It is proven that having plants and flowers offers several advantages and that it is worth having them in sight in any environment. According to the Better with Health portal, having plants and flowers can help reduce stress, providing a satisfying visual experience, relaxing the senses with their faint colors, absorbing the noises and echoes, and aromatizing the space.
But you, no matter how hard you try, you cannot make your natural plants and flowers last more than a week. Either in low light, too much humidity or bad hand – what is known as lack of “green thumb” – the reality is that they do not stay for long in your home. No matter what your case is, the important thing is that you know that you can also achieve beautiful arrangements with artificial flowers! This expert friend of Save on Crafts helps us with the following basic steps: create the base, add points of focus, fill in the empty spaces and give your personal stamp as a final touch. Let’s do it!
How to make artificial flower arrangements
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You can use a vessel, flowerpot or any suitable container that serves as a support. Cut the floral foam – also known as an oasis – and adjust it to fit perfectly to the base, allowing it to protrude approximately one inch. Use waterproof tape and, to avoid last minute accidents, spread hot glue under the foam; with that you will give stability.
- Cutting of stems
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Before starting to make the arrangement, the ideal is to cut all the stems. Guide through the depth of the base to determine the most appropriate size, and avoid cutting them to the ground, since depending on how you progress, you may need to make additional cuts. It is better to cut them a little longer and measure until you get the ideal height. The Artificial flower arrangements are perfect in this matter now.
Give free rein to your creativity according to the type of base and the different pieces that you have chosen, both the main ones and the complements. If you have artificial flowers and floral foam, you can choose to work with round, vertical or triangular shapes. Once you define what you want, adjust the flowers, foliage, branches and accessories according to what you want.
Points of attention
With the structure created, you can add the protagonist pieces, one by one. Order the flowers asymmetrically and with different heights; you will not want to create something that looks artificial or cardboard. Go adapting the length of each stem to what you need and if necessary, make additional cuts until they adapt to what you are looking for. If you do not like the result, you can undo everything and start over.
When you have your flowers almost ready, check from several angles and check if something is missing or if the arrangement looks very ornate, or otherwise rel, has empty spaces. Remember that you can take hold of the foliage and fill, or reorganize all the pieces to give them more movement. Ready!