Recent Posts


Floral Word Backdrop

Last year someone tried to explain to me that fake flowers were coming back into style. I didn’t believe them. Then I started noticing small things like Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement. I went to my favorite store last month in Paris, Merci, which is the most beautiful concept store in the world, and they had fake flowers everywhere. I’m not sure it has hit the US yet but we decided to make some party decor based on faux flowers.


Good faux flowers can get expensive so we visited several dollar stores to find the best colors and styles for this projects. This project is straightforward but we did use a projector to get the type outline right. I love the idea of using it for a birthday party or wedding. So perfect and flowery for a Spring or Summer party.




Materials needed: Projector, pencil, silk flowers (we bought ours at the local dollar store), wire-cutters, gaffers tape

Step 1: Search online for a cursive typeface that you like. Download the font and use a word processor to type your word as large as possible. Then, project the word onto a large, blank wall and trace lightly with pencil.

Step 2: Use wire-cutters to separate flowers from the bunch. Be sure to leave a 5-6 inches of stem connected for each flower. We used about 30 bunches of flowers in total.

Step 3: Attach a flower to the wall by applying a piece of gaffers tape vertically along the stem, so the tape won’t be seen. Fill in the outline with flowers, starting from the topmost part of the letter and working your way down. Continue to add and layer flowers together to create a fuller look.

Step 4: When you get to the end of the letter, flip the direction of the flower so the stem is pointing in the opposing direction. Fill in the gaps with more flowers, then fill in the remaining letters.



Styling & photography by Naomi Julia Satake
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake and Justine Pon

  1. Melissa

    April 4, 2017

    I love it! The colors are so bright and fresh!

    xx, Melissa

  2. Tori//

    April 4, 2017

    So incredibly lovely! This project just screams springtime perfection.

  3. Rebecca

    April 4, 2017

    I am definitely here for the fake flowers trend. Fresh flowers are still my favorite thing but they get expensive and die and aren’t always in season. Daiso (a Japanese dollar store that is also in some US cities) has some extremely pretty fake versions of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, jasmine, etc.

    If you wanted to make this and bring it somewhere else to hang up (fake flowers are also great when you want to make a project way in advance!) what would you suggest making the base out of? Ordinary cardboard?
    A friend of mine is/was planning to make a marquee light for my wedding this summer, but maybe we could do this instead and sneak some of those led lights on the wires it?

  4. Michelle

    April 4, 2017

    It looks wonderful, and not so fake from far away!

  5. Paige

    April 4, 2017

    You did an amazing job on this!


  6. Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    April 4, 2017

    I LOVE fake flowers! I have ever since I was a kid and people always told me I’d eventually grow up and think differently, but that hasn’t happened yet. Fake flowers are so much brighter, and the fact that they never die is definitely a bonus. Watching things die – especially such pretty and expensive things as flowers – is depressing, and I don’t want that around my house.

    We’re going into Winter where I live, so having fresh flowers right now would be even more difficult. I think I’m just going to scope out the $2 shops and fill my home with fake ones to add some colour to my surroundings. I really do love this idea, it makes me so happy just looking at it!

  7. Stick War Game

    April 12, 2017

    As a serial plant killer this is such a wonderful idea, they look so beautiful and delicate and so unkillable!

Comments are Closed

More Recent Posts