Design Tips – DIY Tips For Creating Your Own Artificial Plant Arrangements

Here at MAGT, we love DIY projects. Whether it’s updating your outdoor space or improving the feng shui flow of your interior spaces, we’re always looking for ways to help our customers and readers create new projects.

Recently, we came across this amazing YouTube video, where the host provides a step-by-step guide to creating a beautiful floral arrangement using an urn, foam blocks, and a variety of different foliage. The design that she creates can leverage live plants, artificial plants, or a combination of the two.

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Our favorite tip from this video is the reminder that “nothing in nature is perfect“! The great thing about creating your faux plant arrangement with foam and artificial stems and plants is you can adjust it as you see fit. If it didn’t turn out perfectly the first time, just try again. That’s part of the fun of DIY…right?

There are lots of ways to create DIY artificial plants. Here are the steps on making artificial plants:

*Remember, the goal is to always make fake plants look real, even if they are artificial arrangements.

Step 1: Buy materials that represent plants. You might even try replicas of fake plants like these:

plant materials E-NUKTA Succulents Plants Artificial 14 Pack- Large and Durable Realistic Fake Succulents Made from Material for Indoor Outdoor Home Décor DIY Floral Arrangements Ollain 4 PCS Artificial Sansevieria Plants 30 Inch Tall Fake Snake Faux Plant for Indoor and Outdoor Home Garden Office Store Decoration (Yellow Edge)

Step 2: Make sure you have a container in which you’d like to hold your new arrangement. Check out the following cute plant holders and pots below:

SunGrow Tabletop Containers, Creates Mini Glass Terrarium Garden, Excellent Gift and DIY Project, Can Withstand All Seasons, 3pcsMyGift 7.5-Inch Modern Rectangular Clear Glass Trough Vase, Succulent Planter PotMosser Lee ML1122 Pearl Stone Soil Cover, 5 lb.

Step 3: Next, you’ll want to get some “fake soil” to lay your materials on. Make sure to get pebbles or fake sand grains to make your fake plants look real.

Mosser Lee ML1122 Pearl Stone Soil Cover, 5 lb. Exotic Pebbles PMS0510 Polished Gravel, Mixed, 5 Pounds, 3:8-Inch Ellie Arts | Natural Decorative Bag of Mixed Pebbles | Small Rocks | Stones | with Colorful SuperMoss for Fairy Gardens, Air Plants, Cactus, Terrariums, Succulents and more.

Step 4: Finally, add your materials together! Gather the ones you think are the best fit for each other and put them in one of your containers, and add some soil, and voila! You have just created your very own artificial plant arrangement!

These are perfect for gifts for your friends and family during the holidays, as birthday presents and more!

For those of you who don’t have that creative spark, or just want to sit back and enjoy the beauty of products like the one created in the video, check out these beautiful arrangements:

A beautiful ceramic vase with rose arrangement. Attractive and peaceful arrangement.

A bright and vibrant tropical arrangment with amazing colors

A cute and homey Rose and Peony Arrangement

We’d love to see your results if you give the project above a try. If you create this project, or have another favorite project featuring artificial plants, be sure to leave a comment and let us know about it!

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2 thoughts on “Design Tips – DIY Tips For Creating Your Own Artificial Plant Arrangements”

  1. A pristine, green outdoor landscape will catch the eye and engage their senses no matter how harsh weather conditions are. That’s what faux greenery brings to any setting. A refreshing and lovely vibe which makes a wonderful impression on everyone.


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