HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FAUX FIDDLE LEAF FIG PLANT FOR YOUR HOME DECOR
Dear fiddle leaf fig plants-why are you such pains in the buttocks?!? I know I’ll kill you if you are real so I don’t dare even attempt to bring you home to the family. And you fake ones are too much moolah for being a bunch of plastic leaves. So you never have been invited into my home until a light bulb went off in my head one day at TJ Maxx when I saw fiddle leaf stems.
I grabbed them because I just knew I could attempt something but then I put them back thinking I was crazy (which I sort of am). Every time I went back to TJ maxx afterwards I’d talk to the fiddle leaf fig stems and ask them how they were doing. One day they told me they were on clearance and there were only two of them left. It was a sign-I had to get them. Ideas were forming in my head so I grabbed the last two. I knew there was a way I can turn these little stems into something that resembled a plant. And I actually did and it was so easy but I have a few tricks to make it easier for you.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FAUX FIDDLE LEAF FIG PLANT
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- Fiddle leaf fig stem. I found mine at TJ Maxx. If you can’t find any in store anywhere a quick google search will help. These look very similar to mine and these from West Elm are slightly more expensive but also look great.
- Planter of your choice…stay tuned to see how I made my planter
- Mason jar (or something similar in size)
- Reindeer/Craft Moss (you can find this at the dollar store)
Have I told you how easy this is? Especially with my secret weapon…
Place your mason jar inside your planter and add some packing paper or trash bags around the mason jar. This will prevent your jar from sliding around in your planter.
Fold (do not cut) your fiddle leaf stems. Folding the stems will help keep them standing straight in the mason jar and will prevent them from flopping over. It might not make sense but just trust me. Fold each stem at varying heights.
Place your stems in the mason jar. Add each one and adjust them as you see fit.
Add your reindeer moss to hide the mason jar and packing paper.
Disclaimer: At the last minute I ended up putting a few trash bags under my mason jar to give it more height. I also put a few paper plates that fit perfectly over the trash bags inside the planter so the mason jar would sit level. I didn’t take any pics (oopsie). I was on autopilot and did this without even thinking that I should snap a few pics until after I added the reindeer moss back in. This stuff is meeessssy so I’m not messing with it again. How tall you want your plant is completely up to you. Look how cute this little plant looks in my room we never use.
This project is easy…so easy. Too easy actually. If you can’t find fiddle stems you love, any large scale leaf stem would work here too. I’ve seen large magnolia stems everywhere. If you are the type of person that does not have a black thumb and is up for the challenge of keeping a plant alive you can buy real plants off of Amazon and I have heard great things about them. If you are like me and can kill a fake plant, Amazon has a giant faux fiddle leaf fig plant that has great reviews (this one too and it’s 6 feet). I’ve also heard great things about the Hobby Lobby fiddle leaf fig tree. There is a slight possibility he might be joining our family buuut he might be too small for where I want him to go. I’m secretly holding out for this 6 footer from World Market.
For now though, this little guy works for me. And if you love this idea and want to save it for later you can pin it here:
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