Flowers really brighten up a room and add beauty to home décor. Fresh flowers smell so sweet, but too quickly they die off. For those individuals who prefer longer lasting floral accents, artificial flowers are the way to go.
Whether you have purchased silk flower arrangements, or make your own, it is likely that you have some artificial flowers around the house for crafts or on display. Silk flowers provide fantastic beauty in such a variety of ways, unless they become soiled and dirty.
If your artificial flowers become dirty, they detract from your interior décor’s appearance. Whether your silk flowers are arranged in a basket, on a small wreath, or simply in a bunch on the stem, there are options to get the fake plants clean.
Some people try to dust the artificial flowers with a feather duster. Sure this can get some dirt and grime off of the silk flowers, but the artificial flowers just do not look like they did the day you brought them home. There is an easier way to get your floral arrangements clean and looking their best.
Don’t drag out the vacuum cleaner and all of the attachments to suck the dirt and dust from the leaves and petals of your flowers. This method will help spruce up the silk flowers, but may rearrange your arrangement for you if you are not careful. Not to mention, these methods of cleaning artificial flowers won’t get the dirt and dust from all of the tiny surfaces such as the petals and the stems. The dust and gunk really seem to stick to the material of artificial flowers in hard to clean areas.
Instead of trying these methods, simply grab a paper bag and some salt. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt inside the paper bag. Place the artificial flowers inside the bag with the salt and close the bag. Hold the arrangement or artificial flowers securely in the bag and shake. Be careful to hold the arrangement in a way where the flowers will not become dislodged from their place.
As you shake vigorously, the salt can get into the tiny crevices and spaces in the artificial flowers. The dust and dirt come right off. This simple and easy method will leave your flowers looking like new.
After cleaning the flowers, you may need to make minor adjustments to the floral arrangement. If some of the flowers moved slightly, simply nudge them back into position. Careful handling of the arrangement during cleaning will minimize this situation, but most flower arrangements are sturdy enough to be cleaned with no problems at all.
The next time you notice your silk flowers are looking a little under the weather, try this easy and inexpensive idea. Cleaning your artificial flower arrangements will spring your home decorations from dull to dazzling quickly and easily.