How To Make A Super Simple Flower Wall
Hello friends! If you follow me on instagram, you might have noticed my shiny new backdrop… my pink flower wall! I set this up a few weeks ago and I’ve had so much fun posing in front of it. I don’t know what it is, but posing in-front of oodles of faux flowers make me feel good! I thought I would do a quick ‘How to’ post, in case you fancy making one yourself… Maybe for your office or bedroom, or a party / baby shower / hen do you are hosting, or maybe you fancy creating a larger scale one for your wedding. Whatever your plan… it’s super fun, easy and affordable! Let’s do this!
What You Need
Total Cost: My faux flower wall cost me £50, but I still have some faux flowers left and I recon you could get it down to about £30 if you did head & shoulders photos only (like me) and you were sparing with your flowers. Alternatively, if you wanted a mega wall for head-to-toe shots for couples (maybe for a wedding) then I would budget around £100-£120.
How To Make A Fake Flower Wall
- First of all, you need a nice expanse of wall. Mine is a blush pink, because that’s the colour of my office, but if you have a white wall, that will also look super pretty.
- Next you need to head to Dunelm to buy some faux flowers. I chose Dunelm because they have a selection of short stemmed flowers which come in bunches, not only is this much cheaper (around £5 per bunch, rather than about £4 per stem for the regular faux flowers) but they also look nicer when they are stuck on the walls if they have shorter stems. Pick 3/4 different styles of flowers so you have a nice mix of colours and shapes. I chose dusty pink peonies, white tulips and peach roses and bought 2-3 bunches of each depending on how many flowers were in each bunch.
- Stick the flowers on the wall using strips of glitter Sellotape strips (around 5-6cm in length). Aim to place the flowers on the wall in a really organic way; vary the heights of where you place the flowers, mix the flowers up nicely and try to keep the spacing pleasing to the eye.
- I used just one strip of tape to hold each flower, but you could also add a little extra glue to the back of the flower to help hold the weight, or you could use two strips of tape. I think if I was going this for a wedding, I would maybe use a little glue (a glue gun would work a treat as it’s quick drying) but for my wall, I used just one strip of tape and they seem pretty secure!
- Whip out your phone and take a selfie! Girl, your done!! Oh and in case you are wondering, my Paris jumper is from Matalan (it was £10!)
Tips & Hacks
- If you want to make your flowers work harder for you, leave a gap on the wall behind where you will be standing. It will mean you can use those would-be-hidden flowers to extend the wall to the left and right!
- Use the branded 3M Sellotape, it’s stronger than other glitter tapes so your flowers will stick to the wall better! I bought mine for £4 from Hobbycraft for a pack of 4.
- Short stemmed flowers look wayyyy cuter on the wall than longer stemmed flowers, plus if you buy them in short stemmed bouquets like I did, you will save a small fortune. However, if you do want to use longer stemmed flowers because the flowers you love aren’t available in a shorter stem, you can cut them down. Just make sure you buy some wire cutters as most faux flowers have wire in the stems and regular scissors just won’t cut it!
- When you are buying your flowers, pick out colours and shapes which look good together, I went for shades of pink and peach as I liked the slightly vintage look with the blush pink wall, but if you are creating a flower wall for a wedding, you might want to choose all white and cream flowers. Also count how many flowers you get in each bouquet, as you might need to buy more of some style of flowers than others, I think there was ten tulips per bunch compared to only three peonies in another bouquet, so I only needed one bunch of tulips compared to three bunches of peonies.
Lemme know how you get on and Tweet / Instagram your photos to me so I can see! I’m @labelsforlunch on both places!