Tips and Tricks
Materials of Artificial Flowers
Artificial flowers have grown in popularity as the technology used to create the flowers has improved. At JMC Floral we have products that are made from a number of materials. Below is a summary of the types and some pros and cons for each.
This is the most common fabric used in artificial flowers.Silk flowers are durable and keep their colour better than any other material. The petals are able to
have vein prints imbedded into the colour to give an authentic look.
Real Touch fabric is all the rage. Run your finger along a real touch petal and shut your eyes, it’s just like touching a real flower with that slick like greasiness that flower petals have.Real Touch flowers are very good at collecting dust, they also tend to fade and whites get a yellowing under florescent lights, so store in boxes when the flowers are not in use.
Soft Touch Flowers are very similar to Real Touch flowers are made of a slightly thinker foam like material.Soft Flowers are very good at collecting dust, they also tend to fade and whites get a yellowing under florescent lights, so store in boxes when the flowers are not in use.
These are flowers, fillers and fruit and Vegetables that are constructed with foam and have a hard plastic enclosure. These are very durable.
Same as silk material but the stems and flower/leaves are flocked.
Mainly used for Christmas decorations and are generally of a metallic colour range
Plastic is used in construction of many of our grasses and some greenery. They are highly durable & life like.
Very similar to silk again but have a velvety feel to them
Measurements and Sizing
Our best efforts have been put into giving you the most specific information you can find on sizing of artificial flowers on the web.
Flowers Fillers Greenery Berries Christmas & Succulents
Height is the measure of the bottom to the top tip
Width is the measurement from the left to the right of the item as it looks in the photo
Diameter is the measurement of the flower head or the like. In the case of multiple flower head
sizes the largest or most plentiful size is measured
With some of the leaves the measurement is diameter is used as the length of the actual leaf, not including the stem.
Glass and Pots
Length Longest side of the glassware
Width Shortest side of the Glassware in the case of a round vase the opening diameter is used
Diameter Diameter of the base of the vase or pot
Height The measure from the bottom of the pot/glass to the tip of the top of the flower
Width The measurement from the widest part of the flower or glass/ pot to the other side.
Diameter Measurement of the base of the glassware or pot
Fruit and Vegetables
Varies from item to item