Artificial sunflowers add a beautiful touch to your landscaping with flowers. Their soft yellow petals easily mirror the heat of the sun to your landscaping. There are hundreds of different ways to add artificial sunflowers to your home. You could create a lovely, colorful wreath for the front door, a dramatic floral arrangement in a large vase, or create sunflower garlands to display on your windows or doors.
Sunflower orchids and sunflower garland look gorgeous when arranged with artificial sunflowers. You will love how these two flower groups interact with one another. They create such a beautiful display that your guests will be awed by the beauty and magnificence of this combination. Your yard will suddenly become an inviting and beautiful area. Your friends and neighbors will wonder how you achieved such perfection with such simple flower arrangements.
Many people choose to use artificial sunflowers in their flower gardens. If you want to recreate a real garden, then using the real thing is the only way to go. If you decide to use real flowers, make sure that they are given a thorough watering before starting to arrange them in your flower garden. Watering will help prevent the roots from becoming dry and weak.
Once you have finished assembling your artificial sunflowers, you will need to arrange your actual flowers. Decide which groupings will go together in your arrangement. Use a selection of colors and textures to bring out the overall look of your arrangements.
Now that you have your flower arrangements in place, you can add some finishing touches to your arrangement. The most popular idea for floral arrangements is to use silk or satin ribbons. These ribbons can be found at any craft store or even online. Just remember that the more delicate your artificial sunflower look, the more expensive it will be. So if you are on a budget, opt for something more simple and less costly.
One fun way to enhance the appearance of artificial sunflowers is to decorate them with fake green leaves. This will make your flower arrangements look more tropical. Try using a combination of faux green leaves and petals to create a colorful but subtle arrangement. Other creative ideas include using fake grass and coconut pods. You can also put a few drops of green leaves or grass clippings on top of your fake green leaves to create an excellent look.
Creating sunflower bouquets in yellow – fake flowers in yellow is also a fun activity for young kids. For this project you will need a bunch of yellow sunflowers, some white paper, brown construction paper, a glue gun, wire, and a spool of yellow yarn. To start your project simply wrap the bunch of sunflowers in the white paper and secure it to the back of the paper with the wire. Then attach the center of the paper to the bottom of the brown paper and sew the ends together. If desired, you can attach fake leaves to the front and back of your fake bouquet.
Another fun activity for kids is to make their own sunflower garland. This is a great activity for young children and even some of their grandparents. Garlands are really easy to make. All you need are artificial sunflowers in different colors such as tan, yellow, pink, orange and red. You can use them in your homemade windchimes to give a unique look to your yard.
Begin by gathering up your two artificial sunflowers of equal heights. Next put the first one in the middle of your yard at a distance of four feet from the front door. The second one should be placed in the back about two feet away from the front door. Start stringing the loose ends of the yarn together while attaching the center of the flower to the end of the string. Finally, attach the two center pieces of the fake sunflower garland to the front and back of the second flower. Now your homemade windchime is complete.
If you want to make more than two artificial sunflowers you can purchase an inexpensive package of 100 sunflower garlands. These packets of garlands are available in most garden centers and are generally priced at under ten dollars each. Make sure that when you buy these packets that they are sealed and contain enough dried flowers to reach your desired height. Remember, if you make more than two sunflowers you will need to provide some sort of support for the artificial flowers as well as possibly a stake or rope for the center of the flower. If you do not have a large shed available, you might consider building a wooden frame that would provide support for the entire flower bed.
Another option available is to purchase a sunflower kit. There are kits available for both windowsill and outdoor use. When using the kits you simply follow the instructions provided. To ensure proper placement of your artificial sunflowers, make sure that the flower bed has been well watered prior to placing the seeds.