How to Create Effortless Faux Flower Arrangements

Frisky Deer

Posted on June 29 2020

Faux flower arrangements in vases.

While we love a good plant moment at Frisky Deer, sometimes a faux arrangement is the perfect option for a permanent statement or when that green thumb is nowhere in sight.

There are so many ways to easily arrange faux flowers & foliage in a vase or pot. We like to group flowers by color, a specific greenery, or create a full arrangement of mixed stems. Whether you’re a novice arranger or seasoned floral stylist, we hope this easy guide will give you some tips for arranging your faux flowers with the quintessential effortless Frisky look.

A green and rust faux flower and foliage arrangement in a black vase, with eucalyptus sprays, maple leaf sprays, green gumnuts, and a large dried palm frond.
A faux flower arrangement of white and cream ranunculus sprays in a black vase.
A faux flower and foliage arrangement with greenery and gumnuts in a cream vase.
A faux foliage arrangement with greenery in a cream vase.
A faux flower and foliage arrangement with silver dollar eucalyptus and antique pink English roses in a cream handmade vase.
A faux flower and foliage arrangement with orange ranunculus and a green palm frond in a dark green handmade vase.

How-to Guide

A large black vase with a huge dried palm frond on a cream brick background.

Step 1: I Like Big Fronds & I Cannot Lie

It’s best to start with your largest fronds, then move smaller as you go. This allows you to keep height and width in perspective, as you stand back & admire your progress. In order to build a big, bold arrangement, we started with this on-trend dried fan palm frond.

A large black vase with a huge dried palm frond and rust coloured maple leaves on a cream brick background.

Step 2: What's a Good Story Without a Hero?

It’s time to add in your hero - the statement stem of your dreams! This can be a bold color, a unique bloom, whatever catches your eye. Here, we used some beautiful leafy autumn Maple stems with a bright rust hue.

A large black vase with a huge dried palm frond, a rust coloured maple leaves, and silver dollar eucalyptus  on a cream brick background.

Step 3: Expand, Expand, Expand

Fill in foliage to increase width & depth. Gently manipulate flowers & leaves, get in there & make it happen! You can bend the stems to shorten foliage to fill space, move your stems around, adjust until you feel happy with your result. We added Silver Dollar Eucalyptus stems to fill space & create depth - physically & tonally.

A large black vase with a huge dried palm frond, a rust coloured maple leaves, silver dollar eucalyptus, and green eucalyptus gumnuts on a cream brick background.

Step 4: The Finishing Touch

Finally, add a new texture with a unique smaller stem. We used this adorable Eucalyptus Gumnut spray to build a new interesting layer to our perfect arrangement!

Tips & Tricks

  • If you’re struggling with the plants in your vase, build your arrangement laying down - just start with the large fronds in the back & stack!
  • Make sure your vessel of choice is proportionate to your arrangement size. An easy rule of thumb? Your vase or pot should be approximately half the size of your completed masterpiece.
  • If your flowers aren’t layering to your satisfaction, try stuffing the vessel with newspaper or stones to create height with differing stems.

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