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Silk flowers are a great and festive addition to most homes and knowing the basic designs for silk flower arrangements can definitely enhance your house all the more. There are various ways to make beautiful silk flower arrangements and below are just four of the basic designs that are easy to follow but yield stunning results.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Horizontal Arrangement – this design is normally low and suited as a center table decoration. Use a shallow vase or container and glue in foam. To create the shape of the design, use sprays of line flowers and arrange them at the side. The focal point here would be one or two big flowers placed at the center with filler flowers positioned carefully around it.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Vertical Arrangement – this design needs tall stemmed flowers and leaves such as roses and carnations. Prepare a vertically standing container and secure foam with the use of glue. Cut the stems of both flowers and leaves until it is just three times the size of the container. Arrange the focal flowers within the span of the vase and then fill with filler blossoms to make one of the best silk flower arrangements.

Oval Arrangement – designed normally for formal settings, this arrangement makes use of bright and tall focal flowers placed at the center. The shape is then framed by using lighter and shorter flowers and leaves at the sides. The color and size are slowly reduced by several degrees toward the side to form the oval design.

Triangular Arrangement – the floral arrangement usually for weddings where you place the tallest flowers at the center then surround them with shorter flowers. In the container or vase, secure the foam and after that establish size of the design, the width and height using the line leaves and flowers. Position the main flowers at the center, be sure the height has to be longer than the width, then slowly add and surround it with filler flowers at a gradually lower height to have a triangular shape.

Using these four different silk flower arrangements gives a great start to create beautiful arrangements.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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