*These flowers were sent to me complimentary for testing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own*
“I must have flowers always, and always” – Claude Monet
I’m obsessed with flowers. Real ones, fake ones- who cares! I have a love affair with all kinds of flowers. My absolute favorite flowers are peonies, tulips, Gerber daisies, hydrangeas, and did I mention peonies? I love to buy faux arrangements for my desk and my room but they can get pretty expensive.
Today, let’s look at an at-home option! I am going to give you a few tips and tricks for how I make my own at-home faux arrangments. That way I can customize it to my favorite colors and budget! Thank you CSI Wall Panels for sending me these gorgeous flowers from Silk Plants Direct to review and use in this post!
I’m sure everyone has their own way of making a faux arrangement but today I want to show you how I do it! I’ve tried both buying them whole and making them; I surprisingly prefer to make them myself! Let’s take a quick look at what you will need!
What you will need:
- A vase, pot, or jar
- craft scissors
- various silk flowers (Check out the hundreds of options from Silk Flowers Direct!)
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Remeber that this is where you get to customize it! So search for a vase or jar that you really like or matches with your decor. As well as pick a few different kinds and colors of faux flowers to use! I want to share a money saving tip with you!
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Anyway, let’s get to my quick and simple steps for creating a faux arrangement. It is extremely simple and fast!
Step 1: separate your flower stems so that they are not bunched together or twisted
Step 2: measure how much stem you will need to cut off for a seamless fit into your vase or jar
Tip: hold the vase up and the stem to accurately measure- you don’t want to cut your stems to short- always air on the side of too long because you can trim it!
Step 3: cut off the excess stem and discard
Step 4: Arrange the flowers in your vase
Tip: Don’t cluster each kind of flower together- mix them up so that they blend together! Most importantly, have fun!
Remember that the key to doing them yourself is to make it like you like it! I prefer lots of pinks, white, and gold but you can do any color scheme you like!
Have you ever made your own faux flower arrangments? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below!