I’m so excited to give you all my 5 Tips to Make Faux Flowers Look Real and I give you all the brands I use and the ones I would not use. With a comparison at the end of this post on all the best faux flowers.
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5 Tips To Make Faux Flowers Look Real
When I was a kid faux flowers were often cheesy and quite honestly many stores still put homely arrangements together. So one thinks that faux isn’t great but, it can be and I now have them scattered around my house. They make me feel good especially in the grey days of winter in the pacific northwest that lasts for about 5 months.
Best Faux Flowers for Home Decor
Tip number 1 is how to choose the best faux flowers. I love peonies and hydrangeas as my go to faux flowers. I purchased many brands to review for this post and will share the results below. Spending more money doesn’t mean they are the best. Sure they can look amazing but I found some very budget friendly ones that will make you going back for more.
Faux Floral Ideas
Number 2. Mix in fresh flowers with your fake florals. I will often gather green stems and flowers from the garden to mix in with my faux floral arrangements to make them look their best. Roses are pretty and keep very nicely. The fake flowers I have, sit in water just fine but they may become slimy if you don’t change the water often.
Vases for Beautiful Faux Flower Arrangements
Number 3. Choose your vase. This can be anything from a large white picture to a picnic basket. I love using urns and antique vases to hold my faux flowers too. I try not to choose cheap looking vessels as then it may draw ones eyes closer to the flowers for a deeper inspection.
How To Make Faux Florals Look Natural
Number 4. Trim your faux flower stems. Removing a lot of the larger leaves with soften the flower arrangement and look more natural. This trick is actually the most important tip.
Faux Flowers For Year Round
Number 5. Bend your faux flowers nested at the base verses cutting them. This give you the option of adjusting the flowers depending on the vase that you use. I tend to have faux florals out all year now as they look beautiful and cost less than fresh flowers.
So are you wanting to go over my favorite faux flowers for the best fake flower arrangements?
The Best Faux Flowers for Home Decor and Wedding
Afloral has some gorgeous faux florals and they have many price points so I ordered a very common bunched of peonies but honestly they didn’t win. My favorite peony faux flowers are from Amazon. I ordered many different brands from Amazon to see how they would all look and feel. Some have beautiful coloring and some not so much. I will show you my favorite faux flowers for home décor and leave a short list of my not so favorite ones below so you know what ones I tried out.
These are the best faux flowers for home decor and weddings.
My not so favorite Faux flowers. It could be the look or the color with these ones.
Beautiful Faux Floral Stems and Fruit
Here are some faux flowers like lavender stems and roses and greens that you may want to have on hand to mix it with your floral designs. Fruit stems are also fun to use with fake. If you are using faux succulents a great way to give them an update is to paint them. I have a diy faux succulent wreath post where you can learn how to do this.
Shop Etsy For Faux Floral Wreaths
We make wreathes in our Etsy shop at Farmhousefare and we want all of our flowers to look good. You can visit us for some design ideas. These are designed to be used as front door wreaths and wall hanging wreaths with some being created in farmhouse style. Like our favorite cotton stem wreath with faux flowers.
Wreath Making Tutorials with Fake Flowers
I have a tutorial on wreath making with faux flowers and you can follow us on Instagram at Hallstromhome. Where I share all the details on how we run an online store, raise kids and a grand baby as well as raise a bunch of animals on the farm. Want some table setting ideas with fake flower arrangements? One of my favorite Spring Outdoor Tablescapes. Another beautiful faux bouquet that can be used year round.
Thx so much for joining me on my 5 tips to make faux flowers look real and let me know if you have any questions.
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