Paper Flower Wall | How to Make Your Own!

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Another DIY craft for you today and is perfect if you are looking for a new background to your photos. Be it for blog photos, portraits or selfies, you can’t go wrong with a flower wall. Well, today I bring you how to make your own paper flower wall!

Now, flower walls have been all the rage in recent years, remember the epic one from Kim and Kanye’s wedding? They make a beautiful background to your photographs and/or a statement piece for your next party.
There are several ways of making your own flower wall, be it from artificial flowers or real flowers. You can also buy a backdrop of a printed flower wall, however, these options can become rather expensive. So, why not have a go at making your own paper flower wall? Easy, cheap and ever so rewarding!

Close up shot of tissue paper flower wall, with a small candle in front of it.

What do you need for a Paper Flower Wall?

Making your own flower wall is super easy and cheap, if only a little time consuming.
You will need a bunch of paper flowers in whatever colour or colours you choose. You will then need a large piece of cardboard. I chose to have a poster size piece, but you can go for how ever big you like! The cardboard I used was from a packing box that had been damaged (so wasn’t going to be used again), but you can pick up cardboard from anyway; try your local shops.

Several Paper flowers on a counter in white, pink and teal colours. Varying in size.

The final thing you will need is a glue gun. Just be careful when using this as the glue gets very hot. Yup, I did manage to burn my finger…on the last flower!

How to make a Paper Flower Wall:

So, you need your flowers, cardboard and glue gun ready to make the flower wall.

Step 1 – Make Your Flowers

The first thing you will need to do is make your paper flowers. If you have read my blog before, you may have seen my post on DIY Paper Flowers. If you haven’t visited my blog before; check out the post to see how to make your flowers.

My piece of cardboard measures at 29cm x 20cm and I required around 41 paper flowers to make the wall. The flowers were varying in size, some large and some small. The amount you need will totally depend on how big you make your flowers. I liked the variation of sizes, as real flowers all vary in size.

Piece of cardboard on a wooden counter.

Step 2 – Arrange Your Flowers

Start by heating up your glue gun, this can take a few minutes. Make sure that you have extra glue sticks to pop in when it begins getting low. I used more glue than I thought I would.

Then, you want to arrange your made flowers into whatever pattern you like. Place these onto the cardboard and play around with the arrangement. You may find that you need to make more flowers to fill in any gaps.

Paper flowers arranged on a piece of cardboard. Glue gun in shot, and the carboard 'wall' is on top of a larger peice of carboard.

Step 3 – Stick on Your Flowers

Now that you have arranged the paper flowers as you would like it is time to stick them down. Place a blob of the hot glue into the back centre of the flower and place down onto the desired spot on your cardboard. Allow this to cool and set. Repeat the process until your piece of cardboard is covered in paper flowers.

Hot glue gun being used to stick a tissue paper flower to carboard

You may find that you have some small gaps of cardboard showing. I made smaller flowers to fill in these gaps.

There you have your very own paper flower wall! Easy right? You are now ready to go have a photo shoot! Or use it as a piece of wall art. I think the colours on mine go really well with our dining room!

Paper flower Wall - end result

I was inspired by Dainty Dress Diaries with making this project. Check out her take on the flower wall.

Will you be making your own flower wall? Let me know in the comments below!

If you want more inspiration and a few tips for taking great photos, why not check out this post: Top 5 Tips to Taking Great Blog Photos.

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34 thoughts on “Paper Flower Wall | How to Make Your Own!

    1. They compliment each other well, don’t they? Thank you!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. It really is easy! Great if you want to change to look up for any backgrounds 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Ah, glad you like it! You will have to send any pics through if you do make one. I would love to see it!

      Thank you for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Such a simple thing to make a difference isn’t it! Would also be perfect at parties with your very own photo booth!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

  1. Love this idea, will bear this in mind especially when my daughter has her birthday party. I love the flower wall effect and wished we had one for our wedding but I get hayfever bad and they come in later on. But this would have been ideal. Even one as a piece for the wall looks stunning. Love the colours you used

    1. Oh yeah, this would deffo be a great alternative for hayfever sufferers. There are loads of other designs to paper flowers too, so you could totally match it to how you like it. Also, a perfect craft for your daughter to have a go at!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

  2. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Aimsy! I love the colours you used, they work so well together. This would be the perfect background for blog photos or just look amazing as a piece of art on the wall. It’s so bright and beautiful. It looks like a fun and easy project, thanks for sharing the instructions! Fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you! I love these colours ( that’s why they are sort of my blog colours ) It really does brighten up any background, be it for wall art or for backgrounds. Such an easy craft!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. That would be a great addition! You can make flowers in various styles so can make this wall really versatile!

      Thank you for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Aww, thank you! I would love to see how yours turns out if you do make it

      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

  3. This is such a genius idea, it would be great for taking photos against and because it’s so bright the lighting wouldn’t even be too much of an issue. I think I might give this a go. Yours looks lovely! x

    Sophie

    1. It makes a great background, and you can make it as big or small as you like!
      Would love to see your version if you have a go!

      Thanks for commenting

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. Yeah really easy to make, the only thing that takes time is making the flowers, especially if you are making a bigger wall.
      Thanks for commenting!

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. I would love to see how yours turns out if you make it! Super easy, but effective right?

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Aimsy xoxo

  4. This is lovely! Absolutely loved the colour scheme and it looks so easy to me, definitely will try it out!

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    1. I would love to see yours if you end up making one! It’s super easy but effective!

      Thanks for commenting

      Aimsy xoxo

    1. It does take a bit of time, but hopefully, the outcome is lovely!

      Thanks for sharing!

      Aimsy xoxo

  5. This is such a great idea for parties! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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