One of the many things I enjoy is arranging flowers because it is therapeutic. Often getting real flowers is hard but, learning how to style faux flowers to look real is an amazing way to brighten up your home.
How To Style Faux Flowers to Look Real Video
Why Decorate with Faux Flowers
Flowers in your home can brighten up any space especially during the colder months. Flowers in display in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room can make an area cheerful. Getting your hands on fresh, real flowers is a challenge when they are not in season. Blooms change season to season depending on the weather conditions. Adding faux flowers into your home is an alternative to bring joy.
When choosing faux flowers, you want them to look real as possible and that takes time and knowledge.
Look carefully at each faux flower such as the petals and stems. Some faux flowers look not real and have a plastic coating that is not the best characteristics.
Exam the shape of the faux flower and what vessel you like to arrange your faux flowers in. My home is not extravagant, choosing a container is simpler and my faux flowers are effortless.
Choose faux flowers that are bright with a variety of colors to create a realistic look.
Styling faux flowers to look real should have flexibility in their stem to be able to move and not be stiff.
Tips on How to Style Faux Flowers to Look Real
Create a desire look of your faux flowers is essential to make them look real.
Style you faux flowers in a dome, freely or with spikes.
I love styling my faux flowers freely because it leaves the imaginatin wide open.
A Dome Shape in styling faux flowers is very clean and simple. Creating a large mass of similar faux flower shapes to create a round dome. The goal is to create an arrangement that looks real. Dome arrangements look nice in round containers and if it is clear add water to provide an even more realistic look.
Spike faux flowers arrangements look real in thin, tall containers in my opinion and have some variety in height.
I love arranging faux flowers in spike arrangements in the winter when I can add tall faux evergreen, eucalyptus and berry branches.
Arrange to faux florals to look natural as possible, by trimming stems with wire cutters.
Coral faux florals that complement each other such as pink, coordinating with white and purple.
Mistakes Made When Styling Faux Flowers
Do not get discourage if your faux flower design did not turn out as you envision.
Take your time when decide the faux flowers you want to use to stye. Take color, texture and movement in consideration when buying faux flowers.
Shop around to find the best prices on your faux flowers.
Flower arranging is an art that takes time to develop. Choose faux flowers in coordinating colors filled with texture.
When choosing a vessel to create your faux flower arrangement keep in mind your style of your home and the purpose.
Supplies for How to Style Faux Flowers to Look Real
Bringing Spring indoors with a tabletop garden of faux flowers by purchasing inexpensive florals and making a garden box out of donated wood pallets. I picked up a free pallet at a hardware store to create a rustic flower box for my floral arrangement.
This was a nice project for a beginner woodworker and inexpensive way to decorate a table this spring.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Sandpaper (100 Grit)
- Finishing Nails (twenty – thirty)
- Stain in your Choice
- Clear Polyurethane
- Faux Peonies
- Faux Tulips
- Varity of Greenery
- Wood Glue
Steps on How to Style Faux Flowers to Look Real
- Choose the right vessel to corral your faux flowers. Use a vase in glass, silver, concrete or wood. The possibilities are endless. I made a wooden box from seven pieces of wood from a pallet.
- The length of the wooden vessel is 16.5 inches by 6.25 inches in depth. Four and a quarter is the height. The bottom I cut the same as the width but, needed three pieces to cover the bottom. Sounds crazy I tried to do with one piece but, could not make it work.
3. Glue and secure all your ends before securing with finishing nails. Your wood glue will need about twenty-four hours to dry; keep that in mind.
4. I did not have clamps after using wood glue but, had to use weights such as muscle milk. Cramps are nice to have if you have it in your budget but anything heavy to lay on top will keep everything in place.
How to Sand and Stain your Rough Wood?
5. I sanded everything down until it was smooth, wiped with a clean damp cloth. I would recommend sanding before you assembly because I found it to be much easier.
Stained and whitewashed to create rustic charmed. Use an old cloth to get the best coverage of stain and a paint brush if you decide to a whitewash. Before white washing, I lightly sanded my stain wood again and wipe with a slightly damped cloth.
6. To create the whitewash finish; in a bowl or cup at about 1/4 cup of white paint and add 3/4 cup of water. Give a good stir and take a paint brush to little paint the wooden vessel.
7. Next, I sealed the wooden box with sealant to protect the finish.
8. Cut your faux flower stems with wire cutters. Cut in a forty-five-degree angle. Remove any stem that will be sitting inside the vessel.
9. In the wooden box or vessel, you are using, add foam inside and keep secure with a little hot glue.
10. Now arrange your stems to create the desire look of choice. I am using six tulips, nine peonies and fifteen stems of greenery.
11. Secure your faux flowers with floral wire and/or hot glue.
This looks nice on a table, shelf or coffee table during the Spring Months.