Flower walls! Aren’t they just beautiful?! A flower wall for those of you wondering is basically just a wall with loads of flowers on it. I’ve wanted one since I first saw it. Well to be more specific, ever since I visited Elan Cafe. ( Check out my post on Elan Cafe to see the flowerwall > here <). I just kept thinking about how lovely it would look if I had one at home.
So, when I start to really like things that I come across, I have a habit of wanting to make one too. For Example, the time I fell for a feathered lampshade. Check out how I made one >here<. And that’s what happened with the flower wall.
I started by researching different ways of making it. There was a tutorial I came across where they used metal mesh to feed the stems of the flowers through. But I decided not to go with that idea when I found a way of making it using items I had at home.
I saw a few tutorials where they used a cardboard box, fabric and a glue gun and because I had all of them at home, I decided to go with that way of making it. Here’s how I made it.
What you’ll need:
- Fake flowers
- Large piece of fabric
- Glue gun
- Fabric scissors
- Strong cello tape/duck tape
- Staple gun
- Cardboard box
Step 1: You’ll want to start by taping all of the bendy parts of your cardboard box. This will make it more sturdy so the flower wall won’t bend later on.
Step 2: Get all of your bunches of flowers and pull the flower heads and leaves off the stems. (I used 7 bunches of flowers to fill it up. My cardboard was 110cm by 59cm and 7 bunches of peonies were enough. Depending on what type you flowers you get and how big they are, how many bunches you may need will vary.)
Step 3: Lay your fabric down flat and place your cardboard on top.
Step 4: Cut the fabric down to the size of your cardboard leaving enough space to fold the fabric over.
Step 5: Fold the fabric over your cardboard and staple it down using your staple gun. Staple it down until it is tight and secure.
Step 6: Turn your cardboard over and start placing the flowers on top. Once you are happy with the placement, glue them down with your glue gun.
Step 7: Once you have glued most of the flowers on, start to add the leaves. Any extra flowers or leaves can be used to fill in the gaps.
Step 8: Add more glue to the flowers that aren’t secure and then you are done!
This is how my flower wall turned out. I liked having leaves in between my flowers as it makes it look more realistic but you can make it however you prefer. If you’d like to see a video tutorial of how I made it, check out the video below! Hope you enjoy!