brown centered mums for a wild flower feel.
Photo: A smaller version I did for a friend's birthday.
Florist supplies and mechanics needed for this project:
A large galvanized bucket vase
Plumber's putty or double sided sticky tape
Flower needed for 1 arrangement:
2 grower's bunches of sunflowers (16 to 20 heads)
1 bunch of yellow mums with brown centers
1 grower's bunch of green misty
1 grower's bunch of ivy
1 grower's bunch of salal (lemon leaf)
Yellow and white accent field flowers (2 bunches)
How to do it yourself video tutorial: