Hi ya’ll! I want to share a little secret about this beautiful and easy DIY faux floral arrangement…most of the materials came from Dollar Tree! Each arrangement literally cost me around $5.00. Which makes these a very doable option for wedding decor, baby showers, bridal showers, and even outdoor picnics. You could also add these to your home decor to brighten up your space for spring and summer.
I made these for a family outdoor picnic we put together for my mom on Mother’s Day this year. My mom is not a huge fan of flowers (she prefers leafy plants and succulents) but she loved these! And my sister, who is also a plant and succulent lover, liked it so much that she took one home! (And I’m pretty sure there is not a single flower anywhere in her home…so the fact that she asked for one says A LOT! 😉)
In this tutorial I will share with you what materials I used, the type of flowers, and the process of making them. However, please feel free to change up the color of the tin can or the type of flowers to match your style and to fit your needs!
What Is An Easy DIY Faux Floral Arrangement
An easy DIY faux floral arrangement is simply a small variety of single faux (fake) flower stems that you have arranged within a holder (vase, jar, tin can, box, etc.).
Some floral arrangements can look extravagant and impossible to make. But by using only a small variety (3-4 different types) of floral stems you can easily create something beautiful.
*You can purchase faux flowers at most department and craft stores.
What You Need To Make An Easy DIY Faux Floral Arrangement:
- Faux Floral Stems (I used Zinnias, Baby Breath, Hydrangeas)
- Floral Foam (I used 3.8″x2.8″x1.9″)
- Natural Jute Cord
- Tin Can (I used a 29oz family size fruit/vegetable can)
- Spray Paint (I used Semi-Gloss White)
- Clear Gloss Spray Paint (Optional)
- Wire Cutters
- Rubber Gloves (Optional)
How To Make An Easy DIY Faux Floral Arrangement
Preparing The Tin Can
The first thing you will want to do is peel the label off of the tin can and throughly wash it. Once you have the tin can washed and dried you can spray paint it.
*Tip: wear rubber gloves while painting a tin can.
I like to put my hand inside of the tin can while spraying it. Being able to move the can around while spraying helps eliminate paint runs and missed spots.
The rubber gloves keeps the paint off of your hands.
After the tin can has dried I like to add a coat of Clear Gloss Spay Paint. It gives the can a little extra shine and chicness. However, this step is completely optional!
Arranging The Faux Floral Stems
Once the paint is completely dry you can begin arranging the faux floral stems!
You will start by using wire cutters to cut each individual stem off of the faux floral bouquet. (This makes it easier to arrange inside of the tin can.)
Next, place the floral foam block inside of the can.
Then, slightly bend the tops of the faux floral stems (right beneath the flower). This helps create a “fuller” look, especially around the rim of the tin can.
*Tip: start by lining the rim of the tin can with the largest flowers.
Then add the other flowers, larger to smaller.
Add The Finishing Touches
This easy DIY faux floral arrangement looks beautiful as-is. BUT I usually like to add something a little extra to most of my DIY tin cans and mason jars to give it that rustic-chic look. My go-to is jute rope or cord!
For this DIY we are going to use jute cord. Simply wrap the cord around hand and elbow 3 times (approximately 78 inches).
Wrap around the back of the can and even up the ends. Then crisscross the two strands and wrap around to the back and crisscross again. Do this a total of 4 times (there will be a total of 5 strands around the can).
Then tie the two strands together into a bow at the front of the tin can.
I hope you enjoyed making this beautiful and easy DIY faux floral arrangement! Please leave me a comment below, and feel free to leave a picture of your floral arrangement as well! I’d love to hear from you.
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