TikTok's Quick Trick For Enhancing The Look Of Your Faux Flowers

Faux flowers have come a long way over the last few years and it's easy to pass them off as real ones. When you invest in quality products like eternity roses, for example, they can maintain their scent and appearance for a long time as long as you handle them with care. One TikTok trick for keeping your artificial flowers looking fresh is to steam them to loosen up their petals.

If your faux flowers look dry or are squished from their box, a simple steam can be all it takes for them to regain their appearance and look fresh again. As user @wreathsmadebykatie shows in this TikTok, the steam causes them to immediately loosen up and become more fluffy. It can also help to remove dirt or dust and refresh their smell. Before you try this hack, check to see if your artificial flowers are made of materials that can withstand steam by testing with one flower first. Most are made from silk, foam, or plastic, and should be fine but always check the care instructions.

How to steam your faux flowers

To steam your artificial blooms, fill your hand steamer with water and start it on the lowest setting. Lightly shake out the petals in the steam and make sure it spreads evenly across the flowers, as seen in the video. Select the lowest temperature level that works, so the steam is as gentle as possible. If needed, you can also fluff out your artificial flowers gently with your fingers as the steam softens the material.

After steaming, allow the artificial flowers to cool and dry completely before setting them up for display. This will help set their shape and prevent damage as you handle them. If you don't have a steamer, you can simply boil a pot of water and shake your flowers lightly over the steam. Another alternative is to spray your flowers with a clean water mist and use a hair dryer on a low setting, however, this one only works on silk flowers.