Artificial Fruits - Fruits for show!

Published: 22nd August 2008
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For years artificial fruits have become a part of home décor. They are made using various materials and are arranged either in baskets, boxes, plates or domes. Earlier clay was the material used to make these fruits. But nowadays materials like wax, plastic, leather, wood and even glass are used.

Reasons for the popularity of the artificial fruits: There are many reasons for which the artificial fruits have become popular. These are:

i) They serve as wonderful showpieces for decorating your houses

ii) They can be used to decorate Christmas trees and any birthday party

iii) They are used in schools to teach the children colors and names of various fruits

To make a wonderful home décor, you do not always need to buy the already arranged ones from the shops. You can yourself make a beautiful artificial fruit arrangement at home. In this article we will let you know how this can be done.

For arranging the artificial fruits you need to have the following:

a) Your preferred fruits like pears, oranges, grapes and bananas

b) Sandpaper

c) Roses for decoration if you need

d) A bowl of silver or glass

e) Silver paint

f) Silver leaf

g) Gold leaf

h) Paintbrush

i) Soft brush

j) Silver die cut leaves

Now, the procedure of how to make a good fruit arrangement! Follow the below-mentioned steps carefully for that.

1) Use the sandpaper to de-gloss the fruits

2) Use the silver paint to paint the fruits. Allow the paint to dry up

3) Now is the time to add silver leaf. Use adhesive on the fruits and let it stay on the fruits for half an hour. Then attach the silver leaf over the adhesive

4) Use a protective sealer to seal the fruits

5) Use the silver leaf in the stems of the fruits also

6) Now arrange the items in a silver or a glass bowl

You can also use an artificial fruit within a floral arrangement for adding extra zing. For this follow these steps.

• First, decide on the arrangement that you want to make. Buy the fruits accordingly.

• Second, you need to decide whether you want the fruits to look natural or not. If you want an artificial look you can paint the fruits.

• Third, attach the floral foam which will support the fruits with hot glue on the container.

• Fourth, you need to cut the floral wires in such a way that they act as anchor to the floral foam for supporting the fruits. Remember heavier fruits like apples and pears should be left at the bottom of the vase.

• Fifth, pierce the fruit and attach it to the floral wire and then stick the other end of the floral wire to the floral foam to the desired height.

• Sixth, now arrange the flowers accordingly so that there is a good combination of both flowers and fruits.

Thus you can easily make a nice arrangement of flowers and fruits with artificial fruits.

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