What Are Your Favorite Uses or Previous Craft Projects With Artificial

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What are your favorite uses or previous craft projects with artificial flowers?
We'd be happy to hear about it with words and/or photos. Silk flowers are long-lasting and oh so pretty! Let us know how you use them.

- The Afloral Team

***Winner of the Pre-made Silk Flower Arrangement is @Robin975. Thank you to everyone that entered to win! Keep discussing, We'd love to hear how you use silk flowers.

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  • Susan Axsom Curtis Susan Axsom Curtis on Jan 16, 2017
    What a most wonderful arrangement it would make me feel so much better looking at your work of art when I am hook up to my kidney machine for 9.5 hours every night.

    • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jan 17, 2017
      Wishing you lots of health, Susan! Have you ever done any projects with silk flowers or have any ideas? If you comment here, you can be entered into the contest!

  • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on Jan 17, 2017
    I love to use silk greenery garlands along with flowers to hang above for instance family photos that are on the wall. It seems to give pictures on the wall that don't have anything to go with them a little something so they don't look drab just hanging by themselves and I like to put greenery and flowers around items on shelves. There are so many places you can put flowers and greenery that seem to just give a room that extra thing to brighten it up and these things are besides the flower arrangements that I have but sometimes there just may not be room for an arrangement and that's where my other ideas come in.

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    • Tam 15076171 Tam 15076171 on Jan 18, 2017
      You are 100% correct on that I just take what flowers I have stuck in the greenery and add poinsettias and berries or what ever looks cute at the time. Keeping the greenery hung or sitting around makes decorating a little quicker I keep to many things going on so a lot of the time I don't have time to sit down and do a new flower arrangement to go with my new decorating idea so until I do I just stick flowers in my greenery everywhere.

  • Helen Reynolds Helen Reynolds on Jan 17, 2017
    That arrangement is very pretty. I have been wanting to make an arrangement for my dining room table. But haven't been able to get the supplies to do it. I have been making arrangements for my Mom, she passed away 5 years ago.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Jan 17, 2017
    I really need to update my decor with a fresh flower look! The dark red paired with the pink would look great on my front table.

  • Jani Wolfe Jani Wolfe on Jan 17, 2017
    My recent project using silk flowers was a pair of angel wings that I gave my daughter for Christmas. I cut a set of wings out of foam board and attached individual rose petals to form the "feathers". Embelisshed with swavorski crystals and attached a bling that was engraved with "She thought she could so she did". Placed it inside of a shadow box and my daughter loved it.

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 18, 2017
      That is such a stunning and unique way to use silk flowers! Thank you for sharing

  • Ver17797026 Ver17797026 on Jan 17, 2017
    We used silk flowers for my sister's wedding centerpieces. Now planning the same for my wedding this October. Will definitely be using Afloral when the time comes!

  • Afloral Afloral on Jan 18, 2017
    That is wonderful to hear! We would love to see your silk flowers arrangements!

  • Gnoma Garvey Gnoma Garvey on Jan 18, 2017
    What a lift for winter blues.

  • Laura Wands Laura Wands on Jan 18, 2017
    I've made several of the tilted teacup and saucer arrangements lately using artificial flowers. This time of year it seems like it's really brightened the day of everyone I've made them for. So many days are gray and drab right now and getting some bright flowers in the mail to enjoy would make anyone smile. I saw the instructions here. I modified them a bit and tried it- they turned out great. Right now I'm making a blue jean rag wreath for my Mom and will be adding artificial flowers to that also.

  • Snookiebill Snookiebill on Jan 19, 2017
    I like to use the silk greenery in my seashells and driftwood.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Jan 19, 2017
    I love your floral decoration. I also like to think outside the box, I like to use things in a different way, so at Christmas I designed these flower fairies and angels. I took flowers apart and used the petals as the skirt for peg dolls.

  • DEBBIEofPA DEBBIEofPA on Jan 19, 2017
    I made swags for over a doorway, have made wreaths and just arrangements too.

  • Kathy Hord Kathy Hord on Jan 19, 2017
    I like to buy wreaths and small arrangements at the Salvation Army or GoodWill. I take them apart and reuse the flowers for other wreaths or projects. Also Grapevines wreaths are a good purchase at thrift stores. Less expensive then the craft shops.

  • Betty Betty on Jan 19, 2017
    I like adding the artificial flowers in my live hanging basket ferns. Adds great color to Boston ferns, airplane plants. I also use them in my fairy gardens.

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 23, 2017
      Yes!!! This is one of our favorite uses for artificial flowers around the house.

  • Diane Cloward Smith Diane Cloward Smith on Jan 19, 2017
    I have a wishing well that my dad made me. I use artificial flowers in it. I change them out for the different holidays. It always makes me happy when I go in and out of my front door.

