Tips & Tricks For Decorating With Fake Flowers


Happy first week of spring!  The snow has melted and the sun is shining,  I am in the mood to get my spring on.  I  LOVE fresh flowers!  I usually buy mine at the grocery store, but this week they were hard to come by.  So what's a girl to do when fresh flowers aren't an option?  Go shopping at the craft store for some fakes. I made a trip to our local craft store and picked up a few stems of forsythia and a bouquet of roses.  
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I love the smell and feel of fresh flowers, but a good fake & how you display it can trick the mind into believing it is real.  
              

Here are my 3 tips & tricks for decorating with fake flowers to make them look real:


1.
Shopping:
When shopping for fake flowers, take your time, the options can be overwhelming.
I buy silk flowers that have the closest color and texture to the real deal.
Wait for sales, I never pay full price.
Go to yard sales, people give them away.
Buy flowers that are in season. For example, spring is almost here. I bought the forsythia because they bloom in early spring.

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Creative Arrangements:
Breathe creativity to your space by placing your fake flowers in unique containers.  Use tin cans, glass jars, candle holders, tea cups, metal buckets, anything that you feel will add personality and character to the arrangement.  Just make sure the containers you choose are different in height.
I like to use mirrors.  Mirrors add dimension which makes the arrangement look twice as big then it actually is.  Add water to a clear vase along with your fake flowers.  Bring in natural elements like moss, stones, and wood.  Mixing these natural elements with your fake flowers brings a sense of life. Your guests will never know you have fakes unless they touch them or smell them.

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3.
Add Live Plants 
  I added an aloe vera and kalanchoe plant. 
By mixing real with fakes this tricks the mind into thinking the fakes are real.

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 Fake cotton stems are great options to use in baskets and buckets.

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Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for decorating with fake flowers?
I would love to know!
Please feel free to share!

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HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY!




  



14 comments

  1. As much as I love real flowers, sometimes fake is the only option. Love your tips, the flowers do look real actually!!

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  2. Even after working with silk florals for over 20 years, sometimes I still have to touch them out in public to see if they are real or not. I think they have had a tough time...thank-you Oprah,Martha...for poo-pooing artificial flowers, when they are the masters of disguise and affordable for the average person.Your tips are great and your display is lovely---Thanks, Sandi

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    1. That's for sure...They are masters of disguise and affordable. Thank you for the visit and the awesome compliment!

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  3. Your floral vignette looks lovely! The fauxs can be so real looking today, sometimes it's very hard to tell the real from the fake. I like using both!

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  4. Thank you so much Carol! Yes that is so true about faux flowers looking real. I see good minds think alike. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Faux flowers have gotten so much prettier in the last year or two! I shunned them for a long time without looking and now I love them. :)

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    1. I feel the same way Stacey. Some of them look so real.

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  6. I do like using faux flowers when real aren't growing in my backyard. You know faux used to be done all the time and then after being bashed they disappeared and now are much more expensive than they use to be. In the past I found great deals with flowers that looked great. Maybe it was a marketing plan to raise the price of the faux flowers.

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    1. Janet I agree faux flowers were popular a few years back. I'm glad they made a come back. I only buy if they are on sale. Thank you for the visit!

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  7. I love your flowers and I love that yellow cabinet...Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine, the cabinet is a favorite of mine too. Glad you stopped by!

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  8. I love using taller stems like your forsythia. The container you put them in is lovely. I also love the combination with live plants. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you Melanie for the visit. Enjoy your spring!!

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