How to Create Effortless Faux Flower Arrangements
Posted on June 29 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.