An attractive touch to an accent wall or the right setting for your bed is a DIY flower wall.
Decorate a space with DIY flower walls to give it a more English tea garden feel.
Whatsoever method you use, a floral wall will instantly bring warmth, texture, and colour to your room.
You may mix and match your favourite flowers or select ones that go well with your current decor.
This DIY uses artificial flowers instead of real ones, so you can choose any bloom irrespective of the season, and it will last for years.
This synthetic flower wall won’t need to be taken down any time soon, unlike a temporary flower wall that is frequently seen at weddings and other occasions.
To create your DIY flower wall, visit your local craft store, stock up on artificial flowers, or create your DIY paper flowers.
Things You Should Know to Make a DIY Flower Wall:
Purchase a foam board that is the appropriate size after measuring the area designated for the flower wall.
Consider a backdrop that is 8 feet by 8 feet (2.4 meters by 2.4 meters) or bigger.
Cut the stems of the fake flowers, then hot glue the blossoms to the wall background in the pattern or arrangement of your choice.
Velcro strips are used to attach the floral wall to a real wall.
Mount the flower wall on a backdrop stand for a free-standing, transportable option.
Steps to Make a DIY Flower Wall:
1. Collect What You Need for Your Project:
Order your imitation boxwood panels first.
I use ones with a plastic grid on the back and a stunningly lifelike carpet of small leaves on the front, which can be found on Amazon for $45 per 40 in. × 40 in. square panels.
Purchase your plywood, hinges, screws, and any additional staples you might need for your staple gun as you wait for them to show up.
If you need help removing the mystery surrounding what kind of plywood to purchase, read the following section.
2. Measure the Area:
Before you start, choose the location and size of your DIY flower wall.
The room’s length and width should be determined using your measuring tape.
If you are certain that the site or space has high ceilings and a lengthy wall to deal with, you might not need to measure the area at first.
It’s better to measure and double-check if you’re unsure.
3. Measure and Cut Foam:
After choosing the appropriate dimensions for your DIY flower wall, cut your foam board to size, taking care to ensure that the edges are as straight as possible.
You can omit this step if your foam board will already fit perfectly in the area you desire.
If you’re building a full-size flower wall backdrop, it’s very crucial to work with distinct pieces of foam board.
In this manner, getting the wall to the location will be simple.
Additionally, separate parts are lighter and simpler to hang.
4. Trimmed flower stems:
If your imitation flowers have wire stems, use your bolt cutters to completely cut them.
So that you can quickly attach the flowers to the board, leave a wire length of about an inch or less.
When utilizing artificial flowers that don’t have stems, don’t worry about trimming the stems (the stems will already be trimmed to very short nubs that fit perfectly in the foam holes).
If not, cut each stem to the foam board’s thickness.
To get organized, and sort things into heaps, all artificial flowers do not include stems.
If your fake flowers didn’t come with stems, don’t panic; you can still utilize them.
If that’s the case, simply skip this step.
5. Use Faux Flowers:
Before glueing the flowers on the foam board, arrange the flowers where you want them.
This makes it possible for you to create the layout you desire before choosing a specific setup.
You can reposition the flowers as necessary to get the desired result.
It’s easiest to begin by putting the larger ones first if you’re using a variety of flowers.
Put your tiny flowers around the bigger ones on the board to fill in the gaps.
6. Glue flowers to the board:
To attach the artificial flowers to the foam board, punch a hole in the foam and insert the stems through it.
If your imitation flowers have solid wire stems, you can just pierce the stem through the foam to create the first hole.
You can attach the imitation flowers to the board with a small bit of hot glue if they were sent without stems.
Before hanging the flower wall, allow the hot glue to cool and dry for at least ten minutes after the flowers have adhered.
Add numerous layers of imitation flowers for a lush, finished effect.
The least amount of damage will result from glueing flowers together with a hot glue gun.
Before continuing, just make sure everything is nice and secure.
7. Use Velcro strips:
Use sturdy Velcro strips to hang your DIY floral board and finish your DIY flower wall.
Although you may also use command hooks or nails, Velcro strips are the simplest way to hang something without any visible hardware.
Your board will practically appear to be floating once you hang it.
Velcro strips should be vertically attached to the foam board’s back.
For a firm hold, use three or more strips.
Add extra depending on how hefty your board is—the more, in our perspective, the greater.
Holding the floral board up against the wall where you intend to hang it, mark the wall where the strips meet after you have attached the strips.
To hang the board on the accompanying Velcro strips, remove the board and position them where the pencil marks are.
8. Use flowers or plants to spruce up any empty spaces:
When you’ve filled every hole on the board, stand back and look at your work.
Create additional holes and add flowers to the wall as needed to bulk up any parts that appear to be lacking.
Consider adding trailing vegetation, such as vines, and letting the pieces drop from the board for a fun or whimsical appearance.
9. Make any final adjustments:
Your board should be hung such that the Velcro strips on the back of it connect to the wall’s strips.
Examine your creation from a distance to make sure everything is straight and organized.
Once you’ve made any necessary adjustments, enjoy your wonderful DIY flower wall!
These charming choices are great floral wallpaper alternatives that are less pricey.
FAQ- How to Make a DIY Flower Wall:
Q1. What is the price of creating a flower wall?
The cost of flower walls is determined by their size and style, which differ widely.
This price normally runs from $75 to $150 per square foot depending on the materials utilized and the complexity of the design.
Q2. How long does it take to make a floral wall?
If you’re making your fake flower wall for the wedding, you should start building it at least four months earlier so you have time to repaint and tweak it until it looks just the way you want.
You may only have a few days if you’re using actual flowers!
Q3. How many paper flowers be safely glued to a wall?
Mounting tape can be replaced by command strips.
They are a wonderful substitute for mounting tape if you want to reduce any wall damage.
According to my experience using command strips, more than one strip will likely be required to keep the bloom hanging firmly.
Go ahead and create a different version of this floral wall if you’re feeling particularly inventive.
Alternative strategies include painting the boards instead of covering them with boxwood, possibly even giving them texture with plaster, or partially foiling them with gold leaf.
In such cases, you might hammer a few hooks or nails into the boards’ edges so that you can hang floral garlands or swags from them.
If you need a larger, free-standing choice, you might even go for a three-panel building that can support its weight by angling the outer two panels when the building is stood up.
As much as you can, enjoy it!