When in doubt, can never go wrong with the gift of flowers. Everyone would feel flattered when gifted with flowers, no matter how old they are or where they’re from. There is a whole language that flowers can speak, and those who know it can convey their true feelings for you, be it good or bad, and you might not even know them.
We can go on and on about the meaning, beauty, and importance of flowers, but here we’ll talk more about artificial flowers and how you can use them to make something beautiful and more endurable.
You can find artificial flowers of any shape, form, and color in many stores and shops. They also come in different materials, made from soft plastic or some sort of fabric to make them look more life-like.
As lovely as they look and as long-lasting as they are, sometimes you just don’t have it in the budget to go all out and create a small artificial botanical garden. Luckily there are a lot of great and easy ways to create lovely looking artificial flowers from materials you might already have or are more affordable.
The other dilemma you might face with artificial flowers is already having too many artificial flowers. What to do with them after you get bored of dusting them off and are reluctant to throw them out? Well, we have some great solution ideas for that as well.
Let’s take a look at some of the top 10 ways to make beautiful projects with bought or homemade artificial flowers.
Artificial Flower Cake Topper
No descent cake is complete without the icing, hence the saying. Yes, it will taste the same, but it won’t be that enjoyable. And when icing a cake, you make sure it looks as pretty as possible, maybe add a few decorations, like a flower. If your piping skill isn’t up to the task, you can use some faux flowers to decorate your cake, and you can find out how to do that the right way in this tutorial. Just don’t forget to take them off when giving out slices.
Anthropologie Inspired Blooms
Dandelions are very soft and very popular plants. They are so delicate, you don’t get to see many artificial ones, in full bloom, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible to make some faux dandelions. In fact, you might see large dandelion balls in Anthropologie shops, and they do look nice. And you can have them adorn your home as well, with some styrofoam balls, Q-tips, and some paint. It is a very easy, and very lovely project.
Pretty Paper Flowers
If you’re planning on giving a bouquet of flowers as a gift that will go immediately in a vase, they must be real, fresh ones. But if you need a bouquet for a special event, like a wedding or maybe a play, then artificial flowers are a better option. and here is how you can make a wonderful, lifelike bouquet from paper. You can’t even tell the difference.
Artificial Flower Crown
Speaking of a special event, or just want to feel pretty and special, a floral crown is also a very lovely accessory. This one is made from dainty little artificial flowers with wire twists bases that can be easily attached to the cord or rope that will serve as the base of the floral crown. An accessory easy to make that will certainly come in handy for photoshoots, plays or costume parties, or just when you want to show off your hippie/boho side.
The boutonniere part of those old fashion traditions for weddings and proms that we’ll never get old of. Sometimes you’ll need just one, sometimes over 5 dozen. Both these cases can be problematic since the florist might not want to make you just one, while a larger quantity might not suit your budget. This is why it’s not a bad idea to try and make an elegant little boutonniere yourself, using some artificial flowers and this tutorial.
Plaster Of Paris Dipped Flower Art
Plaster flowers were a great part of the french vintage decor and they slowly but surely having a comeback on the decor scene. While these pieces look gorgeous, they might cost a pretty penny. But did you know just how easy they are to make? Check out this tutorial and you can see that you can surround yourself with as much of this vintage art as you like for an incredibly small price.
Pinecone Flower Heart
We mentioned that artificial flowers can be made from different materials, but also from different objects. For example, can you tell that this gorgeous box-frame flower art is actually colored pinecones? Give this project a try, it will look great.
Ruffled Satin Flower
While most artificial flowers are made from some type of fabric, they can be more problematic to use to upgrade or embellish your clothes. However, there are ways to make your own fabric flowers that will complement your clothes more closely, like these elegant satin roses. As an added bonus, if attached to a pin, they can serve as brooches or head accessories.
Plastic Bottle Flowers
Eco-awareness is something the whole world is struggling to increase for decades, yet most of the world still hasn’t taken up recycling as much as it is needed. Still, every little bit helps, and if you are looking for ways to recycle your plastic bottle into something pleasing to the eye, then you must check out and even share this project. You can create all sorts of flowers from plastic bottles, and you can use them as yard decorations or for your kids’ school projects.
Jumbo Paper Flower Backdrop
We will end our list on a very big note with a project that will teach you how to make these jumbo paper flowers. These are great for making backdrops for photoshoots, decorating your walls or some venues, and you can even downscale them and make other paper flower-related projects.
That’s all we have for you for now. We hope this list helped you in deciding how to make or make use of faux flowers for any occasion. Which of these projects was your favorite? Leave us your ideas and suggestions in the comment section below.