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« on: October 19, 2007 08:56:07 PM »

For whatever reason my inlaws sent home two boxes fullof fake flowers that have to be at least 15 years old. Mostly they are small cranberry colored rose buds, some of these off sparkle looking things and greens. Some are put into small bunches, i assume they were for a banquet for something similar?

Anyway, i have a ton of this stuff and no idea what to do with it. I hate to throw it all away but I am stumped and do not have the space to store it. Any suggestions? Huh

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007 02:05:26 AM »

I would make a christmas crown. You can even split the bunches by cutting the stems and pin the flowers in a polystyren crown or make a garland out of them, adding ribbons or pine (real or fake) branches. Have fun !

« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007 09:17:48 PM »

you could tear all of the petals off and use them to creat a layered feather look on styrofoam cones or balls.  they're also good for creating flowers on cards and such.
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007 02:56:31 PM »

You could make a really cute fairy Halloween costume by gluing or pinning them to a flowy dress and wire shaped like wings.
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007 07:50:34 PM »

omg I wish I had a picture to show you. This sounds super cheesy but its not!
I bought cheap table runner for christmas a couple years ago, it was stripes of three shades of burgundy. Really simple.
We [my family] decided to use it for a summer party but it looked too formal so I sewed silk rose buds all around the border. Literally one right after the other. Sounds overkill but it actually looked pretty awesome. Still really nice for a formal affair but simple and fun enough for a casual one.
Anyway you could do that with anything really. Maybe a unused throw, decorative pillows, a bulletin board etc.

« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008 05:35:57 PM »

When I was younger I used to use my mother's fake flowers to make flower pens. Just align the plastic stem with the pen and wrap green flower tape tightly around the pen. They're fun for school. You can even make a flower bouquet of pens for the office.
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008 02:38:12 AM »

You could make them into hair accessories, or given that it's practically spring, you could sew them or the petals onto clothing, for some high fashion florals. Or maybe brooches. or add them to shoes, like the new Coast pumps (really gorgeous effect)
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008 04:11:43 PM »

Flower lights!  Use the search function it's on craftster somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 07:46:54 PM »

When I read the title of your post all I could think of was the episode of Trading Spaces where Hildy did a bathroom.  She completely covered the walls with fake flowers.  She even put them on the window and shower curtains!

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