Faux flowers have come a long way and can be a great way to create a simple arrangement that will last all season.
Spring has sprung and whether you are preparing for a spring wedding, a smaller event or just wanting to add a little color and life to your home faux flowers can sometimes be a great option.
Nothing compares to real flowers and while you can find some lovely affordable options at your local grocery store, they don’t last super long. Sure there are ways of extending the life of real flowers but their life span is still limited.
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Faux flowers on the other hand will last indefinitely and they have come a really long way! While I often find leaves to be the biggest give away with faux flowers, a great trick is mixing in some real greens cut from around your yard. It’s a little too early for that here but creating a beautiful spring flower arrangement with faux flowers is still possible.
With Easter just days away, if you are looking for a quick and easy, last minute centerpiece or for a way to add a little color to your space this spring, today I’m sharing with you my easy spring flower arrangement using faux flowers.
What you will Need:
- A Vessel of your Choice (I used a planter basket I had lying around) but any vase, jar or other vessel can work.
- Your Choice of faux flowers (all of mine are from Michael’s) More Resources Below
- Wire Cutters
- 15 – 20 minutes
How to Create your own arrangement:
Let me start by saying that this process is extremely simple and barely requires the steps be written out, but if you aren’t sure where to begin, this will get you started. The key to remember is to take a step back after each step / layer to make sure your arrangement is even and looks balanced.
OK, let’s get started.
Step 1: Start with a base flower or your foundation. For my arrangement, I used a white flower “bush” with plenty of green leaves. My bunch was too tall for my container so I bent the base of it over. I also found that one bunch was a little too sparse so I used two bunches as my foundation.
Step 2: Take a minute or two to bend, place each individual step of your foundation. Make sure your flowers are pointing in all directions and even bend some over the edge of your vessel to make them look like they slumped over like real flowers sometimes do.
Step 3: Once you are happy with your overall shape of your foundation, you can begin layering in your accent flowers. For this, I used another bunch of flowers but cut the stems apart so I’d have individual flowers instead of one large bush. Using my wire cutters, I carefully cut each stem making some a little longer than others so I’d have some variation in height.
Step 4: With my stems cut apart, I began placing them throughout my arrangement making sure to keep everything balanced. Some of my flowers were daises so I took care in making sure they were evenly distributed throughout the arrangement. I then did the same with all the other flowers.
Repeat until your arrangement is complete.
Additional tips for creating faux flower arrangements:
- Depending on your vessel, consider adding water. I added water to my tall vase for weight so the bouquet didn’t fall over and it also helps add some realism.
- Add some clippings from your yard if you can to make your fake flowers look more realistic. It’s too early here in PA but if you have the ability to mix in some branches with leaves, they can help your arrangement look more realistic.