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Guest Post- When considering a long lasting look, go silk flowers


Nothing adds to a great look like flowers, but often times this is something that is just not practical. If you find yourself needing flowers but only have a certain amount of time in which you can get them you might run into an issue regarding the vibrancy and longevity of these amazing items. If this has happened to you than you know all too well how frustrating this can be. If this hasn’t happen to you, than take this as a lessoned learned.

What many people have started to do now is to use a wonderful alternative called silk flowers. These can be a fantastic way to set up for a celebration or event and not have to worry about whether or not the flowers were going to wilt. With silk flowers they are always in bloom and always perfect. When choosing silk flowers there is a lot to pick from and there are a few pointers that will help you through all of the various options and things to consider.

To begin with it is important to understand that the term silk flowers is a misnomer. It has been a while since they were actually made from silk, and now they are constructed out of polyester. It was common during the 19th century to hand craft these flowers out of silk but that all changed in the 1950 when polyester became abundantly available.

One great rule of thumb is that flowers, whether real or made from silk, are much like clothing in that they look different in the store lighting than they do in the space that you are going to be using them. It is a good idea to get a sample or test a small amount out in the area they will be displayed. This will give you a clearer picture as to what to look for, and if it matches what you like than go all out.

Next it is a good idea to keep in mind that silk flowers are not necessarily a financial alternative to traditional flowers. These can sometimes actually cost you more. Some people start out thinking that this will be a cheaper route to take and are frustrated when it ends up the same or more than standard flowers. The important thing to remember here is longevity and durability.

If you are looking to save a little money one thing to consider is using an unusual flower as your featured bloom. This is a great technique to give you an arrangement to remember and cut down on costs.

Lastly it is good to know that silk flowers are not actually made for using outside. They can be used, but they will fade. If this is something that you want to use for an extended length of time or want to save in good condition the outdoors would not be advised.

There are some wonderful silk flowers out there from your local shops to online stores, where you can actually find some amazing deals. For example you can click here for a great selection of silk flowers online.

**Thank you Silk Flowers Warehouse!**

About Roxanna Bina

Roxanna Bina blogs about, Fashion, Design and Vinyl Toys with a twist of whimsy and fun and also with an acid tongue!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this article! Silk flowers are certainly a great alternative to live flowers, especially since they last for so long. One can easily create their own faux floral designs using artificial flowers and fake flower stems are perfect for you DIY’s. Plus the fact that they require very little maintenance and that you can easily rotate them out depending on the season makes them great for your home or office decor theme.

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