why every blogger loves a flower wall…
flower walls are everywhere at the moment, every blogger event I have been to has had one, and they are becoming even more popular for wedding and other special events as well as photography backdrops.
I can’t think of many bloggers who don’t love them, and always get a few sneaky photos in front of one.
I have wanted one for ages now and even looked at buying one but was put off by the price, I have looked at so many different ways to make them myself and then kept putting it off. But recently the lovely Olivia from Lusting Living made her own one and I loved it and it finally gave me the inspiration I needed to make my own. Check out her post here as its so helpful and I love how hers come out.
I wasn’t planning on doing a post on mine actually, as I felt like Olivia’s pretty much covers everything, although I did decide to do mine a little differently, so I do apologise for the pictures as I didn’t take many of me making it but I will explain as much as I can on what I did.
Products you will need
hot glue gun and glue sticks
wire cutters or floral scissors
Artificial flowers ( in various sizes ) here’s a few of the ones I used but you can choose different flowers
berry bush x 2
Like I said there is all different ways you can make these, in Olivia’s post she wired all the flowers around the plastic canvas but to be honest I didn’t really have the patience for that and I knew it would be fiddly, plus when I made my Disney ear flower crowns I used a hot glue gun and it worked out really well so I decided to do that again with this, I glued the plastic mesh onto some card to give it a bit more support and weight, but I left a gap round the edge so that I could still hang it up on the wall.
Cut all the flowers and stems down to as little as possible as it makes it easy to glue them.
Place the bigger ones down first so you get an idea of where you want the flowers to go, its much easier starting with the bigger feature flowers first. It wasn’t until this point that I realised I should have purchased some more smaller sizes as I wanted a mix of sizes rather than just the larger ones, And I wanted it more white but I soon realised I had more smaller pink flowers, opps..
once I stuck down the big flowers I added leaves around them as I wanted it to look more realistic.
I wanted mine to have lots of foliage rather than it all just be flowers but everyone is different and most flower walls are just flowers.
This is the fun and creative part, start sticking all the flowers down, in any way you personally want, I was just winging it to be honest and trying to fill up all the space, There is no particular way to do this, just whichever you prefer.
Once all the flowers are added, then you can start adding the foliage and other little bits, I wanted it to be leafy around the edges and then wanted to add in other bits of foliage around the flowers, I used the berry bush for that as I thought it looked nicer and then used the leaves more for around the edges. Keep going until you’re happy with it and its completely covered.
And taa daaa that is pretty much it, now its ready to hang on the wall and display, it really is so easy!!
You could do it a few different ways but I already had the cardboard and glue gun so I knew that would be easier for me. I think it took me about 2 hours start to finish which isn’t bad considering and I would definitely make more, I really want to do an all white one.
I recommend the Range, Dunelm, Ikea, hobby craft and amazon for your flowers, you can find some really nice ones and it doesn’t have to be expensive, the most expensive thing was the peonies I got as they’re an expensive flower to buy anyway.
I Hope you have found this post helpful and let me know if you will try and make one yourself.