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How to Fill an Outdoor Planter with Artificial Flowers

How to Fill an Outdoor Planter with Artificial Flowers

Not everyone comes into this world with a green thumb – and some of us have allergies that make live flowers problematic. That doesn't mean you must forego a beautiful patio floral display. Fake outdoor flowers are the perfect solution. We'll explain, step-by-step, how to fill an outdoor planter with artificial flowers and create a beautiful, lifelike presentation. If you want to know where to get these beautiful artificial outdoor plants, we can help with that, too!

Benefits of Using Artificial Flowers

They may not have the lovely aroma of live flowers, but silk flowers have plenty of other advantages. Here are a few of the reasons why using fake outdoor flowers to beautify your backyard is the smart play:

  • Low Maintenance: Outdoor artificial flower arrangements require very little care. You needn't worry about watering them, they don't attract bugs and they'll never wilt and die.

  • Cost Effective: There's no need to buy new flowers when the old ones die. You can use the same blossoms year after year. You can always freshen them up by rearranging them or swapping out a new bloom or two from time to time.

  • Plentiful: You can use whatever colors and types of flowers you wish, even if they're not in season.

  • Unaffected by Weather: Artificial flowers aren't phased by inclement weather. If you happen to leave your planter out in a snowstorm, it won't hurt anything. However, keep in mind that if your blooms will be exposed to sunlight, it's a good idea to use UV-resistant fake outdoor flowers – otherwise, they can fade over time.

6 Steps for Creating Outdoor Artificial Flower Arrangements

You can add color and beauty to any outdoor space without a lot of effort on your part. Just follow these 6 steps for outdoor artificial flower arrangements that will bring you plenty of "oohs" and "ahhs."

Step 1: Choose the Right Planter

Compared to live plants, artificial flowers provide more choices when it comes to outdoor planters. With artificial plants, for example, you don't have to worry about them outgrowing their pot. Therefore, choosing the perfect decorative planter is largely a matter of personal preference, although there are a few other considerations:

  • Size: Think about the size of your artificial flowers and how large you want your outdoor floral arrangements to be.

  • Weight: The weight of your pot is an important consideration, particularly if you live in a windy area.

  • Style: Your planter's style should complement the surrounding décor and landscape.

  • Drainage: Yes, you need drainage holes. Even though you won't be watering them, the drainage holes keep water from pooling in the pot and damaging your fake outdoor flowers.

Step 2: Prepare Your Planter

First, clean the planter thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. If your pot doesn't have drainage holes, drill several holes in the bottom. Additionally, you can include a layer of gravel or rocks to improve drainage. If you plan to place the planter on a hard surface, add felt pads to the bottom to prevent scratches. Finally, if it will be exposed to harsh weather conditions, consider adding a layer of sealant to protect the planter and extend its lifespan.

Step 3: Form a Base

Since you're not planting flowers in dirt, you need something to hold them up. Floral foam blocks are ideally suited to this purpose. They can be cut to fit the size and shape of your pot and provide a sturdy base for the stems. Another option is using rocks or pebbles to anchor the stems, which promotes stability and adds visual interest to the display. For more support, when sticking an outdoor artificial flower in a pot's base, use floral tape or wire to secure the stems to a dowel or stake.

Step 4: Arranging Fake Outdoor Flowers

Once your pot is ready, it's time to plan how you want to arrange your fake outdoor flowers. Remember that flower arranging is a personal preference. Don't be afraid to have fun and experiment with it.

  • Create a focal point in the middle of the planter with a larger or brighter flower.

  • Add smaller flowers around the focal point, positioning them in a way that creates balance and symmetry.

  • Use flowers of varying heights and colors to add depth and dimension to the arrangement.

  • If your planter can be viewed from all sides, ensure the display looks good from all angles.

  • Add greenery and filler flowers to create a more natural and realistic look.

  • Step back and view the arrangement to ensure that it looks balanced and visually appealing.

Step 5: Finishing Flourishes

Add greenery such as leaves or ferns to fill in any gaps and create a more natural look. You can also add filler flowers or buds to the arrangement to make it look fuller and more vibrant. If your planter is large, consider adding trailing plants or vines that will hang over the edges.

Step 6: Give It a Theme

Finally, to add a seasonal touch to planters with fake flowers, you can include bows, ribbons or ornaments and change them out to match upcoming holidays. For example, you can stick a flag in the planter for patriotic holidays or include a bunny at Easter.

Once You Know How to Fill an Outdoor Planter With Artificial Flowers, It's Easy to Find What You Need at Silks Are Forever

Filling outdoor planters with artificial plants is a great way to add color and beauty to your outdoor space. By following our step-by-step instructions, you can create a stunning planter that will look great all year 'round. Find all the fake outdoor flowers and supplies you need at Silks Are Forever!

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