Nouveau Faux: Not Your Grandmother's Fake Flowers

Do you cringe at the mere mention of faux flowers? If they conjure images of synthetic, dusty petals in a vase of solid water (what is that stuff anyway?), then check out the nouveau faux. These blooms aren't trying to pass as the real deal, but instead use wool, paper, porcelain and even sugar to create decorations inspired by flowers but completely unique.

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1.Felted wool pom poms from Etsy seller Berry Island, $18
2. Careful, this paper poppy gift topper from Terrain might be prettier than the gift itself! $14
3. Delicate porcelain blooms from BHLDN can decorate anything from the table to your hair to dessert. $10 each
4. Do you wish you could felt some flowers? While She Naps shows you how to DIY daffodils.
5. Sugar flower artist Emily Lael Aumiller and the ladies of Poppies and Posies teamed up for a very "sweet" photo shoot. Via DesignSponge

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6. Winter flowers from Cocon are stitched and stuffed for a soft, squishy bloom. €32
7.Hands down the most beautiful paper flowers I've ever seen. Don't take my word for it-- Martha Stewart loves them, too! Honeycomb Dahlia via The Green Vase, $85
8.These wood flowers are probably stronger than the vase that holds them. Via Etsy seller Uncommon, $34-68
9.The Forever Flower Ceremony Backdrop is meant for a wedding, but I'd use it as a permanent wall hanging. From BHLDN, $1,800
10.Want to craft your own fabric peony? Check out this tutorial from Creature Comforts.