I am thifty. Yes I am. But I also like my Faux Floral Arrangements to look good! And while I’d love for my home to be filled with fresh flowers all the time, I don’t have the budget to replenish them each week.
Do you want to know My Secret to Creating Great Looking Arrangements Using Faux Flowers? In this post I’ll share with you the Spring Basket I just put together for my front door.
I started with a door basket made from loosely woven vines and lined it with some sheet moss.
Then I tucked in some really nice looking purple and pink sprigs of faux lavender purchased at Michael’s, and some little sprigs of white flowers from my own stash. The basket, the moss, and the flowers were, so far, very inexpensive . . . especially with coupons. I only shop Michael’s with coupons and I have the store App loaded onto my iPhone so I never forget my coupon at home.
The next addition to my basket, and the crowning glory, were three gorgeous faux tulips.
Buying a few realistic flowers to add to the less expensive flowers IS my SECRET to creating a gorgeous arrangement.
Having a few stunningly beautiful flowers tucked into an arrangement really makes it special, as they draw your eye directly to their beauty. These particular tulips look so real that you want to touch them and, when you do, they even feel real!
While realistic looking faux flowers can be expensive, I only needed three for this smallish basket, and they will last for years to come.
Last year I got to go to the LA Flower Market (pics HERE). It is HUGE . . . blocks and blocks . . . and the prices are unbelievably LOW (unless you include the airfare to LA). My local source for faux flowers is Twigs, in Greenville, SC. Their single stem flowers, swags (like my kitchen swag HERE), and pre-made arrangements are fantastic. I like to go there just to walk around and soak in the beauty!
So were my beautiful tulips a little expensive? Yes. But since I’ll have them for years to come they were, in the end, a very thrifty find. If you liked this post please don’t forget to Pin It!
Now, do you know what would make my door pop even more? Color! Yes, I’ve been pinning pretty doors to my Exterior Door Colors Pinterest board for awhile now, so watch for some changes coming up soon!
Happy Spring y’all!