Artificial flowers are lovely just like real flowers. Though they don't have quite the same effect as real flowers in that they don't permeate the room with the smell of fresh flowers, they last much longer. One of the best features of artificial flowers is that they can be purchased virtually anywhere; some large-scale stores and all craft stores carry a large array of artificial flowers. If you are interested in making an artificial arrangement for Valentine's Day, use your creativity to create an arrangement that will last a lifetime.
Find a vase. For a valentine arrangement you can use any type of vase. Tall vases, short vases, round vases, square vases and even colored vases, if you stick to red or pink, work well for the holiday.
Create a classic Valentine's Day arrangement by picking up a dozen artificial red roses and a few sprigs of artificial baby's breath. You can change up this look by adding an additional 12 roses to make it an arrangement of two dozen. If you go with two dozen roses, you can add six white and six pink roses to the mix to make the arrangement more colorful.
Arrange the roses in the vase. Depending on the type of vase you chose you may need to trim the stems of the roses to make them stand correctly in the vase. Angle the stems of some of the roses inside the vase so that some of the roses face outward around the rim of the vase rather than all of the roses facing upward. This gives the illusion of a fuller vase and it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Once you have the roses placed as you want them, insert the baby's breath to spread out the arrangement and make it look fuller and more lush.
Create a smaller arrangement by using only five or six artificial roses in one small, short round vase. Cut the stems of the roses so that the flowers are just taller than the vase. Place the roses inside the vase so that four of them face outward along the side of the vase and place two more in the center. Forgo using filler plants or flowers and leave the arrangement full of only roses.
Tie a red ribbon around the vase in a bow to make the arrangement more romantic and nestle a card in between some of the roses with a handwritten love note or poem appropriate for the holiday.
Tips & Warnings
- Add other greens to your arrangement along with the sprigs of baby's breath. Try fern leaves or lemon leaves. You can add artificial filler flowers as well to make the bouquet look larger and more beautiful. Good options for filler flowers include mums, carnations or daisies.
- Make sure your arrangement stays appropriate for Valentine's Day by using flowers in shades of red, white and pink, which are more romantic for the occasion than yellows, blues and purples.
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