Fresh flowers can add up week after week, but no one wants ugly faux flowers either. The compromise? This DIY Faux Floral Arrangement with realistic looking blooms!
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I’m all for buying and displaying real flowers in the house.
After all, they are SO PRETTY! But even grocery store blooms can add up week after week, which is why I really like to keep at least a two or three faux floral arrangements around too.
This DIY faux floral arrangement that I created with faux water has been moved around the house (both our last house and this one actually) and more than made up for the initial cost.
Because I use and love that DIY arrangement so much, when I found out that Michaels was getting MORE flowers in their Floral Market, I dreamed up a new DIY faux floral arrangement – that you can recreate for your house too!
DIY Faux Floral Arrangement
- crate or box (we used a table box/trough/crate we made a couple of years ago)
- floral foam
- 3-4 faux floral stems
- 1-2 greenery stems
- wire cutters or tin snips (or VERY strong scissors)
- floral wire (optional)
1. Arrange floral foam in your crate or box.
2. Cut flowers from each floral bundle as low as possible on each stem.
3. Starting with the largest flowers first, begin arranging the flowers by sticking their stems into the floral foam. (By starting with the largest first you can spread them out and see where you need to fill in with smaller flowers and greenery.)
4. Continue to add your stems from largest to smallest. Use floral wire if necessary on floppier stems.
5. Fill in gaps with greenery to finish the DIY faux floral arrangement.
More Spring Floral Projects
Want more spring faux floral goodness? Check out these fun spring craft posts:
- Floral Boho Spring Hoop Wreath
- DIY Faux Floral Arrangement: Feminine Yet Rustic Crate
- DIY Faux Floral Arrangement with Fake Water
After I finished the arrangement, I moved it to the makeshift sofa table (a board resting on two stools, covered by a long homemade table runner) in the living room, which was its intended home.
While I do love fresh flowers – especially in the late winter and early spring when it’s super grey outside – I absolutely love to keep faux florals around too. Realistic faux florals can be a bit pricey, but the flip side is you only have to buy them once!
Michaels has over 1,800 blooms & greenery in their new Flower Market, including trendy succulents and real-touch flowers. Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ spring floral project ideas.
Had to tell you. When I opened my e-mail & saw your new hair style & glasses. You not only can decorate. Your new style is fantastic; )
Thank you so much Stephanie!
Could you please tell exactly which flowers/greenery you purchased.
LOL – Sheila
Unfortunately I don’t know exactly. I sorta figured everyone would choose ones they liked. I’m pretty sure there’s some peonies, roses and hydrangeas in there. Plus a few others.
Omg they look amazing! I just returned from Michaels and bought a bunch (must hide the receipt from my hubby) lol
I couldn’t decide which I liked best peonies or roses so I bought them both. I made a arrangement for my dining room table
and now I will make one for the livingroom (must have my coffee first)
I know! I’m terrible with flower names (too many details), but I’m pretty sure I bought peonies and roses and hydrangeas. Have fun!
So beautiful! You’ve inspired me to try this myself. I’m going to look for your ‘make a box’ tutorial, too-
I’m not sure we posted about making the box – but it’s easy. Just nail some boards together and give ’em a coat of stain. 🙂
WOULD YOU MIND POSTING THE DIMENSIONS OF THE BOX? I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH IT! ALREADY BOUGHT MY FAUX FLOWERS TO MAKE IT!
The box is about 36″L x 5.5″H x 7″D.
Thank you so much! I absolutely adore your home. Hoping for mine to be just as beautiful!
Could you tell me what color Stain you used for the box? Was it the Grey Wash you did here https://homemadelovely.com/grey-wash-wood-finish/ Thanks. I’m loving your site. I’m a new follower 🙂
Welcome April! The box was actually just stained with one layer of Minwax oil based stain. I think it was Puritan Pine.
So love the arrangement! I can’t believe they are not real. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration!
The only time I can tell is at night when the lights are on! And even then only when I’m up close.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Glad you like it!
Love the roses idea, but think I’ll do the succulent arrangement since succulents are one of the few things that absolutely refuse to live in my house! Thanks for the fantastic idea . . . I had never even thought about artificial succulents.
If you love succulents than, yes give it a try!
I was just at Michaels yesterday! Love the containers and faux flowers. I bought a moss tray (think fairy houses) which I am going to set 3 small terra cotta pots of grape hyacinth, and later succulents. Also found a round metal tray with stubby legs, , a pink and mauve heather wreath, and a big bunch of warm white mini tulips. I wish I bought some of the coral and the pale yellow mini tulips also. All were on sale, plus today and tomorrow there is another 20% off. Hope to go back.
