Historically, we’ve always opted for real flowers over fake — no number of silk petals or texturized wires can replace real live greenery. But given the everlasting indoor plant trend, there seems to be a growing demand for more simplistic, budget-friendly options requiring little to no maintenance. Retailers like Urban Outfitters, CB2 and West Elm have taken note, peppering a few faux monstera leaves and eucalyptus sprigs throughout their selection of vases and planters.
And now, Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line, spearheaded by Chip and Joanna Gaines, is jumping aboard the faux flowers train. Inside their new vases and stems collection, you can now find an assortment of vases of varying heights and colors, plus faux dogwood, eucalyptus and astilbe stems.
“Faux stems and greenery are an easy way to bring life to any space,” reads the Hearth & Hand brand shop page. Specifically, Joanna recommends layering in vases in varying heights and colors for a textured look.
“These are great because you can work with blooms that aren’t in season. They’re extremely low-maintenance, and you won’t have to worry about them wilting,” explains Joanna in a styling video for Target. “I like to stick to one kind of stem and use a few in each vase because it looks the most authentic.”
Before trimming the branches to be the right height for each vase, Gaines bends the wire ends and places them in the vase to measure. Then, she snips the branch at the end fold with a pair of bolt cutters.
“Make sure you tease out the branches to give them a little life and movement,” she continues. She always adds a bit of water to each vase for a realistic touch. “These are great as a centerpiece on your dining table or on a coffee table or even a mantel. I love how easy it is to create a stunning arrangement with just a few pieces without blowing your budget.”