Simply Stylish Faux Flowers: Gorgeous Everlasting Arrangements to Adorn Your Home and Celebrate Special Occasions

Simply Stylish Faux Flowers: Gorgeous Everlasting Arrangements to Adorn Your Home and Celebrate Special Occasions

by Sylvia Hague
     
 

Creating beautiful faux flowers arrangement for home decoration or for dinner parties, holidays, and other special occasions is a wonderful way to add sparkle and elegance to a room's decor. An expert in the art of faux flowers shows readers how to make many different types of floral arrangements, presenting easy-to-follow projects explained in step-by-step

Overview


Creating beautiful faux flowers arrangement for home decoration or for dinner parties, holidays, and other special occasions is a wonderful way to add sparkle and elegance to a room's decor. An expert in the art of faux flowers shows readers how to make many different types of floral arrangements, presenting easy-to-follow projects explained in step-by-step instructions. She opens with a color-illustrated guide to silk flowers of many different kinds with information on their uses, and then follows up with advice on needed tools, materials, and containers, and a general introduction to construction techniques. Chapters the follow display photos with lists of needed items for home displays, and for special occasions that include bridal bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, anniversary arrangements, Valentine's Day roses, an Easter garland, a Christmas wreath, and many others. A closing chapter advice on caring for faux flowers, with tips on storage, cleaning, and renovating. Beautiful color photos on most pages.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Professional floral designer Hague, whose arrangements have graced the British ambassador's official residence in Rome, demonstrates how to create beautiful arrangements of artificial flowers for the home, holidays, and weddings. She describes specific uses for 100 individual flowers and greenery and accompanies each description with a color photograph and information on the necessary supplies, proper care and storage, and online businesses that stock these fakes. Step-by-step instructions and photographs are provided for assembling 24 floral arrangements. VERDICT With complete information needed to make artificial floral arrangements, this book will appeal to interested amateurs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438000381
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Sylvia Hague began creating faux flowers in the 1970s when she and her British diplomat husband were posted to the United States. During subsequent postings, her own elegant faux flower arrangements began attracting attention and leading to commissions. On her return home to England, she made use of her talent by starting a successful business, Sylvia Hague Faux Flowers.

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