I am on a one woman crusade! I’m hoping to reach every home and everyone who loves decorating their homes. I have a message… a strong message of hope and happiness… and the America way! I’m out to tell everyone who will listen… TODAY’S FAUX FLOWERS ARE NOT YOUR MAMA’S FAKES! Not one little bit! I think faux flowers have gotten such a bad name! And maybe deservedly so! Remember when faux’s were plastic? Yes, I do! My mom had them. But that was yesterday!!! This is today, and today’s faux blooms are amazingly real and fabulous! So I’m asking you to join my bandwagon! Spread the word! And go ahead… don’t be afraid to use them in your home! Here’s an easy-peasy way to take that first step with an easy and beautiful faux flower arrangement…
It’s 10 MINUTE DECORATING… THE FLOWER EDITION TODAY! I’m loving this series because I am all about easy home decor that looks amazing. Make sure you check out my 10 Minute Decorating buddies and their 10 minute take on flowers at the end of this post.
Actually, this is more like 2 minute or less decorating. I want to remind you to add some flowers to your decor. And please, please, please don’t turn your nose up to fabulous faux flowers! Today’s faux flowers look so amazingly real!
You can pass on most of the ones you find at large craft stores. Start looking for gorgeous fakes in home decor stores, small boutiques and online. Buy the best you can afford and ALWAYS buy on sale!
They might be a little pricey but they will last for years and bring beauty to our homes! And that’s a bargain in my book!
This little ranunculus arrangement took a couple of minutes to put together. I cut the bottom of the flowers and plunked 3 stems into 3 white milk bottles. Adding these sweet little bottles to my open shelves made such a difference!
I love putting single big blooms in small jars! They make a gorgeous statement.
Cute, right? I think these little blooms add life, even if they are faux, to the open shelves!
One pretty bloom in the right container creates an added layer of beauty! I bet you can think of a space in your home that a single bloom would look charming!
Here are a few tips for using fabulous faux flowers in your home…
- get the best quality blooms you can afford
- buy them on sale
- “fluff” and position stems, leaves, and blooms. It’s so sad to see stunning faux flowers that have not been properly arranged. Take a little time to make them look real
- cut the stems if needed.
- Faux flowers look better if they are all the same kind in an arrangement
- Go bold! Don’t shy away from big, bodacious blooms
Do you have a favorite flower? You can probably find it in a fabulous faux!
Here are more great ideas when using faux flowers…
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