How are Artificial Flowers Made?

Artificial flowers such as silk are manufactured breathtakingly and without touching, it will be very hard to distinguish it from the real ones. They make beautiful decorations at home that do not require constant replacing and throwing away. A little bit of dusting off restores their beauty and you can take a pleasure of completing arrangements that last almost a lifetime.

The artificial flower industry becomes a multi-billion dollar business since the vast improvements in the artificial flowers quality and the lifestyle of people. It has become a demand for people to accessorize and decorate their homes and offices with stunning and lifelike flowers.

The process of manufacturing artificial flowers that follows feature the high quality silk flowers being sold by the stem and made for millinery, custom decorating and as fashion accessories and displays.

• For the petals, white silk, cotton fabric and rayon are used, regardless of the finish color. The fabric will be die-cut by using the tools to size and shape the petals according to the type of flower to be made. The petals are dyed using cotton balls and paintbrushes to add color into the petals starting with its edges and then working in toward its center area. It is no joke to dye even a single petal, for it can take an hour of concentrated work to make it appear like real.

• To provide the petals with distinctive curves and shapes, they are inserted in molds before heat is applied, pressing the petals into different shapes. After pressing, some petals and leaves will be stiffened using thin wires. After inserting the wires by hand, glue will be added, fixing the wire in place.

• Separate the flowers and the sprays of leaves are individually assembled but each may be used to make one single stem. Another skilled worker take the wire precut to specific lengths covering it with floral tape with waxy coating making it self-sticking. Then the individual flowers and leaves spray are assembled into the stem.

• It will now be taken into the packing department. Wrapped with florist’s paper before they are placed in boxes and stored for shipment.

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