This holiday Season, Go ahead as well as get some Fake Ones (Flowers, that is)






‘Tis the season for holiday movies, wearing toasty hats and getting some fake ones that everybody will admire.  Wait, I’m talking about fake flowers.  (What’d ya think?!)  Anyway, genuine flowers are 1) are a tad as well pricey for my budget plan as well as 2) die method as well soon (ah, water, schwarter) so I’m all about snatching up artificial ones.  however the technique is to make them look off-the-florist-truck real.  Here’s exactly how to spruce them up this holiday season.

How to Make Fake Flowers look Real!

Tag, You’re Not It

I’m always embarrassed when a good friend reaches over to tuck in the tag that was poking out from my blouse for hours.  point is, people notice that stuff.  On clothing, it’s understandable.  It happens.  however nothing says fake flowers like a store tag still stuck to your charming lot of poinsettias. provide your fake flowers a great when (or twice) over to make sure people will see a flower, not a bar code (or a frayed leaf edge – do a string check too!)

Peek-a-Boo, I Shouldn’t See You

A fake flower “don’t.” stay clear of clear vases as well as please, eliminate the tag.

I utilized to plop my artificial flowers in a clear vase as well as call it a day. My flowers looked great.  But the stems?  Not so hot.   All I saw were a mess of plastic as well as cable “stems” that ruined the look.  Sounds obvious, however making fake flowers look genuine means believing about the entire picture, not just the quite petal part.  Silly me for not realizing sooner that clear vases aren’t always the answer.  If I can’t assist myself though, I at least add water to provide the appearance that those thirsty stems are happy.  Frosted vases or wicker are now my favorites for showing off all the genuine looking parts while hiding the rest.

Be natural – Nothing’s Perfect

Making fake flowers look genuine is not about perfection.  Nothing’s best (well, a great pair of booties maybe, however beyond that . . . ) genuine flowers bend, droop as well as have a few funky leaves.  To provide them that exact same look, I dig in . . .  literally. I crumple a couple of leaves, bend one flower so it’s down lower than the others or so it has the appearance of stretching  towards sunlight.  When I’m truly caffeinated, I bring in some dirt or genuine want cones from the outside or even spritz with water before guests show up for a fresh-plucked, snow-melted look.

Get your Glitter On

Glitter nail polish is best flower “frost.”

Ah, carefully falling snow as it dusts the landscape.  So Currier as well as Ives, so wintertime wonderland-ish.  So . . . tacky if it looks like want sprigs were rolled in vanilla frosting.  Or worse, the extremely unnatural gold “snow” look.  I mean, it’s pretty, however everybody knows it’s not real.  I love that wintry look, however break out the glitter as well as glue like I utilize salt: sparingly.  (Who knew? Flowers as well as health and wellness tips, all in one).  Glitter on every petal or down the entire length of every stem is not only time-consuming (let’s face it, there’s buying to be done, ladies!) however it’s unnatural.  For a quick as well as affordable glitter fix, I turn to my clear glitter nail polish as well as dab some on a few leaves.

Use typical Scents

Nice as it is to have gingerbread or peppermint scented candles around, when it comes to making fake flowers seem real, Mocha Mint Melody don’t necessarily do much in the realism department.  I like to keep want or earthy scented candles nearby.  I’ve tried my best to make my flowers look genuine so I’m not going to strike it with Cotton Candy Breeze wafting with the air.

Take Your Places, Please

Um, no.

My grandma utilized to have fake bowl of fruit on a table at end of a hallway.  Dusty grapes as well as pears greeted my entrance to the shower room as well as it was years before I might bring myself to eat fruit of any type of kind.  Kidding.  however she truly did do the fake fruit/random hallway placement thing as well as to this day, I try to keep it real.  Seriously, would spruce sprigs truly expose themselves on a toilet tank?  I like to location my artificial lovelies in as realistic a setting as possible: the mantel (of my artificial fireplace, lol), near the door, on the steps outside or near a window.

Pine Trees Don’t grow Presents

“Ooohhh, look! money doesn’t grow on trees, however teeny gifts do.” (Avoid this – it just isn’t natural).

I love cute things.  I truly do.  Kittens as well as puppies as well as those Facebook images of reunited families make me hit the “like” button constantly. However, I’m all about forgoing those additional fake flower elements like glued-on mini presents, bells or ribbons lined with Mickey mouse faces. The vase or bowl they rest in can have a gold ribbon or cute decorative element, however a shimmery elf dangling from a poinsettia leaf is an, er, dead giveaway that these suckers aren’t the genuine deal.  I’m quick to remove, as well as discover other non-flower related uses, for the accessories.

What things have you done to make your fake flowers look real?

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