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WREATHS vs WHICH SILK FLOWERS TO BUY

Earlier I wrote an article about the different grades of silk flowers.  In this article I would like to take that a bit further, and describe which silk flowers to buy vs. what wreath project you are working on. Some silk flower grades make a lot more sense than others in this regard. DOOR WREATHS are very popular and are frequently hung on front doors as seasonal wreaths. If the door is in a protected area, then…

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Artificial Flower Grading Scale

Artificial Flower Grading Scale Materials – Artificial flowers are generally ranked on a scale from 1 to 6, with 6 being the highest quality silk flower you can buy.  Although artificial flowers are commonly referred to as silk flowers, not all are made of silk.  Only the higher grades of flowers will be make of silk, rayon, or cotton. Botanical Accuracy – Another element used to grade silk flowers is the look of the flower.  Many…

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How to Clean Silk Flowers

Silk swags, wreaths, and arrangements, are a great way to keep your home beautiful year-round. In fact, many silk flowers today are so realistic, it is difficult to tell whether they are real or artificial. That is, until a layer of dust appears on them. Cleaning can be easy however, and will help extend the life of your beloved silks for years to come. Because silk flowers get dusty just like furniture, they need to…

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Wreath Storage

If you’re like me, you have several seasonal wreaths, along with some holiday wreaths as well. But keeping those wreaths looking nice and new while in storage can be a challenge. The round, plastic storage cases sold at discount stores, (usually found after Christmas), work well, but are expensive, and can take up a lot of real estate. Especially if you are storing more than just a few wreaths. Plus, they usually come in one…

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