Make this simple DIY flower arrangement with pretty faux florals and a product called Quick Water. This will look pretty in your home decor and lasts forever!
Are you fan of fake flowers? A better moniker is probably “faux flowers,” as I realize that “fake” brings up visions of cheap arrangements in your grandmother's bathroom. If you haven't been a fan of faux flowers in the past, I hope you'll keep reading and give me a chance to change your mind.
For my Michaels Makers project this month, I was challenged with using items from their new Floral Market. They have over 500 new blooms and accessories, so I decided it was time to make a flower arrangement gift for my mom. She's actually a huge fan of faux floral arrangements and I figured this would make a perfect Mother's Day gift!
Faux flowers have come a long way, baby! I was impressed with the quality and selection given that, if I'm being honest, a lot of fake flowers I've seen at various retailers look like crap. You can tell with a quick sideways glance. These are not those flowers! These are pretty silk flowers that look as close to real as possible. My mom loves daisies, so that's what I chose.
What I really love about this flower arrangement is the faux water. Have you heard of Quick Water? It's a new product I just discovered on my Michaels run that is perfect for fake flower arrangements!
I'll show you how it works, but just so you know, it simulates water and adds a realistic effect to faux florals – and it doesn't yellow!
Here's how I made this simple floral arrangement. It literally only took a few minutes.
DIY Faux Flower Arrangement
Gather These Supplies
- Faux flowers – I used fake daisies
- Quick Water – one box
- Glass marbles
- Clear vase to fit your stems
- Plastic mixing container (use old tupperware)
- Popsicle stick
Your first step is to wash your glass container and pour some stones in. I know, difficult.
Cut your stems to various lengths – but don't stick them into the arrangement just yet.
Mix your Quick Water according to box instructions. I used an old plastic container that was clean. The popsicle stick helps for stirring!
Slowly pour into the vase, being sure not to splash the sides. Bubbles will appear, but it's fine. A lot of them will go away and the rest add character.
Stick the flowers into the Quick Water and reposition them as desired. You have about an hour to play around. The product takes 8 – 10 hours to set.
I'm quite pleased with my final flower arrangement! I think my mom will love it too!
Have you ever tried to put something together with faux flowers? Another project I'm loving is this bouquet of DIY paper spider mums. So cool!