TikTok’s Quick Trick For Enhancing The Look Of Your Faux Flowers

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TikTok's Quick Trick For Enhancing The Look Of Your Faux Flowers

Faux flowers have improved significantly in recent years, and nowadays it’s easy to mistake them for real ones. High-quality products such as eternity roses can maintain their scent and appearance for a long time, provided that you take good care of them. A TikTok trick for keeping artificial flowers looking fresh is to steam them, which can help to loosen up their petals.

If your fake flowers look dry or flattened from their packaging, a simple steam can be all it takes to restore their appearance and make them look fresh again. As TikTok user @wreathsmadebykatie demonstrates, the steam will immediately cause the petals to loosen up and become more fluffy. It can also help to remove dirt or dust and refresh their scent. Before you try this hack, make sure to check if your artificial flowers can withstand steam by testing with one flower first. Most fake flowers are made from silk, foam, or plastic, and should be fine, but it’s always best to check the care instructions.

How to steam your faux flowers

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To steam your artificial blooms, fill your hand steamer with water and start it on the lowest setting. Lightly shake out the petals in the steam and make sure it spreads evenly across the flowers, as seen in the video. Select the lowest temperature level that works, so the steam is as gentle as possible. If needed, you can also fluff out your artificial flowers gently with your fingers as the steam softens the material.

After steaming, allow the artificial flowers to cool and dry completely before setting them up for display. This will help set their shape and prevent damage as you handle them. If you don’t have a steamer, you can simply boil a pot of water and shake your flowers lightly over the steam. Another alternative is to spray your flowers with a clean water mist and use a hair dryer on a low setting, however, this one only works on silk flowers.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.