Use a wooden board or foam panel as the foundation of your flower wall, decorating or painting any exposed areas with floral arrangements and decorations that won’t be hidden by blooms.
When building a large flower wall, it’s ideal to use individual pieces of foam so you can transport each panel easily to its destination.
Let’s dive into how to make a flower wall!
Flower walls are an incredible way to bring color, texture and ambience into any room – they make stunning focal points at weddings, parties and other events alike! Unfortunately, renting one can be expensive; luckily you can easily DIY one yourself for much less by gathering pieces of plywood, flowers and various supplies needed. Here’s how you can build one at home that looks just as stunning as those seen in photos or at weddings.
After selecting your frame for your flower wall, decide the kind of display you would like it to have. Your options for creating one could include freestanding walls that stand independently or ones attached to existing structures such as trees, buildings, gazebos or fences. Once this decision has been made, select flowers and greenery that go into it to complete its look as either a backdrop or hanging display.
Start off with a freestanding frame when making your flower wall, as this will make transport and set-up much simpler. Plus, this permanent installation option would look fantastic in any living room or office!
To create a freestanding flower wall, construct a frame from plywood or another rigid material with leg supports and paint it a solid color that complements your flowers and greenery. Add ribbons, buttons or bows for additional flair!
Build your flower wall using separate pieces of foam board that fit the dimensions of the space you are working in, rather than one continuous piece. This will allow for easier transportation while remaining more stable than seamless backdrops.
Live flowers are the traditional choice for flower walls, yet their lifespan can be short-lived and eventually they wilt. For something longer-lasting and easier to care for, try everlasting or silk flowers instead. Regardless of whether it is real or faux flowers that you use, preparation will ensure their longevity.
Flower walls have become a trend recently; you may have seen them at Instagrammable venues or blow dry bars; they’ve even made headlines at weddings (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had one at their 2014 ceremony!), as well as in nurseries, birthday party backdrops or simply as extra decor to elevate an event or add greenery into their spaces. With real or faux flower walls available in both real and faux varieties, the possibilities for creating the desired look and color schemes are almost limitless!
Once you have chosen a frame and size for your flower wall, it’s time to begin assembling flowers and greenery. One quick way of doing this is using prefabricated foam panels – which makes the process much quicker and simpler than making panels from scratch. Sharp scissors and wire cutters may come in handy to cut stems off flowers as needed in order to keep them looking their best and prevent wilting as you work along.
Using faux flowers can add plenty of texture and visual interest to any floral wall display, with different sizes and shapes creating visual interest and depth. Utilize color for extra depth but be careful to include only 2-4 shades per hue so as not to overwhelm your floral wall design. When using real blooms for decoration purposes be sure to hydrate them prior to adding them onto the flower wall; additionally consider purchasing a spray bottle so as to refresh them from time to time during the day.
For a more natural and organic-looking flower wall, consider using twine or other durable string to position and connect the flowers. This creates a free-flowing feel instead of rigid structures like prefabricated foam boards. Furthermore, trailing greenery such as ivy can be added for extra decorative flair and to break up any heavy parts.
Flower walls are an elegant way to bring vibrant color and texture into any event space, from elegant weddings and high-profile galas to product launches and product demonstrations. A well-designed wall makes an impression guests can’t help taking pictures in front of. Plus, it can easily be customized with company logos, hashtags or any other forms of brand identification!
Flower walls can make an impactful statement about an event. Artificial flowers offer more cost-efficiency and longer-term designs; fresh blooms would require too much water, potentially leading to their premature demise throughout the event.
Consider color, shape and size when selecting flowers to use for a flower wall. Large flowers like dahlias or tulips make a bold statement while smaller blooms such as Gypsophila or Ammi Majus can fill spaces while adding texture. By including fillers and trailing foliage you can lighten up this weighty display of blooms.
Once your flowers and greenery have been selected, it is time to start assembling your flower wall. Secure the metal or wooden rod securely against something stable such as an existing window or wall curtain rod or outdoor post/gazebo tie back slat/gazebo tieback/plexiglass surface.
Now, attach each flower to the rod using twine or ribbon, using either as an anchor. Next, use tape to adhere greenery onto its stems before tying together multiple strands of flowers into a garland.
For a longer-term solution, creating your own flower wall from scratch using plywood and turf paint can create an authentic looking flower wall. When doing this, however, you will require higher quality craft scissors in order to achieve precise cuts; additionally if using polystyrene as a backdrop weights/sandbags may also be needed to support its weight.
Flower walls aren’t just limited to weddings – they can also be found at corporate events, product launches and parties such as birthdays, baby showers and hens nights. Not only can they add visual stimulation but they’re an amazing backdrop for photos and videos taken of them, with real and faux flowers offering endless combinations for creating their walls – costs typically start from around PS12 per wall, making this cost-effective event styling option.
If DIY isn’t your forte, there are professional flower wall builders available who will create one for your event. However, creating one yourself is relatively straightforward and does not involve using power tools. When creating one on your own, first decide between building from scratch or purchasing prefabricated panels; latter options tend to be easier and save both time and effort in terms of setup.
Before beginning to construct your flower wall, it’s essential that you design its layout and aesthetic first. This will determine how many different flowers and greenery to include as well as colors needed. Furthermore, consider what purpose and audience your event serves in order to identify any non-floral elements which could enhance its look further.
Once you have decided on a design, it’s essential to measure your space accurately. This will ensure there is enough room for your flower wall and that its dimensions are accurate. Furthermore, knowing how tall you want your wall to be will determine how many flowers and greenery will need to be included within its borders.
When working with real flowers, wire cutters may come in handy to quickly remove leaves or thorns that may be present – especially important when working with roses which often contain difficult-to-pull thorns. When it comes to fake blooms however, double-sided Velcro strips make attaching them to foam boards easier so that moving and reattaching will be simple.