Faux Flowers in Faux Water

Faux flowers in faux water…okay, not something I normally tolerate. However, I was looking through a high-end catalog and there they were…silk flowers in, get this ‘water illusion’. Let me tell you, they were outrageously expensive but admittedly looked stunning.

Being a crafty and thrifty person, I was determined to create my own ‘illusions’ but for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how you can do the same.

You’ll need:

  • Floral resin. You can buy it on-line (here) or at your local craft sore.
  • Popsicle or chop sticks.
  • Wire cutters.
  • Clear vase of choice.
  • Faux flowers from the craft store or you can rescue some from a thrift store.

Here’s the how-to:

  1. Clean your vase well.
  2. Using a wire cutters, cut the faux flower stems to the appropriate stem length to fit into your vase.
  3. In a well ventilated area and following the manufacturer’s instructions, mix the floral resin in a disposable bowl using a popsicle or chop stick.
  4. Pour the resin into your vase – for mine I poured approximately an inch of resin into the vase.
  5. Insert the flower into the vase and allow the resin to dry and harden for 36 hours.
  6. Done!

Yes it’s a fake (sorry) faux flower.

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One response to “Faux Flowers in Faux Water

  1. love it ! sweet idea again 🙂

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