An artificial hanging flower basket.

Artificial Hanging Flower Baskets

Hey friends! Artificial hanging flower baskets are a great low-maintenance option for a place in your home that needs a focal point. Would you like to make one yourself?

Come along and add a bit of sunshine to your home, porch, or patio with this quick and easy tutorial.

See more flower arranging ideas HERE.

Flower Wall Decor

I have a corner wall on our screen porch that needed a little somethin-somethin. I knew I would never take the time to water and care for it because it is outside and out of my line of vision. Out of sight and out of mind!

Along came Crazy Aunt Patty again with another idea for this spot. Before I could say “FAUX FLOWERS”, we were on our way to Michael’s.😂

See her last project for this same spot HERE.

In under 2 hours (including shopping and driving home), she made this fall flower arrangement for my screen porch.

Would you like to try one? I will walk you through the process so you can do it too.

 

Fall Planter Ideas

First, you’ll need to decide on a general floral color palette, type of flowers, and a container to use.

Measure the container and the approximate height you’d like the arrangement to be. Take pictures of the vessel and the room. Bring all that information along when you shop!

 

Hanging Flower Basket Ideas

Here are a handful of hanging containers if you do not have one yet! The first two designs are similar to mine. Affiliate links in blue.

Metal Hanging Basket

Hanging Planter Basket

I also found these other styles on Amazon. 

Wrought Iron Hanging Basket

Wrought Iron Hanging Planter

Black Hanging Basket

Hanging Planter

Window Hayrack Basket

Fall Flower Arrangements

Before you start flower shopping, maybe you need a little fall flower inspiration? I’ve got you!

Here’s a link to a roundup of so many beautiful fall arrangements! Click HERE Many are faux, a few are real, and others are a combination.

 

Materials for Creating Flower Decoration at Home

Here’s what you’ll need to create your fall arrangement.

Flower Stems a variety to fit your basket
Floral Foam Base to fit your container
Exacto Knife or foam cutting knife
Scissors
Wire Cutter
Planter Container basket or planter
Plant Liners optional

(I bought all of my flowers and supplies at Michael’s)

Finding your Artificial Fall Flowers

Check which stores carry faux flowers in your area. Look online or contact craft, hobby, or home decor stores. Determine which stores you want to visit and which fit your style and budget best.

Sources for faux flower stems and supplies:

Michaels
JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores
Hobby Lobby
Afloral

Try these links for a great selection of faux flowers:

Pottery Barn
West Elm
Hayneedle

 

 

Shopping for your Faux/Fake Flowers

Patricia’s strategy is to fill the cart with an assortment and then edit it down, which I think works well!

Here are my tips.😉

Take your time.
Trust your gut.
Buy what you love.
Buy more than you need, return what you don’t use.
Bring a friend for help.
Allow yourself enough time to shop.
Have fun and enjoy the process!

Grab a cart, begin to select an assortment of the flowers you like. Just take out a stem or two of each of your favorites.

Step back to look from various angles, or try taking pictures with your phone. It’s amazing how much easier it is to make a decision when you can see it from different viewpoints.

Combine different types of flowers, until you find some options you like. Consider varying heights; use one upright variety, one trailing vine, and another that’s in between. Repeat.

Handle all flowers with care. Faux blooms and leaves can be fragile and sensitive to folding or denting. Some varieties are flexible, but others may not recover, and you may not notice until you start putting your arrangement together.

 

How to Make Outdoor hanging flower baskets

Below are the steps that Patricia took to make this hanging flower basket.

1 Gather your materials together in a well-lit working space. You will need your container, flower stems, floral foam, scissors, Exacto knife, and wire cutter.

You may also need a base to support your container if it has a rounded bottom. We first tried a bowl, but an old pillow worked much better. 😁 

 

 

2 Cut the foam base if necessary to fit your container. We needed to piece 2 foam shapes together to fit our container. Patricia started with the cube, then quartered a half-sphere to support the center. See below.

 

3 Start in the center, then work your way outward. With a firm grip, push each stem into floral foam until it is stable. Cut stems apart if necessary or bend to fit your arrangement.

Don’t be shy, most faux stems are adjustable and bend fairly easily. 

 

4 Play around. Fan out the flowers or spread its branches or leaves when needed. After you have the vertical center area complete, place your arrangement in your plant container.

 

5 Continue to add different flower and leaf varieties. Pull back the branches from your first planting, push the next set of stems into the floral foam.

 

6 Keep planting additional flowers until you feel you have the correct amount. To finish, spread out the flowers and adjust to fill any gaps.

When you are confident that you like the look of the plant arrangement, remove any remaining tags. Hang and enjoy!

 

 

If you try this or any Bloom creative project, I’d love to hear about it in the comment box below. If you share a picture, please tag me @bebraveandbloom or use the hashtag #bebraveandbloominspiration on your photos.

Happy planting!
xo,
Cindy

 

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