Do you wish you could bring fresh flowers into your home without dealing with the watery eyes and stuffy nose? You can get the colorful vibe flowers bring to a home without suffering the allergies that accompany them. Make fun DIY centerpieces with silk flowers, or craft your own non-allergenic floral decor using the following tips. Do you often wish you could decorate your home in the spring with pretty flowers? You can; here’s how.
Real touch flowers
You might associate silk flowers with an image of dusty, fake-looking arrangements that fade with time. Today, you can get a variety of blooms that look and feel real to the touch, and don’t carry pollen into your home. Plus, they can last forever. Not to mention you don’t have to keep them in a vase full of water. You can arrange them any way you like in a container of your choice. You can fill the vase with sand, crystals or even pebbles if you like.
Crochet is a fun DIY activity that can be utilized not only to make afghans and clothing, but also decor for your home. Craft some colorful blooms ( free patterns here ) with a hook and a little bit of yarn, then attach them to anything you like. You can attach the flowers to afghans and decorative towels, or you can arrange a bouquet of handmade flowers in vase or bowl.
Paper and fabric can also be used to create unique floral arrangements for the home. Make paper flowers using tissue paper, crepe paper, vellum or any lightweight paper that is easy to fold and bend to your will. Colorful fabric scraps and buttons can also be utilized in homemade bouquet-making. Paper and fabric are inexpensive tools to make your own flower decor, and they will never die (or make your eyes water).
You don’t have to decorate your house with flowers, real or fake, to get a light, spring atmosphere. Decorate your home year-round with flowery paintings and printed fabrics in floral patterns. Today’s floral-inspired decor isn’t stuffy and boring, but can be very fun and contemporary. To do it yourself, choose a simple flower as inspiration and paint a modern, close-up of the bloom.
Add a simple, spring touch with a floral centerpiece on your dining or cocktail table. Make a handful of paper flowers and pile them in a shallow bowl. Place the arrangement alone in the center of your table. Or, fill a clear bowl with water and place a few clean rocks at the bottom; cut the stem off a large silk flower and let it float on the surface of the water. You can add flowery touches to nearly any centerpiece–without the allergy symptoms.
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