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If you’re thinking of going shopping this weekend, make sure you head to Michaels craft store and pick up some of their Fall florals and stems.
And no – this post is not sponsored by Michaels! This is just me telling you how gorgeous their faux flowers are for the Fall season! (Say that 10 times fast – I dare you!)
I was amazed at the varieties of flowers and stems to choose from. You can make just about any style floral arrangement to match your decor: large or small, tall or short, fat or skinny. You really can’t go wrong!
For our living room mantel, I like to create tall floral arrangements to balance the large flat-screen TV centered over the fireplace.
Here’s what I bought at Michaels last weekend…
The fabric sunflowers come in a pretty palette of Fall colors. Look closely and you’ll see subtle shadings and lines in each petal, helping to give these a realistic look.
I also purchased several decorative Fall stems:
I started each arrangement with these Fall stems first, and then added the sunflowers. As the IKEA canisters I used are rather lightweight, I added some rocks to the bottom – yes from our decorative rocks around our patio. Use whatever works, people!
To keep the arrangement standing upright and not flopping over, since the canister openings are a bit wide, I stuffed small recycled plastic bags into each canister around the base of the stems. I packed the bags in almost all of the way up the sides. Nobody sees it and the flowers stand up proudly!
Aren’t they pretty? And because they are Fall-themed, I can keep these arrangements up through Thanksgiving.
The color of the canisters is the accent color in our living room, and I have most of our Fall decorations in an orange and aqua palette.
I love the Fall stems. They provide height and color.
Check out the pretty Fall colors:
The pussy willows are so pretty. And they’re fuzzy!
(And Michaels has their florals and stems marked down now too! I might need to buy more!)