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How to Make Faux Flowers Look Chic Using Leaf Ribbon

To cap off last week's home tour videos, I am sharing one way I display faux flowers to make them look sophisticated and even real. I like to use leaf ribbon on the inside of a clear vase to make the arrangement look like it came from a florists' shop.

Of course there are many ways to display faux flowers. You can use glass pebbles, decorative opaque vases, and even acrylic water (which I have also done), but sometimes it's fun to use leaf ribbon to try to achieve the chic look from a florists' shop. I'm showing you how to use it in today's video with various vase shapes.

I usually get my faux flowers from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon and AFloral.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial in today's video.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration. We had such a great day. I wanted to share this quote from Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women:

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Regarding last week's real and faux indoor plant post, DD writes, "I mix real and faux flowers in arrangements. A bunch of real lilies (inexpensive at the supermarket) in a big vase with several faux long, drooping stems of tiny orchid blossoms gives me an easy, beautiful, impressive arrangement for the entry or dining table. I've seen guests check them out and determine "real" when they see the lilies are real! Economical, beautiful, and easier to arrange and take care of than a big bouquet of varied real cut flowers."

Hi DD, what a great idea to mix real and faux in the same vase. I bet your arrangement looks spectacular!

Today, I would love to know if you use faux flowers when decorating. How do you like to display them in a vase? Let me know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. See you on Thursday for a pregnancy chat video.

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Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

Thank you for your video. As you said, it is relaxing for you to create the floral arrangements, and it is calming for me to watch you! I had a very nice Mother's Day, and I hope you did, too~ However, the rest of my weekend was rather turbulent, and I was still feeling upset this morning. Your video helped me to calm down, and I sincerely thank you! I don't know whether I will be creating this type of arrangement soon, but it is good to know that it is so easy to do. I will probably start with a live plant for my first experiment~

Warm best,

Charlene said...

Dear Jennifer,

I just LOVE watching your videos because you are so real and so genuine. It’s like listening to a good friend tell you about something. I use both real and faux plants and flower bouquets in my home too but I had never heard of leaf ribbon. I’ll be off to Hobby Lobby to find some tomorrow. Thank you for that advice. You mentioned being out of breath because of the pregnancy. I look forward to the pregnancy chat on Thursday and hope you are feeling really good and doing well this time.

Warm wishes,

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Alexandra, thank you! I hope you are feeling better and am glad you had a lovely mother's day. Thank you, as always, for your comments.

Hi Charlene, Thank you! I really appreciate your encouraging words.

Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

I mentioned the painter Tamara de Lempicka a week or so ago. As it happens, today would have been her 120th birthday! Synchronicity abounds!


Niculina McClanahan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Hopefully you had a really beautiful Mother’s Day, almost as beautiful as you are! And congratulations on 12 years of marriage, that is a real milestone! I wish you and your family many more, in good health and happiness!

It seems like I’m learning something new every day-I haven’t heard or seen a leaf ribbon until now. My favorite faux flowers are 2 clear vases with white tulips in the master bedroom.I’ve had them for about 12 years now and I think I will try to give them a fresh look wrapping some of this ribbon around the interior of the vases. I also have 2 faux palms that I use to define the entryway space apart from the living room. These are also vintage, like me😀Thank you for the tutorial, you have given me a great idea!