SIMPLE TIP FOR FAUX PLANTS AND WREATHS

Faux plants do not know they are fake. They just think they have super powers and do not need water. That’s why this tip for faux plants and wreaths is a game changer at our house. If my faux plants were alive this tip might save them and make them look so good. So what’s the secret sauce, the tip to perk up our wreaths and greenery?

FAUX OR FAKEPLANTS ?

Sidenote: Do you say faux or fake? I say faux because fake always makes me think of something else.

If you prefer real plants here is a two-minute read on ferns.

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Okay, so this simple tip was a game-changer. And, it did not involve a chemistry equation.

I was wiping down random surfaces in the house and noticed my bright potted faux greenery was dull and tired looking. It never really occurred to me to clean my non-living plants.

Isn’t that why we buy fake plants-because they are low maintenance?

Do you remember when I had to clean this popular garage sale wreath?

But for $3 it came with a musty odor. That wreath essentially needed a bath before it came into the house.

So why wouldn’t I clean all my plants and wreaths? It never occurred to me.

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Um… but these days we all tend to wipe sown surfaces than we did a few years ago.

SIMPLE TIP FOR FAUX PLANTS AND WREATHS

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My faux plants were not visibly dusty. But, then again you can’t see germs on surfaces. I wondered what if something lingered on those leafy, plastic leaves.

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STEPS TO CLEAN FAUX PLANTS AND WREATHS

  • ROUND UP POTTED FAKE PLANTS + WREATHS
  • PLACE 1-2 IN THE SINK
  • SPRITZ WITH CLEANER

I grabbed one of several potted artificial plants in our bedrooms and placed it in the sink. My first thought was to just use the spray nozzle and give it a good soake. But, But, I thought that might create bigger issues.

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It was easier than that and less messy.

I just spritzed the faux leaves and stems with an all-purpose cleaner, just one of a dozen cleaners in my coat to storage closet.

And, immediately the plant looked fresher, brighter and maybe happier.

Yes, I just said that about my-living plants. But if real wreaths and greenery had feelings then our fake plants likely have faux feelings.

I regularly spritz my real plants when I found this little cutie in the dollar section at Target.

I found this clear glass mister.

Do you all already do this with your greenery and wreaths?

I must have been off my cleaning game! Then again, I clean more surfaces now in years past. But, the difference is impressive. Go ahead and try it and let me know what you think. 

With those instant results, I went around the house and freshened up the faux plants. I will never ignore those waxy stems again.

Before you go here is one more tip for faux and real plants.

 

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8 Comments

  1. This will sound crazy, bu I ran my tougher fake plants thru the dishwasher (quick cycle) and they came out great!

    1. HI Lori, This made me laugh out loud! I run alot of things through my dishwasher, but I had not thought of fake plants! love it!
      laura

  2. Good tip and reminder. It’s something I need to do. I laughed at the idea of faux feelings from the plants. 🙂 Maybe they do have them and mine are probably feeling dusty which would of course make them sad.

    1. HI Beverly, Ha! Or maybe they are like Linus and his dirty blankie! There is a security in a little dust! Ha!

      Happy Sunday! laura

  3. The joke around here is that I ran everything except children and small animals through my dishwasher (including Legos!)! I slosh my silk flowers through soapy dishwater, use the sprayer to rinse, rap them several times and let them drain dry! If they have large dusty leaves, they get a swat with the bottle brush, too! I often put them outdoors or over the hot air vents to dry. If petal edges get frayed looking, I take my sharpest shears and trim the edges; perks ’em right up!

    1. That’s a great idea Kathy on the frayed edges! Love it! Thanks for stopping by! laura

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