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.
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.
Probably even prettier as the weather ages the painted flowers, hmm?
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!
from: The Thrifty Rebel
This tutorial has all it covered on how to make plate flowers to fake out your garden.
from: Design Dreams by Anne
Make a welcoming sign for your yard, add a flower or two, and voila!
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.
Who would need to plant any flowers with a shed door, window or fence painted like this one?!
from: From The Alley to the Gallery
And for that junk lovin’ faux gardener, salvaged license plates always works.
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from: Miss Eileen aka Goofing Off Blogspot
Make flowers out of those leftover tin cans and then paint them bright or just let them get rusty.
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.
from: The Thrifty Rebel
Find a pretty thrifted flower bowl and turn it into a birdbath like this one.
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
See this floral stencil collection inspired by these projects.
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- Vertical chicken wire planter
- DIY paper and wire flowers
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- Easy Stone Filled Faux Succulent Planters
- How to Use Herbs as Accent Plants in your Flower Containers