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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Stop and Smell the Fake Roses


I'm not really into fake flowers. I usually don't like the look of them, the feel, or that odd "craft store" smell that they always seem to hold. But sometimes they can be used in a way that makes them look really classy and add a nice ZIP to a room.

I went to Michael's and picked up...
Fake Flowers
Florist Tape
Ribbon

-optional-
String
Charm of some sort


All you need to do is simply gather the bunch of flowers in an order that you like and simply start wrapping the florist tape around the stems to hold them into place. Do this enough until you have a nice smooth surface. If leaves or such are getting in the way of keeping the florist tape laying flat then just cute off the leaves or stems.



After you have the flowers secured with the tape, take the ribbon you picked out and hot glue the end to where the florist tapes is. Put the hot glue on the ribbon first and then guide the ribbon to where you want it laying. This will help you make is lay more even. Also by gluing the ribbon you have an easier chance of being able to maneuver the ribbon into the place you want it if you messed up.



You can either stop here or add a little more zip with the optional items that you could have bought. I like to keep pickin' at my crafts to see what more I could add to them, so I did add a charm, but that is up to you and what you are trying to add to your room. But just tie whatever string you want and have you charm hang nicely... I also hot glued the string in place so it wouldn't come undone. I picked a cute "L" as the charm, for Lucy since this is going in her room to add a little splash to her room.


Super easy and should only cost you around $5, depends on what kind of flowers you want. Michael's was having a sale of %50 off their fake flowers, so take advantage of it while you can. I really enjoyed how fast it was and the easy no mess clean up afterwards.

30 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing what a cute idea!

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  2. I use them in crafts for Emma.

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  3. I have never liked fake flowers either, but those look really good!

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  4. We actually used almost all fake flowers for my wedding and it was worth it. Way cheaper, and no one knew the difference.

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  5. Pretty cool I am not a fake flower person normally but I may go check this out.

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  6. This is very cute. I've got lots of fake roses around my house. Our wedding was decorated in rose petals, so we've got quite a few of those as well.

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  7. so pretty. you quite creative!

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  8. The Queen loves fake flowers. I may try this. Although she would probably take the charm off to use for a necklace.

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  9. Awww.... what a terrific idea. And really only $5. Wow!

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  10. Those are pretty! I agree with you about the fake flower thing...

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  11. I don't really like fake flowers either but those are nice!

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  12. Very cute.

    Now if I could only figure out a way to get to the craft store with out causing chaos because my kids grab everything on the shelves since the isles are SO NARROW!

    How about that run on sentence?

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  13. Thanks for the idea! I really need to start sprucing up my house this year... it seems so plain, and I can't seem to keep real flowers and plants alive. We have a Michael's nearby, so I'll have to go check it out! Thanks again!

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  14. Very, very cute!

    Hey, I copied off your recipe for the corned beef and cabbage and we LOVED it!

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  15. hahaha to your comment about strange craft store smell. What IS that? Is it all the weird potpouri they have gathering dust on Aisle 22?

    Cute craft!

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  16. I am not a fake flower gal either, but those are cute. Hope Lucy enjoys them. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  17. awwww, I sure miss decorating a little girls room. My little girls aren't as little as they used to be. My oldest is 16 and my youngest daughter is 9. When Meg leaves for college next year I promised Grace that we would redecorate her room.

    Make sure you take pictures when you are all done!

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  18. I have a problem with smells, so have quite a lot of fake flowers as I can't have the real ones. We have found that depending on where you buy them, you can get some that are really nice - I have a lovely bunch of roses next to my bed!

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  19. Love the idea. Will you post a pic of them in her room? I think I may have to go to Michael's this weekend!

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  20. Ooooh, you are so crafty! I also love the new pic of the bouncing baby.

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  21. So cute Martha ... oh, you're not Martha? Coulda' fooled me. Anyways, super cute.

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  22. What a great idea for a little girl's room! I love your combination of pink and green, too.

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    Allison

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  24. Oh my goodness! Are you this naturally crafty or did you take classes!

    I love it!!

    I am now reading to see new ideas everyday! :-)

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  25. So cute! What a great idea!

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  26. Cute! I have artificial flowers in each of my daughters rooms similar to the ones you have shown...I think I should try what you've done because they definiteyly look alot cuter this way. I am also not a faux flower kind of gal normally but they do serve a purpose for some things...in a kids room it's alot safer than a vase with water in it!!!

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  27. Cute idea. These would make lovely tie backs for curtains in my daughter's room. I really need to start decorating around here.

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