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How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Project type: centerpiece

Create a dramatic floral arrangement with this step-by-step guide from The Southern Table and silk flowers from Afloral.com.

Step 1:
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

For your base you will need floral foam, floral tape, and a pedestal bowl.

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Begin by cutting the floral foam to fit in the bowl of the container.  Tape the foam to the container to keep it in place.

Step 2: 
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Start the arrangement by pushing the artificial greenery into the floral foam.

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Use the greenery to create the structure of the arrangement.  Artificial flowers and greenery are on wire stems so you can use these to mold the stems in the shape you would like your design to take.  

Step 3:
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

To further build the structure of the arrangement add branches, like cherry blossoms

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

 

Step 4: 
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Begin adding your faux flower stems, starting with the largest first.  

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

These real touch peonies and roses have full flower heads and will quickly fill your arrangement.  Insert them into the floral foam at the center of the arrangement.  Use wire cutters to trim the stems to varying heights.  

Step 5: 
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Now begin adding flowers with medium blooms. 

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Continue to build your arrangement and accentuating the asymmetrical shape with these stems.

Step 6:
How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Complete your arrangement with smaller, colorful flower heads to compliment the accents in the larger stems. 

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

Fill in spaces with these smaller flower heads to create depth and add pops of color.  Continue adding stems until you are happy with the fullness of your arrangement.  

How To Make A Faux Flower Arrangement

You have now made a lasting arrangement with permanent florals from Afloral.com!

Designed by The Southern Table // Photographed by Charla Storey