DIY farmhouse decor with Artificial flowers and plants as an alternative to real pot plants, but they can also be used outdoors. Granted, most silk plant manufacturers do not recommend outdoor use, and you cannot expect indoor artificial greenery and flowers to last for long outdoor, but they will generally last for a season or two. Look for sales and special offers at local craft stores, to find cheap floral options. You can also buy newer outdoor silk flowers and greenery that can withstand the elements more effectively.
Rock Paths or Gardens
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Use artificial flowers outside to add accents to rock paths or gardens. You can mix them with living greenery to add more interest. When mixing artificial flowers with living greenery, use silk flowers bushes or vines for a more realistic effect. Use the same color silk flowers for one area, and avoid mixing colors.
Accent pool and patio areas with large plastic pots full of silk flowers. Mix and match different silk flowers and leaves to simulate real potted plants. Place colorful silk flower-decorated pots on the porch or near the front door, or hang wire baskets filled with silk flowers and vine like artificial greenery, to spice up a boring patio. Use artificial flowers in outdoor balcony drawers, where real flowers would be difficult to water, such as in an upstairs window. Wall hanging flower pots, which are generally shallow, benefit from silk flowers.
Add special decorative accents to front or back lawns and decorate them with silk flowers. For example, a well-placed antique wheelbarrow filled with terracotta pots full of flowers accent any garden or lawn. Use other antique decorative items such as milk jars, watering cans, wrought iron furniture, or old tin toys. Fill them with silk flowers and make them either appears freshly cut or grow in containers. Just think of putting something heavy on the inside of plastic containers so that the wind does not blow over the container.
Seriously Shaded or Sloping Areas
Add artificial flowers to outdoor areas where live plants will not grow, due to poor soil or lack of sunlight. You can also place artificial flowers along inclined areas, where gardening can be dangerous. Place them in bare, empty places in your garden, where nothing seems to grow. These flowers work well under large shady trees, planted near tree trunks. Accessorize your primitive kitchen. Brass and copper fixtures, table lamps and hanging lamps provide work lighting. A tray can showcase a collection of wrought iron skillets, and a window can show a group of cans or bottles. Faded flowers, ribbons, toile, and paisley work well for chair cushions, cafe curtains and kitchen towels.