  • Tera Tera on Jan 19, 2017
    Silk flowers actually mean a lot to my Mom and I. It started a little over 10 years ago when my grandma passed away. Every couple of months my Mom and I put a silk flower arrangement together to take to my grandma's grave. We have done this for 14 years now. It's a very special time for us. We always think our arrangements look better than the last and would make my grandma so happy. Here's an example of the Christmas arrangement we just did. :) Also, the last couple months, my Mom and I have been going to thrift stores and finding different silk flowers. This is a bonding time and so much fun. I then will put an arrangement together for her. I'm not a pro at it by any means, but they usually turn out beautifully and my Mom just loves them. Silk flowers just always look so real and are just as Beautuful as real ones! :)

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 23, 2017
      So beautiful! Thank you for sharing that story your arrangements are lovely!

  • Linda H Linda H on Jan 19, 2017
    I love to make wreaths. Not just for Christmas but for all seasons. These 4 are just a few of the wreaths I have made.

  • Melinda Melinda on Jan 19, 2017
    I love to use artificial flowers to enhance pictures hanging on my walls. A swag of flowers over the top really compliments a painting or mirror.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 19, 2017
    I like using them to accent the wreaths I use for my front door. ( I change them seasonally)

  • Rachel Rachel on Jan 20, 2017
    I like using them in the lanterns on my front porch. I change them out seasonally.

  • LB LB on Jan 20, 2017
    Silk flowers and greenery never wilt and die, and makes it beneficial to reuse, and re-purpose them. I create arrangements for my home and church!

  • Brittany Biermann Brittany Biermann on Jan 20, 2017
    Making my arrangements for my wedding and my home

  • Arlyne Arlyne on Jan 20, 2017
    Your artificial flowers and greens are soon REALISTIC! And, your customer service is superb! It is a pleasure to do business with THE BEST!

    Arlyne

    arbischof@cox.net

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 23, 2017
      Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear you've had a good experience with us, we really appreciate your business

  • Carol Carol on Jan 20, 2017
    I use artificial flowers to create new art with model horses. Here I used some silk cattail like silks and incorporated them with natural branches, stone, shell and sand to create a didorama type scene for my Misty and Stormy of Chincoteque seascape art display pieces.

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 23, 2017
      How cool! This is like nothing we have ever seen, thank you for sharing!

  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Jan 20, 2017
    I've taken individual blossoms and appliqued them to fabric for wall hangings, have also incorporated them into some of my handmade ornaments. Have used them to make wreaths, too.

  • Crystal Walker Parham Crystal Walker Parham on Jan 20, 2017
    Beautiful šŸ’“

  • Sassy Townhouse Living Sassy Townhouse Living on Jan 21, 2017
    Oh my gosh, love it. Afloral has stunning products!

  • Abb10652848 Abb10652848 on Jan 21, 2017
    this is something I have been looking for, love to work on these Crafts

  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jan 21, 2017
    I love using silk flowers out in some of my garden areas where I cannot water, changing them out with the seasons. Additionally I love having flowers inside all year round and living in the north with Old Man Winter makes it hard as well as dark and dreary. So I pep myself up with silk flower arrangements or dried flowers here, there and everywhere.

    • Afloral Afloral on Jan 23, 2017
      Coming out of New York this is something we understand! Silk flowers are a great way to keep flowers at home all year long.

  • Pat Pat on Jan 21, 2017
    I use them outside in a small milk can in front of my door, also in a clay pot on my back patio and with longer stems in an antique milk can. I keep long stems from branches and wire shorter stemmed flowers on to them because the antique can is quite tall.

  • Antoinette Di Valentino Antoinette Di Valentino on Jan 21, 2017
    Arrangements for my home.

  • Ese8934807 Ese8934807 on Jan 21, 2017
    I love using them in picture frame's to hang on my walls they give me the look of press flowers from a garden, I also gather a few stems from my yard an take the flowers off their stems glue to my stems place in a vase and use a up light love the look, or maybe to frame a mirror.

  • Brenda Toschi Brenda Toschi on Jan 21, 2017
    the right size and colors for a special gift. Brenda

  • ROBIN ROBIN on Jan 21, 2017
    I love to reuse the little silk flowers that sometimes come off of larger branches. When I cannot find where they should go, I use them in and on decorative bird nests. It makes them so much prettier and since the little blooms are from the larger arrangements already in use in the room, they match (or sometimes just mix) and thereby bring some cohesiveness to the overall decor of the room. I also use silk greenery and pieces of floral garland to make the nests from scratch. The little birds inside look adorable and the whole arrangement makes me smile. Putting the nests on different levels using candlesticks makes a pretty vignette.

  • Terri Sejnoha Behl Terri Sejnoha Behl on Jan 22, 2017
    I just like to place them on the kitchen table in one of my special vases. It is great to see beauty every day right in front of you.

  • 10371117 10371117 on Jan 23, 2017
    Lovely

  • Pam Pam on Jan 23, 2017
    Flowers rea l silk flowers give a sense of Calm and Peace to any area they are placed.

