Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to Make a Silk Flower Arrangement

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I talked about making flower arrangement for my friend’s daughter, who is getting married soon, the other day. They have a modest budget, and they needed a large silk flower arrangement for the backdrop where the bride and groom are going to stand during the reception. I finished making it, and I am ready to share how I did it! I am no professional, but I thought it will be fun to show you what I did, and how easy it is to create your own silk flower arrangement. Thank goodness Joann Fabric was having a 50% off sale for all the spring silk flowers, I was able to stick to the $50 budget!

So, here is what you will need;

* Silk flowers (from right);

2 long stemmed white flowers
1 long stemmed red flower (have several branches, if not, you will need two)
2 med length white flower bushes
1 flower bush with red flowers

Left top, 1 white flower bush

Middle top, 2 bushes of white flowers it had about 12 flowers together

* Tools: glue gun, wire cutter, floral tape, wire and Styrofoam

{How to}

1. Put 2 white long stemmed flowers together at the stem ends. Secure it with floral tape in several places. Then, spread the branches apart. I pulled a couple of the longest branches downward.

2. Take long stemmed red flower and separate the branches with a wire cutter. Then, add them to step 1 with floral wire. Make sure that it looks symmetrical.

3. Add med length stemmed white flowers on both sides with floral wire.

4. Cut out the middle of the Styrofoam, so the stems from step 3 will fit. The reason why I took this route is that I was worried about breaking the Styrofoam by stabbing thick stems into it. Lay the stems down on the Styrofoam and secure it with wire. I also glued it with glue gun.

5. Cut and separate the white large flowers. You need some stems short and some long, so hold your horses until you balance them to see exactly how long you want the stem to be. For the one in the middle I cut the stem to be about 3" long. I poured some glue from the glue gun, and added it in the middle of the Styrofoam.

6. Take two of the white large flowers and cut the stem to about 6" long. Bend 1" from the flower to 90 degree, so when you add the flower to the Styrofoam, they will face front.

7. Repeat the process from step 6 and add more flowers to the top & bottom.

8. Use the rest of the flowers to fill in the open areas to make the flower arrangement full.

I had so much fun making it, and yesterday, the other person who is in charge of the decorations and I created the backdrop. Here are a couple pictures of the whole flower arrangement.

I can't wait to see both of them in front of the backdrop. It is such a privilege to be part of making their day special. :)


  1. Love it! I'm not a fan of artificial flowers but I admit this arrangement is inspirational!

  2. That turned out beautiful! Great job and woo-hoo for doing it on such a low budget too!

  3. I love the way you made this post to make a flower arrangement! It's very easy!

  4. Such an informative blog I also love the flowers really!
    flowers Rockingham

  5. amazing! This design is fabulous, with a budget of $ 50 I could make a Silk Flower Arrangements beautiful, thank you, you give a tutorial that provides a new idea for me :)


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