How to Make Silk Flowers Look Real

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There are many ways to create beautiful, natural silk flower arrangements that are a stunning addition to the home. Flowers are a way to add a focal point to any room. Silk flowers come in many natural colors and styles. They add color and beauty to a room by bringing a touch of nature inside. Many styles of silk flowers may be found to match any mood or design plan.

Things You'll Need

  • Silk flowers
  • Vase
  • Spray water bottle
  • Pick silk flowers in colors that are true to nature. Use only flowers in colors that might actually appear in your garden. Yellow and red silk flowers add energy to a room. Purple silk flowers add drama and create a strong focal point.

  • Find a vase that works well with the size, shape and style of the flowers. For dramatic flowers, use a fancy vase. For simple flowers, keep the vase simple, too.

  • Bend or cut the stems of the silk flowers as needed to ensure they fit properly in the vase. Arrange the flowers in the vase until they look natural. Check that the flower heads appear at the right height above the vase opening. For example, with a tall vase, ensure that the flower heads appear at least 5 inches above the opening of the vase. For a small vase, place flowers so the heads are 1 or 2 inches above the vase opening.

  • Fill a small spray bottle with water. Lightly spray the silk flowers so there is a sheen of moisture on them. This makes the flowers shinier and more lifelike. It also makes the flowers appear as if they are still covered in morning dew from the garden.

  • Place the silk flowers in an area where they have direct light falling on them from a window or from an inside light. This makes the silk flowers shimmer in the light and appear lifelike.

Tips & Warnings

  • Find silk flowers at inexpensive prices at thrift shops, flea markets and estate sales.
  • Do not use silk flowers in artificial colors that do not appear in nature if you are aiming for a flower display that looks natural.
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