Spring has me jumping for joy over inexpensive Trader Joe's blooms and farmers market bouquets. But let's face it, who can afford to fill their home with fresh flowers every week? NOT ME.
In order to satisfy my desire for beautiful blooms without breaking the bank I've decided to fill our vases with stylish faux flowers. Don't get me wrong, I'll still buy fresh flowers but the faux ones will help me bridge the gap between those purchases and will lessen the pain when the fresh ones die and the house is flower-less :)
I'm sharing how to use stylish faux flowers at home on eHow.com with three unique arrangements. I also have a few great tips on what type to buy and where to purchase your faux flowers!
Here are a few of my favorite tips for buying and styling your artificial arrangements:
- WHAT TO BUY: Unique varieties. Peonies, ranunculus, orchids, dahlias and hydrangeas are great options. Faux air plants and succulents are fun too! Try and stay away from the common tulip, sunflowers or roses as they tend to look more faux than real unless you find some affordable ones that are good quality.
- WHERE TO BUY: Michaels & Hobby Lobby (don't forget your coupons!), At Home, Tuesday Morning AND Amazon!
- HOW TO STYLE: Choose unique vases that fit the style of your home. You can buy faux water at most craft stores for a clear, fishbowl-shaped vase.
I found some great online sources for faux flowers here:
What do you think! Yes or no to faux flower arrangements??? I'm loving them because when I find a few good deals I know I'm saving money and not forking out tons on fresh flowers every single week!