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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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