FRONT PORCH DECOR IDEAS USING FAKE FLOWERS~HOW TO EASILY ADD FAKE FLOWERS TO YOUR PORCH PLANTERS
If you are an owner of a black thumb like I am, you will appreciate this post. I will fully admit that, not only do I own a black thumb, but I have never paid so much attention to the exterior of any of the homes I have lived in quite like this one. This will be the third time that I have refreshed my front porch. We have only lived here for not even 2 years. This refresh is still a work in progress. You can see what I have planned for it here. It’s not getting a complete overhaul. Just a few changes. And with fall approaching I like to give things a fall spruce up.
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For my most recent refresh I did just a few months ago, I had originally put a small planter (that I made) with fresh flowers in it on my front porch. And I loved it. I loved the look of fresh flowers out there…but then I forgot about them..and then they started to stink…and then the dog got a hold of the stinky dead flowers and rolled around in them…and then she stunk. It just wasn’t worth it. So when I purchased these metal buckets for my “new” front porch I knew I wanted to add flowers to them. But I wasn’t going down the stinky rotten flower route again. I embraced the faux. There is no reason to fear faux flowers. This is the year of the faux. And with fall and winter approaching faux just seems to make so much more sense.
These metal buckets I purchased are huge. I love them but dang I had no idea how large they were. The largest bucket is 25″ high. I think I can fit my youngest child inside of it with room still for the dog. Because these buckets are so massive I knew I needed some large scale flowers…with a side of smaller flowers.
(PS…you can find the plaid rug here)
I kept the color scheme fairly neutral which is just my preference. I like to go heavy on the greens and add in a few pops of color. Again, just my preference. Also, my front porch is covered. You can find fade resistant flowers if you need to. I found my flowers at TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby.
My first step is to add in the large greens. I like for my arrangements to be full and have the greens spilling over the bucket. The sloppier the better.
I then added in my blooms. I choose big fat faux hydrangeas I found at TJ Maxx. I put those front and center.
I could have probably stopped here but I wanted it to look a little fuller. Since my other flowers I purchased were smaller and they needed help in the height department (kind of like myself), I added a box I had inside the bucket. I then added two plastic vases weighted down with some rocks on top of the box.
I then added in my smaller flowers to the plastic vases to give a little height to the back of the bucket. Hobby Lobby has flower bushes and when they have their half off sale these become a great value. I purchased a magnolia bush and some purple flowers for a pop of color (no ideas what these purple ones are called)
Since these are faux flowers, you can bend and fluff as you feel needed to get the look you want.
These flowers never need watered, they won’t start to rot when you forget about them and I can keep them in these planters year round, especially since fall and winter are approaching! Win, win and win.
So close to being done with (fall) porch refresh # 3 (or 4…I lost count) …stay tuned!
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