how to use silk flowers

If you’ve ever walked the halls of Homegoods, fake flowers are everywhere. But to me, they look fake.I wanted fake flowers that look real in vase. So real I wanted artificial real touch flowers – ones that even felt real when you touched them (because who doesn’t walk up to an orchid plant and touch them to see if they are real? I do since they are ridiculously hard to keep alive.)

Enter Afloral. They are a company that specialize in high end silk floral arrangements. They sell everything from plastic to artificial real touch flowers for your treasured moments. Whether it’s a bouquet for your wedding so that you can keep it forever (genius!), flower arrangements for your home or an event floral decor. Whatever your needs, Afloral has the most gorgeous selection to make your flower dreams come true.

Afloral allowed me to choose some to experiment with. Given my picky background with flowers I had to see for myself if fake flowers that look real in vase would look high end enough for my vision. I – was – floored. The touch of these real touch flowers is beyond amazing! Someone was in my house when I was creating my centerpiece and she touched them too and she couldn’t believe it! The softness of the rose petals! The velvety feel of the Lambs Ear! It’s really amazing what a high quality artificial flower can feel and look like. I’m sold

flowers used

  • peony in Beige
  • real touch rose in cream pink
  • real touch mini peony in white & lavender
  • dusty miller and boxwood pick in grey green
  • lamb’s ear spray flocked

artificial real touch flowers and Pottery Barn Tuscan Urn vase in Dining room centerpiece.


Atlanta blogger - lifestyle blogger creating home centerpiece inspiration with manzanita branches in dining room.



bluegraygal Atlanta Lifestyle blogger.


fake flowers that look real in vase using manzanita stick branches and roses.

To re-create the look visit this blog post on everything I use to create the basics of my manzanita branch centerpiece and stay up to date on great holiday centerpieces ahead by getting my weekly email!

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  • Simran Ahuja
    September 28, 2017

    I liked your article. Even I think that artificial flowers are easy to maintain and even its cost is less. as it has advantage that it can last for long time.

    • Kelly
      October 18, 2017

      You’re right they last a long time! Low maintenance, forever lasting! Plus I change up my arrangements a lot to keep them looking fresh! Thanks for reading, Simran!

  • So Gorgeous, Its really looks stunning.. I love this amazing post…

    • Kelly
      May 22, 2018

      I’m so glad you like it! So it looks like you’re a silk flower lover as well? How do you use them in your home?

  • BradyJuicy
    June 30, 2018

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    November 30, 2018

    I am a real touch florist. I do weddings and even photographers can’t tell the difference.

    • Kelly
      December 5, 2018

      Oh I love that! Just curious – why do brides ask for real touch flowers? So they can save them? It’s a brilliant idea.

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