Roses are red, violets are blue, but artificial flowers can have you glued. Swing your way through this article for an exclusive access to instructions on making artificial flowers.

How To Make Artificial Flowers

Flowers make for one of nature’s most striking handiworks. They are colorful, they are pretty and they will always stay loved for these very reasons. However, in spite of flowers looking as good as they do, they still come with an unfortunate disadvantage and that mostly involves the fact that they can’t last for a lifetime. This setback, however, was only a blessing in disguise, because if it wasn’t for a setback like this, man would never have felt the need for artificial flowers. Artificial flowers really are the next best thing to natural flowers. They score high on popularity lists because they come pretty close to looking like the real deal, and can last as long as you would want them to last. Artificial flowers can also be made all by yourself in the comforts of your home. You really don’t need to buy them from a store. Go ahead and read on to familiarize yourself with step-by-step instructions on how to make artificial flowers.

Making Artificial Flowers 

You Will Need 
  • Silk Cotton Fabric
  • Craft Paints
  • Fabric Pen
  • Scissors
  • Thin Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Paint Brushes
  • Clear Glue
  • You will have to begin with a pencil and silk cotton fabric. With these two tools, you will have to draw out designs that you know will do justice to the final product. If you are looking to create a certain flower, draw inspiration from a live example. If you really want to, you can pluck out a few petals and trace them onto the fabric.
  • The number of petals you need to trace will depend on the fullness of the flower. The fuller or bigger the flower, the more petals you will need to make. However, don’t go overboard with the petals. The point is to get as many petals as needed to make the artificial flower look as real as possible.
  • Once you’re done with tracing the petals, you will have to proceed to cut them out. For this you will need a sharp pair of scissors and a skillful pair of hands. You can’t afford to go wrong with the cutting as that will only ruin the process of putting an artificial flower together.
  • If you haven’t used color fabric, but have used white instead, you will have to paint the petals to get them to look as close as they can to the petals of a flower. Sometimes, however, it is okay to just go ahead with making the flower sans color. However, if you do decide to use color, you will start painting from the outer edge of the petal and then move towards the center. As you approach the inner edges of the petals, make it a point to go easy on the color, to make it as close as possible to the real deal. Allow sufficient time for the color to dry before going onto the next step. 
  • Once the paint has dried, hold two or three petals in your hand and shape them according to your fancy. Once you have the flower’s center, you can begin to add petals around it. Feel free to place petals over each other, but don’t be too uniform when going about it, because this may result in a flower that looks a lot less natural. 
  • Proceed to secure the petals with a stem. For the stem, you can use a thin floral wire and thread it through the base of the petals while still holding them together. Once you’re done with this, use a little glue around where the petals are attached to the stems. This will help provide the petals and the stem with the additional security that they need. Finish off your artificial flower by wrapping the stem with a green floral tape.

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