Plant and Flower Trickery

Since Shane and I travel so much, I’ve slowly been trying to switch out my live plants for fake plants. I hate doing it. I would so much rather have the real deal, but it’s just too much to get someone to water them when we are gone for months at a time. This past week I did a bit of plant trickery, and I decided why not do some flowers, too?

I had this vase already and decided to add some marbles, acrylic water and a little clipping off of a fake stem I already had.

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I’ll be honest with you. These are not the cheapest projects. The acrylic water is expensive. In this vase I probably have $25 into it. The acrylic water is about $7 at Walmart and this vase took two kits.

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This vase I picked up at Hobby Lobby, along with the calla lilies. These flowers are cheaper than some of the others and still look really good! This vase took two kits of water. Although, I would have liked to have added a third but I’m cheap! I spent about $40 on this arrangement. I know that’s not cheap, but now I have the look of fresh flowers in my house all the time! To me it was worth it.

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These roses are a bit more on the expensive side, but if you are going to get artificial flowers spring for the nicer ones! They look and feel so much more real. I can’t remember exactly how much they were, but I want to say they were close to $6 a stem. Again, not cheap but I love the way they look in my kitchen now.

 

 

 

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This is where the yellow flowers live:

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The smaller plant is for the coffee table once I get it back.

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The roses hang out near the kitchen sink. Although, I predict they will all do a lot of moving around.

 

This photo by Karl Poynter. http://www.karlpoynter.com

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