Ooh! Sounds like a good ‘haul’!
Hi! Would you mind posting the dimensions for your crate? I love it so much and I want my boyfriend to build me one!
Hi can you please tell me where you got the light fixture at?
I love love love the clock in your dining room!!! Can you please share where you got it at??
It’s from Wayfair. We shared more clocks here: https://homemadelovely.com/16-huge-wall-clocks/
Gorgeous!!! I absolutely love your dining room chandelier, where is it from? all the ones I come across have the lights facing downward, I definitely prefer the farmstyle of yours.
Have a great day!
Thanks, Krista! The dining room chandelier is from Wayfair and you can find it here (affiliate link): 8 Light Kitchen Pendant
Please tell me where you bought your black chandelier?
Hi Tink. We bought it from Wayfair. You can find links to pretty much all of our house stuff on our Shop the House page here.
So pretty, loving the drawer pull added on the box great idea!
Thank you, Tammy!
Where did you buy the wicker chairs at the end of your dining room? This room has been the inspiration for my dining room but I can’t fond those chairs anywhere.
Those are from Ikea – the Byholma chair I believe. 🙂
You may have already said this, but where is your dining room table from? I love it!
That dining room table is from Restoration Hardware and was a big splurge. You can read about out disappointment with it here: https://homemadelovely.com/how-to-protect-a-restoration-hardware-dining-table/
Hi, can you tell me where your dining room chairs are from? I’m looking for a very similar look! Thanks!
The metal chairs are from Wayfair here.
Hi, I was wondering if you knew what the color of your walls were! I love it!
HI! Yup, They are Sherwin Williams, Eider White. 🙂
Where is the light over your kitchen table from!! I love it.
Yes! I love the light over the table and would love to know where it came from!
Hi there, Melissa. 🙂 We LOVE that light fixture too! It was inspired by a ranch in California. Anyway, it’s from Wayfair and is currently called the Odie 8-light kitchen island pendant. Wayfair occasionally changes the names of products though. You can find it here (affiliate link).
I’m SO sorry, Ashley! I seemed to have missed this question somehow! Gosh, how embarrassing. It’s from Wayfair and is currently called the Odie 8-light kitchen island pendant. Wayfair occasionally changes the names of products though. You can find it here (affiliate link).
Hi, here is your sectional from? Love it!
Hello Jenn. Our sectional is the Ektorp from Ikea, with the Nordvalla Grey covers.
Ack! I seriously missed some comments this summer! The sectional is the Ektorp from Ikea with their Nordvalla Gray slipcovers.
Hi! Where did you get your wicker chairs from and your clock? I love it!
Hi there! The wicker chairs are from Ikea!!! And the clock is from Wayfair.
Hi! Can you please tell me where you bought your black metal chandelier? It’s gorgeous! Thank you 🙂
Thanks! It’s one of my favourites too! You can find it via our ‘shop our house’ link: https://www.amazon.com/shop/homemadelovely?linkCode=w61&imprToken=d9pTZNxtTVmFalXb13hxjw&slotNum=0
Do you have this table for sale or where was it found? Thank you!
Hi Jessica, we don’t sell furniture currently. But you can find similar tables to this here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2EoqS9M
Hello! Can you please tell me where you got your white Piper curtains? TIA! 🙂
Our white curtains are from ikea. You can read more about them here: https://homemadelovely.com/how-to-get-pretty-easy-and-inexpensive-curtains-ikea-curtain-hack/
Beautiful dining room! Can you please tell me where your chairs are from?
Thank you! Yes, those were from Wayfair a few years ago. It’s currently out of stock but expected back in September. You can find it via my affiliate link here.
Oh my, what a gorgeous arrangement. I love this entire diy. Thanks for sharing. WOW!
Hello! Thanks for sharing this post! I have a few questions about the floral arrangement.
1) What are the dimensions of the box you used?
2) Could you list the types of flowers you used and how many of each you bought?
Hi there Bryana,
I’m glad you like it!
1) The box we used was a DIY, which you can find here: https://homemadelovely.com/how-to-make-a-table-box-a-diy-wood-box-centerpiece/
2) Unfortunately, I don’t have a clue which flowers I bought or how many, since I had gathered them over time. I’m sorry!