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Silk Floral Arrangement
Silk floral arrangements are fast becoming a replacement for fresh cut flowers. Learn how to choose quality silk flowers and care for them.

Velvet roses, lilacs, tulips, tiger lilies and a multitude of amazing silk flowers lend a classic touch to your home decor. The realistic appearance of silk floral can often mislead even a keen botanist. Obviously, silk floral arrangement is gaining wide popularity. Flowers for all seasons and occasions, silk floral arrangement with vibrant silk flowers adds sparkle, ushers charm and beauty to a place.

Silk flowers offer a wide variety of options and appear amazingly beautiful as wedding flowers, in bouquets, baskets, garlands, gift-wrappings, home decor or just a nice wall decoration. Silk flowers are preferred for their realistic feel, stunning colors; versatility, durability and the minimal care they demand post arrangement.

Silk floral arrangement hardly requires any special expertise and is very much similar to arranging fresh flowers. A lot depends on choosing quality silk flowers and arranging the same in various patterns and designs using certain basic floral principles. Discover floral art- the art of silk floral arrangement.

Buy Quality Silk flowers

You may be awestruck by the captivating looks of silk flowers at craft store, fabric store or flower shop. The sheen and flow of silk flowers across different varieties cannot be easily distinguished. Low quality, medium and high quality may all look gorgeous and feel as soft as real flowers.

Smart shopping of silk flowers means being aware of the different silk flower grades. Irrespective of the material, be it cotton with silk finish, polyurethane, latex, polymers, synthetic or natural silk fabric, silk flowers are classified into six quality grades. Stay away from grade 1, 2 and 3 as they are made of inferior quality materials. Grade 4, 5 and 6 are referred to as professional grades as they look and feel like real flowers. Upper grade silk flowers are made of silk, rayon and cotton.

Would you like to arrange silk flowers in a vase, a basket or a bowl? Maybe a silk floral arrangement in a bouquet? Remember the following guidelines while selecting silk flowers::

  • Choose flowers with fullness

  • Check for frayed edges

  • Opt for realistic colors

  • Select flowers proportionate in size

  • Select longer stem silk flowers

  • Check the petal/leaf count

  • Feel the crispness of petal and leaves
  • Check the wiring of petals and leaves

Silk Floral Arrangement

There is no set rule for creating an enchanting silk floral decoration. Get savvy and test your inherent creative skills to make simple yet elegant silk floral arrangements that make head turn. Create a casual, trendy style or a formal traditional design; decided by the occasion. Decide the floral design and equip yourself with a pair of pliers and wire cutters, floral tape wire and arranging foam. Select your favorite focal flowers, contrast filler flowers and other materials like ribbons for arrangement.

Silk floral arrangement designs

Vertical design: Use tall narrow containers and arrange tall and straight flowers in a vertical position. Allow few to slide in other directions to enhance visual appeal.

Crescent or a curved moon shape: In order to achieve balance and depth, the focal flower should be inserted low. Other filler silk flowers or leaves can surround the focal flower.

Horizontal arrangement: Suitable for centerpieces, long tables and windowsills, shallow containers are apt for this kind of an arrangement. The focal flower can be in the center and the filler flowers around.

Triangular arrangement: Arrange flowers in the shape of a triangle, the height greater than the width. The arrangement should let the flowers droop on the periphery of the container.

Asymmetrical triangle: True to its name, placing materials of decoration in any manner can create a beautiful design.

Oval Arrangement: This arrangement makes your silk floral arrangement look good from any side. Larger silk flower blooms can be placed in the center and smaller ones can cluster around the edges.

The S Curve: Is a very popular style and requires silk flowers or foliage with graceful leaves. It can be an upright or horizontal S Curve.

Silk floral arrangement Vs. Real flowers

Facts prove that silk flowers are gaining importance and acceptance rapidly as compared to real flowers.

  • Availability of flowers not restricted to seasons

  • Affordable and easy-to-get

  • Flexibility, can twist and turn without fear

  • Everlasting/durable, doesn't fade with time

  • Easy to care, demands least maintenance

  • Suitable for all occasions

  • Natural allergen free.

Care for Silk flowers

  • Use quality glue while arranging silk flowers

  • Give a fresh look using synthetic filling that dries well

  • Once a week, feather duster silk flowers

  • Firm dust can be removed with a blow dryer

  • Select coolest blow dryer setting

  • Use warm soapy water to occasionally wash silk flowers
  • Rinse well and carefully hang to dry

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