Artificial Flower Making started in early 12th century in Italy, artificial flowers turn into flowers cart in 1920 by silk flower shop, Another name for the artificial flower is “Permanent Botanicals,” artificial flowers look so real until touch.
Today artificial flowers are produced using a different type of materials generally polyester is used to make an artificial flower which is available in low cost.
In another hand, artificial flower with silk material looks more realistic so silk flower is expensive than that of polyester flower no plastic is used in silk flower except in stem and leaves.
For the appearance of the flower look alive you can put the glue drop as dew also use your skills to make it look as real as natural flower. Well-skilled workers are required for this business.
#1 Potential of Artificial Flower Making Business (Market Opportunity)
The market demand for the artificial flower is high due to various factors.
Artificial flowers are kept longer than original flower and that comes with chipper than the original one.
Also, they are not damaged with time whereas the original flowers are shrunk with the time you can keep artificial flower as long as possible by just regular dusting, cleaning it properly.
In the case of the original flower are having the influence of climate change and they are easily damaged but artificial flower does not have any impact of climate change it remains as it is.
Different Festival Demand:
In India, there are different festivals have been celebrated and in the festival season the demand for an artificial flower in even increases.
Apart from festival there are invent like a birthday party, wedding or any other ceremony, the flower is a basic thing used in decorative material.
Then if you are having good skill in artificial flower making and you are thinking about the business plan then no need to worry about the demand of the artificial flower in market.
#2 Registrations & Licenses for Artificial Flower Making Business
There is no issue in getting legal registration for artificial flower making business there is some documentation that you have to complete before starting your artificial flower making business
#1. Registration of Firm: You may start the small to medium scale artificial flower business either a Proprietorship or Partnership Firm.
If you are starting this business as One Person Company, then you have to register your firm as a proprietorship.
For partnership operation, you have to register as a limited liability partnership (LLP) or Pvt. Ltd. Company with Registrar of Companies (ROC).
#2. GST Registration: after GST rule it is compulsory for every business holder to get GST number for good services by registering GST
#3. Trade License: you have to apply for trade license from local authorities
#4. MSME/SSI Registration: Register your artificial flower making business with Udyog adhar MEMS registration it will help you to get the facility or Subsidy from the state government.
#5. IEC code: to export your artificial flowers in foreign countries toy need to apply for IEC code.
#6. SSI Registration: register for SSI registration for being SSI unit it is not compulsory
#3 Area required for Artificial Flowers Business (Location)
Minimum 500 sq ft area is required to start artificial flower making business.
Create a home workspace or rent studio space. You will need space to make and arrange flowers, storage for materials and space for business invoices and other paperwork.
A home workspace is less expensive when first starting out, but a studio space may be necessary if you do not have available space at home.
Purchase a computer, invoicing and bookkeeping software, schedule creation software to track when projects are due, a large worktable, comfortable chair, materials for floral arrangements and other supplies.
#4 Raw Materials for Artificial Flowers Business
Artificial flowers are made with different types of material so the material choice is based on the market demand, cost of material and the skills you have.
Polyester is commonly chosen material for flower making because it is available in lower cost, Plastic is also used for making stems berries and other parts of the flower, the artificial flower also include paper, cotton, rubber, latex, etc.
For artificial silk flower the best fibers are Silk, Rayon and Cotton plastics wire are used to make the stem of flower but that wire is coated with dyed which are tear resistance durable paper, all Dyes and Glue is made up of natural materials.
Other parts such as berries and feathers are made with mixtures of Tapioca or flour base (no use of plastics).
#5 List of Machinery
- Artificial Flower Making Machine
- Automatic and Manual Clothes Flower Cutting Machine
- Shape Molding Machine
- Injection Molding Machine
- Shape Making Machine
#6 Manufacturing Processes for Artificial flower
There are two methods for making artificial flower.
Artificial flower making by manually
Artificial flower making by using machine
Step 1 Rayon, cotton or silk fabric are used for the making of artificial flower petals
Step 2 The fabric cloth is cut using die-cutting tools; the fabric is cut into the many petal sizes and shapes that used in a single flower.
Step 3 The petals are dyed using the dyer (cotton balls and paintbrushes), dyeing single petals take an hour
Step 4 After dying petals are inserted into the mold; mold machine will heat the petals and applied press on it to give them a required curve, wrinkles, and other shapes to make it look realistic.
Step 5 After the molding process, some petals and leaves are stiffened manually with the help of thin wire.
Step 6 The separated flowers and other parts are assembled individually
Step 7 Once the flowers are ready, a skilled worker covered it with the floral paper or tapes that having an adhesive coating on it which makes it self-sticking
Step 8 Finally assembler add the flowers and other parts on the steam
Step 9 Artificial flowers are collectively wrapped with florist’s paper
Step 10 Artificial flowers are placed in carton boxes, the boxes are sealed and stored for transportation and selling.
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#7 Where to sell Artificial flowers
Local market (retail market)
Craft Shop: Attend craft shows to increase your client base and to increase contact with the people who are already in your business industry.
You can sale your product in your own city wholesale market.
Online Sale: The online platform is best to reach the customer who sitting at home, create website of your business and make online presence show your skills to attract customer and to promote business
So you can sell your artificial flower through the website or other hosting sites
Register your business on B2B websites like
Etc. you can sell your product on bulk orders.
Register your business on B2C websites like
etc. where you can sell your product directly to the customer.
If you are planning to export your artificial flowers in foreign countries then you need IEC code to export your artificial flowers.
Brand and Uniqueness
Apart from all paid strategies, social media like Facebook, Instagram, etc is a huge platform to promote your artificial flower brand and you can get connected customers easily with some low capital investment in digital marketing.