Store your silk flowers the right way – in a plastic bin!


I found a great article on storing silk flowers in plastic bins on The author Valerie David has TONS of great how-to articles you can use everyday. Check out these easy tips on storing silk flowers.

How to Store Silk Flowers in Plastic Bins
By Valerie David

Silk flowers can be used again and again, changed out for different seasons and holidays. When you’re not using a cluster or bouquet of flowers, you want to store them in a way that will keep them from getting damaged or covered in dust. Read on for tips on how to store silk flowers in plastic bins, keeping them in good shape and easily accessible for the next time you need them.

Things You’ll Need
· Low-profile bins that slide under furniture
· Tissue paper
· Plastic store bags (optional)
· Labels (optional)

1. Gather your silk and plastic flowers together. Separate out the longest and heaviest pieces.
2. Line the bottom of the bin with lightly crumpled tissue paper (you can use the crinkly tissue from gift bags you’ve received). The soft plastic bags you get from discount or department stores also make a great cushion. See Warnings section.
3. Lay the longest and heaviest stems in first. Angle them any way they fit. Alternate which end of the bin you rest the top of the stem in.

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  • Laura Clark

    Great System!
    We use this system to store our seasonal flowers as well.Large totes are used and special attention is paid to stacking as not to crush our product.
    Although the life cycle of our silk flowers is two seasons, I suppose we could store our product many years without loosing their luster.

  • Valerie David

    Hello! Just found your blog through Google. Thank you very much for referencing my article and crediting me. However, I would like to ask if you could simply use a portion of the article as lead-in, and then link to the eHow site for the rest of the article. We eHow writers earn money for each page view we receive, so when articles are posted in full on other sites, we lose our income.

    Thank you so much for your understanding, and I’m glad that you found my article useful. I’m happy to be mentioned on such a great blog, with so many helpful storage tips!

  • eva

    Absolutely, Valerie! Done! And thanks for the heads up. :)

  • Valerie David

    Thank you, Eva, I appreciate it!

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