It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3…

Our individual stems are perfect for creating a bespoke faux flower arrangement that is as unique as you are! All of our individual stems are currently 3 for 2 as part of our mix and match stem offer, making now the perfect time to stock up on some fabulous faux floral heaven. 

If you’ve never purchased any of our individual stems before, or would like some guidance on creating your own wonderful display, then read on for Julie’s top tips for making your own arrangements. 


Step One: Choose Your Vessel

The first step to creating any faux flower arrangement is choosing your vase. It is really important that you choose your vase based on where you are planning to display your beautiful arrangement. 

Planning to create a large show stopping arrangement for your entrance hall? Choosing a taller, wider vase will allow you to add lots of stems for a fuller look. 

Or would you like to create some special arrangements for your dining table? Smaller vases are perfect for entertaining as they enable you to add a touch of floral beauty to your table. Plus they also ensure you can see all of your wonderful guests as well as your flowers.

TOP TIP: The larger the vase, the more stems you will need to add to create a fuller look.

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Step Two: Choose Your Greenery

After choosing your vessel, you will want to choose your favourite greenery. We have so many beautiful options to choose from, but one of our favourites is eucalyptus as it goes with so many spring and summer stems. 

For a larger faux flower arrangement you will probably want to choose about five or six stems of greenery. You could choose to use one type of greenery or add further interest by adding different shades and leaf shapes. We love to add a few stems of bright green viburnum to larger arrangements as they add such a wonderful fresh feel. 

For a smaller arrangement, two or three stems of greenery should be enough to add maximum impact to your displays.

TOP TIP: If any of your stems feel a little too tall for your chosen vessel, then they can be easily cut to size with a pair of wire cutters.

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Step Three: Choose Your Flowers

After picking your favourite greenery, it is now time to choose your flowers. At this time of year we love to create arrangements with peonies, roses and hydrangeas. We have so many wonderful colours to choose from making these flowers perfect for all interior styles.

If you’re creating a larger floral display then you could also consider picking some trailing stems to cascade down the sides of your vase such as wisteria or clematis. Many of our flowers have quite flexible stems so they can bent to your chosen shape.

For smaller displays, you could opt for one large flower stem such as the bridal white dahlia pick or choose to add two or three with multiple flowering heads like our elegant sweet peas

TOP TIP: The more stems you add, the fuller your finished display will look. 

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And Don’t Forget the Finishing Touches

After you have finished your gorgeous faux flower arrangement, don't forget to add a spritz of one of our Flower Fragrance sprays to ensure your display smells as heavenly as it looks! 

You could choose a fragrance to match your flowers such as English Rose or Sweet Pea or why not opt for our bestselling Fresh Flower Fragrance with its scent of rose, eucalyptus and peony. 

Enjoy Your Arrangements! 

We hope we have given you plenty of tips for creating your own fabulous arrangements with our individual stems. There are no strict rules when it comes to making faux floral displays, so remember to enjoy the process of making something which you truly love. You could even choose to create a display with just flowers or just greenery. The possibilities really are endless with our faux flower stems! 

And don’t forget to share your wonderful, bespoke creation with us on social media. We absolutely love seeing how inventive you can be with our flowers.

April 23, 2024 — Julie Bates

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