Blooming Simple Ways to Use Faux Flowers
Artificial flowers have their advantages: They’re affordable, indestructible, and seasonless. When they’re used to create Blooming Perfect displays like the ours, they’re alsways chic! But if you decide not to rent you can always try some DIY.
Wonder (Flower) Wall
We love a floral backdrop but not the cost of doing it like Florist Jeff Leatham (using real roses, peonies, and gardenias). Fortunately, you can achieve the lush look with faux flowers. We have an amazing selection of backdrops. For something different we created a bespoke backdrop of trellis in silk peonies and roses and for a personal touch spray-paint them in vibrant colors.
Faux Flower Cake Décor
To lift a basic cake – add flowers. Real can shrivel in the heat of a wedding, but faux can be covered in wax and will hold their shape. Unlike many fresh flowers, faux blooms in wax are food-safe, so you can decorate the cake with calla lilies and others, which are toxic as real blooms.
To wax, you heat water in a slow cooker on low. Then put wax pellets into a plastic container, place in the water to melt. Dip each flower in wax and let it dry, attach blossoms to cake with spikes. To highlight the cake, we use garlands, as a backdrop. We attach to a dowel rod and hang from the ceiling. You can see an example of our garland backdrop in the gallery.
Metallic Branch Centerpieces
So opulent: precious metals and graceful branches. You can recreate are stunning centrepiece on a budget, so your wedding glitters in gold, and silver, and white. If you do it yourself arrange vases in clusters of vases tall and short heights, bur leave space between pairs, when you arrange them on the table, so guests can speak to one another easily.
Tabletop Tulips. You can glam it up more by finishing each place setting with a ‘gilded’ tulip (using spray paint) – it doubles as a place card and souvenir.
Floral Chair Sash
Add some joy to your chairs with a wreath of gold leaves, pastel peonies and roses, and silk ribbon. Since they’re faux, you don’t have to be concerned if guests bump into them – they bounce back. To make, hot-glue blooms to flat leaves on a garland. Attach a silk ribbon on each end to hang it up.