12 Faux Garden Flowers. No Planting Required!

Who doesn’t love a garden full of flowers, but hey, not all of us have a green thumb, right?  So here is a DIY collection of faux ways to add garden flowers to your yard, porch or patio without having to plant a single seed, flora, shrub or bush!  


12 ways to add faux garden flowers to your back yard, porch or patio.


Bicycle wheel flowers

from: The Hanky Dress Lady

These salvage bicycle wheel faux flowers could not be more unique and no doubt the conversation piece of any yard party.


Large flower painted rock

Probably even prettier as the weather ages the painted flowers, hmm?


Fake flowers: baskets, hoses, plates and more

Fake and faux flower projects galore are featured at The Whoot.com.  Bright and colorful and crafted out of garden hoses, baskets, glass plates and more, but definitely no digging in the dirt with these!


Faux plate garden flowers

from: The Thrifty Rebel

This tutorial has all it covered on how to make plate flowers to fake out your garden.


Flower painted sign

from: Design Dreams by Anne

Make a welcoming sign for your yard, add a flower or two and voila!


Faux flower mosaics

from: Grow and Resist

These faux mosaic flowers were laid onto cinder blocks and then placed as a raised flower bed (which turned out beautifully, by the way), but adding pretend flowers via mosaics can be done on flower pots, stepping stones, etc…  Once grouted down these bright and colorful pieces are quite a lasting way “keep your garden blooming” yearlong.


Faux Painted fowers on a shed door

Who would need to plant any flowers with a shed door, window or fence painted like this one?!


Motorcycle license plate faux garden flowers

from: From The Alley to the Gallery

And for that junk lovin’ faux gardener, salvaged license plates always works.


Faux tin can flowers

from: Miss Eileen aka Goofing Off Blogspot

Make flowers out of those left over tin cans and then paint them bright or just let them get rusty.


Faux allium chicken wire flowers

from: The Feral Turtle

Keep the color purple showing in your yard for seasons to come with these faux allium flowers made with chicken wire.


DIY flower bowl bird bath

from: The Thrifty Rebel

Find a pretty thrifted flower bowl and turn it into a bird bath like this one.

 flower-painted-chairFlower painted chair

from: The Red Painted Cottage

Find a miss-matched, thrifted chair and cover it with painted flowers, or paint just a few.

So if reasons beyond your control or ability are keeping you from planting real flowers in your yard, I hope these faux garden flower ideas will inspire you to fill your space with flowers anyway.

And even if you have a garden full of flowers already, any of these faux flower ideas would add some punch and work as a flower “filler” in between the bloom times of your perennials.

 Happy gardening, faux sure!  ~ Amy

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6 Responses to 12 Faux Garden Flowers. No Planting Required!

  1. Anne@DesignDreams May 15, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Aww thanks for including my sign! What cute ideas!!! I’ll have to steal a few… 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  2. chris aka monkey May 15, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    what a cute collection of faux flowers the talents were out in full force with these thanks for sharing put a smile on my face xx

  3. Sherry May 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    These are such cute flower ideas Amy! Great round up!

  4. sharleen May 15, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    These are very cute and pretty… great ideas . thanks for posting them.

  5. Feral Turtle May 16, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    What a great post for us garden challenged!!! Also thanks for plugging my chicken wire flowers. I actually bought some tomatoes and peppers, planted them in the greenhouse and they froze. I was a little mad but I live in Canada….what can you do. Wait until June I suppose and even then, I will keep my fingers crossed. Cheers!

  6. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel May 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    Wow, so much great inspiration Amy! I’m going to have to try some of these this summer. The bicycle wheels, and licence plate flowers are awesome, and I love Karen’s chicken wire flowers. Thanks so much for including my plate flowers and bird bath.

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