House Them In a Beautiful Vase
Bring Them Outdoors
Need some specific, practical tips to make your fake flowers look real? Try any of these:
- Trim the stems. Just a little bit of trimming can make a huge impact on a living look. Cut down stems so that no more than a few inches show above the top of the vase. If the flowers come with leaves that don’t mimic realness, you may want to rip those off, as well.
- Throw in a real flower. Mixing fake and real flowers is a fun trick that will go over most people’s heads, every time. Just one or two real blooms amidst a bouquet of fake ones will add to a lifelike aesthetic – just make sure the real ones are of the same species as the fake and fit in with the colors!
- Opt for wired stems. Fake flowers with wired stems make it easier to create lifelike positions. Make sure your fake flowers come with wires (or another bendable component) before buying.
- Try before you buy. If you really want to make sure the flowers you’re getting look as real as possible, then you’ll want to make sure they feel as real as possible, too. Buying fake flowers without first feeling them for yourself adds chance to the mix; when possible, see and touch them in person beforehand.