  • Linda H Linda H on Jan 23, 2017
    thank you, I love to make wreaths and have been doing it for about 15 years. No two are ever the same. Over the Christmas season, I made 16 or 17.

  • Carol Carol on Jan 23, 2017
    they are for sale on ebay.com.

  • Kayte Kayte on Jan 23, 2017
    What a lovely thing to do.

    I enjoy silk flowers anywhere in the house. The last 'project' I did with them was to decorate my Christmas tree. Not sure that's an actual project, but it was pretty!

  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Jan 24, 2017
    I noticed that in your statement about how to enter etc. there is no date included. When is it?

  • Afloral Afloral on Jan 25, 2017
    Thank you, we are choosing out winner this week.

  • Irene Gronewald Irene Gronewald on Jan 25, 2017
    i have used a product called "petal porcelion " it is like elmer`s glue and water..you dip artificial flowers in product...arrange on mirror frames waste baskets..vases ets when it is dried ...paint any colors..spray with clear coat...these turn ordinary objects into beautiful treasures and i had displayed these item at library and a gaerden club invited me to demonstrate ...and sell items i made...i also make huge wreaths..and personalize ..with jewelry...tea cups..pearls..buttons ..pictures sewing items keys...mixed in with lovely artificial flowers..such as roses camillias.. peonies...a lot of fun...i put poinsettias in my turquois flower pots every winter...then jonquils for spring until i buy real geraniums in for summer...i also like to make floral arrangements in vintage planters for nearby senior citisens home....which i sell cheap at my booth at antique mall ,as town is limited on money and lots of senior homes...so many ideas ..instant beauty

  • Linda H Linda H on Jan 25, 2017
    thank you. I love making them. It is a great stress relief.

  • Bbunny42 Bbunny42 on Jan 25, 2017
    I have silk flowers/plants on my front porch in a large clay pot which has a sun face on the front and a big crack running down the side. I can't grow anything in it, no matter what type of potting soil I use, but I can't bear to give it up. I put a leather belt around it to basically hold it together and found some very life-like cedar to go in it along with silk poinsettias for Christmas. Right now, it has red magnolias and white irises for Valentine's and will have yellow jonquils for spring and bright wildflowers for summer and fall. - all silk, of course. I find it very cheerful each time I look at it. Also use silk flowers on my coffee table -- right now it has a reed-like plant with orange and rust flowers on the ends in a green, rust and yellow tin coffee pot along with a silk succulent in a matching cup and a green bowl of lemons. Love working with silk plants and flowers!

  • Carol Carol on Jan 26, 2017
    The peonies I ordered are for an upcoming wedding. And the glass containers will be used for flowers and candles. Coloring clear jars, using pearls and water gel pearls will accent tables with different Bo Ho centerpieces. Bright spring flowers, coral peonies, bright poppies. yellow snapdragons, blue bells, purple spikes, and deep pinks and oranges will mix well with all the colored glass vases and bottles. Mercury glass and bold colored votives mingle with old books, silver trays, china, antiques and old linens transform individual table decorations into" Art" , defining the whole ambiance of this unique but casual reception celebrating the marriage of my wonderful grandaughter.

  • Kayte Kayte on Feb 11, 2017
    I'd sure love to know who won and if they were happy with the flowers! :D

  • Sue Kiene Sue Kiene on Feb 12, 2017
    Yes it would have been nice of them to tell us but my feeling since they never said when the contest was over until I asked specifically and then the answer was not even a specific date, it was "we are choosing out winner this week" that it was just a come on and no one won. They probably just wanted ideas on how people use the silk flowers to improve their business.

  • Afloral Afloral on Feb 13, 2017
    Our apologies Kayte and Sue! The winner was announced on January 27th in the above Discussion question. We received so many great ideas that we decided to leave the Discussion open after the giveaway so that HomeTalkers could continue to share how they use silk flowers with one another.

    • Kayte Kayte on Feb 17, 2017
      Sorry, I totally missed your announcement! Thanks for letting us know. :)

  • ROBIN ROBIN on Feb 14, 2017
    I am the lucky winner of the floral arrangement! It recently arrived and I must confess, it is truly lovely!! It is as beautiful as shown, and a perfect match for the other flowers I keep in my dining room. I was so excited and surprised at winning this contest, and even more so once the arrangement actually arrived. Thank you to everyone who make the selection, and to Hometalk in general for providing us crafters and DIYers with such a great forum for amazing ideas and even more amazing talent. I wait, not so patiently, each day for my Hometalk email. It is my go-to site for relaxing fun and inspiration. Thank you also to the amazing folks at Afloral for the lovely arrangement. And finally, thanks to all my fellow Hometalkers for the fun, inspiration, and talent you display every single day. Respectfully, Robin

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    • Kayte Kayte on Feb 17, 2017
      Congratulations Robin! It's so much fun to win things! I'm so glad you're enjoying the flowers. They looked really nice!
      Hometalk is my favorite spot on the web! It's actually useful and most people are so friendly. lol