Do you like the look of a vase on a table in your home filled with tall forced flowering branches? Don’t have any to bring in from your yard? Then make your own with this easy faux blooming branches DIY. These pretty branches can be made in less than an hour and will look like the real thing with only one difference… no watering needed.
When I decorate my living room console table, I need to go big, so that whatever I place on it looks in harmony with the oversize Roman numeral clock I made that is hanging on the wall.
Small items end up looking like clutter.
So when deciding how to GO BIG for spring, I decided to make my own faux flowering branches using branches from a tree in my yard and artificial flower petals that I had in my decor stash.
It didn’t cost me a thing to create as I had everything I needed.
I like how the color purple looks in this room against the wood paneled walls and the white sofa. It is my White and Woodsy – Spring Edition.
Instead of using moss as the filler for the planter, I used black river rocks. They give the flowering branches a modern vibe. I have white river rocks also, but I will save them for summer.
How to Make Faux Blooming Branches
- Branches from trees/shrubs in your yard or from the craft store’s floral department
- Faux flowers – 2 – 3 heads – I used purple hydrangeas
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- River Rocks – optional
Time needed: 50 minutes
How to make faux forced flowering branches to decorate your home for spring or any season using any faux flower.
- Find Branches
In your yard, look for tall branches from trees or shrubs that have a nice shape or line to them. Use snipping pruners to cut one or more to fill a vase or planter.
- Add Styrofoam to Vase
Stuff vase with pieces of Styrofoam saved from packaging or from the craft store. Fill the rest with bunched up plastic grocery style bags.
Cut the branch to the height desired and push ends into the Styrofoam to secure them in vase.
- Fill Top of Vase
Instead of using moss, use river rocks to cover the Styrofoam.
- Remove Petals From Faux Flowers
Depending on how they are made, use a pair of scissors to snip the flowers from a faux flower head or simply pull them off. When cutting them off, make sure to take a little bit of the back stem on each petal. Doing this will keep each bloom together.
- Add Hot Glue
Place the petals face down on work surface and place a dot or two of hot glue on the back side of a flower petal.
- Attach to Branches
Press the flower petal on a branch. Repeat this process until you fill the branches with blooms to get the look you want.
You can place two or more blooms together to create size variations along the branches.
Make sure to space the various colors evenly around the branches to create color balance.
- All Done
The nice thing about making your own faux forced blooming branches is that they won’t wilt or need a green thumb to keep them alive. :-)
Do you have any old or unused faux flower stems in your decorating stash that can be taken apart and used to make forced branches or in a creative decorative way?