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Faux Floral Up-cycle (for Mom!)

Every mom has something at their house that you look at when you go home and think ‘throw that away mom’. I think my mom has 23 of these things laying around her house. She is remodeling her basement and I told her it was time for her ugly potted pansies to hit the trash can. Then I realized there is no sense in throw away perfectly good planters; and I could give them a new life!

I had so much fun doing this little up-cycle. I cannot wait to do more tutorials with faux plants because I love everything low maintenance (and fake plants are pretty low maintenance.)

Here was what I started with. I somehow took photos of them so they didn’t look as awful as they actually look in person. You believe me that they were really a sight for sore eyes, right?

I upcycled these ugly faux plants for my mom for Mother's day and love how they turned out!

They were dusty to a point that it somehow wouldn’t wipe off. How does this even happen? The foam they were in was like rotting away so they were sagging. They just needed a facelift!

Michaels has the most gorgeous selection of faux florals. I have to buy at least two stems everytime I go in there! This time I actually had a reason so I went a little crazy. I loved the clean look of these white flowers and the two toned green of the foliage.

I started by spraying my planters. Rustoleum has this line called ‘Matte Hammered’ that I just LOVE. I sprayed it black first, then did a coat of the matte hammered on top. The reason I did this is because I didn’t want to try to use full coverage of the Matte Hammered but I need it for more things! It still gave an awesome effect and I didn’t use as much as if I was trying to cover up the terra cotta. Win-win!

Then I grabbed some Flora-craft foam and cut it to fit in the pot. I’m not sure why it has taken me my entire life to realize I could use floral foam. Life changing.

I upcycled these ugly faux plants for my mom for Mother's day and love how they turned out!

I then simply arranged the flowers in a little arrangement then stuck some faux moss over the foam to hide it!

I upcycled these ugly faux plants for my mom for Mother's day and love how they turned out!

That’s it! I so hope my mom loves them. I thought it would be a simple little Mother’s Day gift that took a minimal amount of time, used something she already cared about (heaven knows why), and looks beautiful! Plus, fake flowers never die!I upcycled these ugly faux plants for my mom for Mother's day and love how they turned out!

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5 comments

  1. Those were African violets. Very hard to grow. Ha Ha Ha. Never looked at them up close, just admired them from a distance. Can’t wait to see the replacement. Thanks for being so thoughtful!

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