DIY Decor

Making Artificial Flowers Look Great

The idea of having fresh flowers in the house is music to my ears.  For me, it is just not practical or affordable.  So, off to the craft store.  I picked up 2 bunches of off-white roses for $3 each and headed home.  Knowing I had a vase, river rocks and twine already in my craft bin, I got to work.  

This was the end result.  I get compliments on it every time I have company.  Some people have even mistaken them for real flowers.  Which is odd to me as there is NO water in the vase.  But…a compliment is a compliment, and I’ll take it!
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If you would like to make something like this, you will need:

  • Fake flowers – quantity varies depending on how big you want the arrangement
  • Wire cutter
  • Twine

For this post, I am making a similar bouquet with pink carnations.  I actually found these at The Dollar Tree.  I purchased 3 bunches so I would get the desired fullness. Using a wire cutter, cut each of the individual flowers from the bunch.  Then pull off any leaves from the stem.  flower_1

Take one flower at a time and add it to the bunch; keeping the heads of the flowers as close together as possible.  As you work your way around; adding flowers, you will want to slightly bend the stems near the flower.  Bend them away from the middle so the flowers start to make a nice rounded dome.  Keep a tight grip on the stems. flower_2

Once all of the flowers are added, you will need to push some flowers down and pull others up.  Just work with it until you get it how you want it.  Take the twine and wrap it tightly around the bunch of stems; covering about 2″of the stem with the twine.  Using your wire cutters, cut the bottom of the stems so they are all the same length.  And there you go.  Now…go find a vase.  I used a mason jar and added a few river rocks.  flower_3

 

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