how to make a beautiful outdoor floral arrangement

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

I am obsessed with floral arrangements. Especially beautiful ones that I can never seem to grow. I get busy with horses, and all of my other projects that I just don’t have the time to dedicate to caring for a bunch of flowers. So this year I have decided I am going to go the artificial route. And I thought it would be fun to share with you how to make a beautiful outdoor floral arrangement that will last forever!

I mean I buy silk flowers all the time for my horse jumps, so why not make something that will stay pretty all the time for my front door? Last summer I made some homemade DIY tall planters out of trash cans that I bought at Home Depot for $12.00 a piece. And I love the way they turned out. But then when I added some pre-made flower baskets, well, they just didn’t look as I had intended. And then there was the daily watering. There were more than a few days that I forgot to water them, and they would remind me of it every time I walked in the front door.

Amazon To The Rescue

But this spring will be different, because I found a whole bunch of artificial flowers on Amazon that I will be using to craft my permanent floral arrangements to welcome friends and family to my front door.

I love shopping on Amazon. If there is something I want to buy, I simply check Amazon and they usually have what I want. I was shopping for some lights for my recently made over tack room, and then I saw a beautiful bunch of flowers, thanks to Amazon stalking my shopping and browsing habits. And I found this:

using silk flowers for decorations

Isn’t that beautiful? And the best part, all of the flowers used in this arrangement are artificial. So no care, and no watering, ever. But the hard part was finding all of the flowers the person bought to make this arrangement. Thankfully, she had created reviews for almost every flower stem she bought to make this beautiful arrangement. This made it easy for me to at least get the flowers. So I got busy searching for the flowers on Amazon, and this is what I had to buy:

Red 4 Piece Artificial Shrub 

Artificial Plants Wheat Grass

6 Bundles Artificial Lavender Bouquet

Baby’s Breath Artificial Flowers (White)

Artificial Boxwood Shrubs With Flowers

Fake Calla Lily Plants

Eucalyptus Leaves Bushes 

Faux Daffodil Greenery Shrubs

I know, it’s a lot of artificial flowers, but in order to create a full arrangement, you will need a lot of flowers. The good news is once you buy them, they will last forever, and you will never need to buy them again. And then you can enjoy the arrangements for years to come. And if you get bored with them, you can always use them for horse jump fill, right?

Assembling The Arrangements

Another great thing about Amazon is how fast they ship. I received all of the flowers (and my barn lights) within 4 days thanks to Prime shipping. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, and you do a lot of online shopping, I would encourage you to give Prime a try I have found the cost is worth it, especially with how much we shop on Amazon.

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

So after I had all of my packages, it was time to create the arrangements.

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

So I got to work by grabbing my homemade tall planters, and filling them with a little more dirt so it would be easier to place the flowers.

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

With all of the different floral shrubs I had to choose from, it was easy to make the arrangements full, and pretty.

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

And now I have two beautiful flower pots full of beautiful flowers that will greet me every time I come home.

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

The End Result

In the end, the cost of these flowers were worth it to me. I was able to create two planters full of flowers that will need no care. I think as long as I keep them out of the direct sunlight, they should last for a very long time. I am missing the calla lilies, and I will add them when they come on Monday, but I just wanted to show you how easy it was to make an outdoor floral arrangement with plastic flowers that will last all summer long!

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

I’m not afraid to admit my shortcomings. And I definitely am not very good at growing or keeping flowers alive. I have tried the pre-made flower baskets, and tried to grown full flower planters with seeds. But the end result has never been good. However, this summer will be different, because I already have two planters full of beautiful flowers that will never need watering, and they will never die. I call that a win win!

How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement

And in case you were wondering about the string lights I was buying for my tack room, they were perfect too…

making improvements in your tack room



I am horse crazy and love DIY projects, and finding great deals on everything horse related. When I have a new idea, or find a great deal I love sharing this information with you.

    2 replies to "How To Make A Beautiful Outdoor Floral Arrangement"

    • Nesar Uddin

      Hey Lisa!
      An amazing post you have shared.
      Nice pictures that you have captured.
      Your home now is so nice I think, I have to do like you.

      • Lisa

        Hi Nesar 🙂
        Thank you so much, and I checked out your website, very helpful resource for all things artificial plants!

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