How to makea DIY flower wall
A DIY flower wall looks impressive and surprisingly isn’t that difficult to create – it just takes a little time and maybe several pairs of hands!
While you may think it’s easier to buy or hire one of these impressive displays, making your own could be a better option as it means you can change the design as and when you like. Plus, you'll have a permanent floral feature in your home to enjoy – very glam!
Wondering how to make your own? Check out our guide below to create this head-turning feature at your big wedding or party.
THE BEST TIME TO CREATE YOUR FLOWER WALL
HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER WALL WITH POLYSTYRENE OR FOAM BACKING
Step 1 - Find a sheet of material that is the perfect size for you
Step 2 - Add 'feet' to ensure the wall can stand on its own
Step 3 - Add your flowers
Step 4 - Secure your flowers in place
Top tip - If you've chosen a plywood backing board, this will require the same legs as the polystyrene to ensure it stays standing. However, when it comes to adding the flowers, you will need to drill holes into the wood to fit the blooms through. Alternatively, if you don’t want to use power tools you can staple the flowers onto the wall.
REAL FLOWERS VS ARTIFICAL FLOWERS
There are pros and cons to choosing both real or artificial flowers for your flower wall. Let’s take a closer look...
Pros of an artificial flower wall
- Artificial flowers will last much longer than real ones. In fact, if you dust them and look after them you will get years out of your wall.
- Silk or latex flowers can look just like the real thing!
- You can add any flowers you want, you don’t need to wait until they’re in season – for example, you only have a small window of time to feature peonies each year.
- Artificial flowers are low maintenance. They’ll just need dusting every now and then.
Cons of using artificial flowers on a flower wall
- Their colour can fade over time.
- They don’t add any scent to a room.
- The flower wall can take up space when not in use.
- They can be a fire hazard, so you'll need to keep them away from open flames and make sure they’re not close to any light sources such as bulbs.
Pros of a real flower wall
- They have a great environmental benefit – flowers and plants can remove toxins from the air!
- They can fill a room with a wonderful floral aroma.
- They’re a great way of incorporating some greenery into your space if you feature them in your home.
- You'll always have a selfie-ready background!
Cons of a real flower wall
- They won't last as long, which makes them the best choice for a one-time event.
- They may cost a little more.
- They could potentially attract insects.
- You'll need to set up your wall close to the event.
WHAT TYPES OF FLOWERS TO USE ON A DIY FLOWER WALL
Once you’ve decided on whether you’re having a fake or artificial flower wall it's time to choose your flowers! Here, we have some inspiration on the best blooms to choose and when you can get your hands on them:
AN ALTERNATIVE TO A FLOWER WALL
Not quite ready to create such a large display? No problem!
Start a little smaller with a flower frame. These look just as stunning in selfies and professional photos, don't require as many blooms to fill the space and are easier to move around and transport. Here's how:
Step 1 - Pick up a large foam or card frame.
Step 2 - Plan out your flowers and make holes in the frame where you want to feature them.
Step 3 - Push your blooms through, start with the larger flower heads first then fill in the gaps with foliage and smaller flowers. Have fun with arrangements. You could fill the whole frame or just feature flowers in opposite corners, create something that feels unique to you and your event.
Step 4 - Secure your flowers in place with a cable tie or a dab of glue if you've opted for the artificial kind.
Fancy creating your flower wall? While it doesn't require much skill, patience is key - grab your material and your favourite flowers and have fun capturing beautiful pictures in front of this conversation-starting backdrop.