DIY Floral Wall
Ok guys, I am obsessed with how this DIY project turned out! I currently have it up in the “baby room”, slash the room where I do random things. Kind of hoping it’s a girl just so I can keep it up in there, haha! If not I will find another cute room for it. Before I left for Belgium, I was trying to figure out what kind of craft I wanted to bring with me! I love a good DIY, I just never have/make the time for it. But let’s just say I have a little more time over here ;), so I knew a DIY project would be perfect over here. I grabbed all my materials in the States and packed them in my suitcase, yes I was that dedicated, and all the flowers made it here safely. All the materials cost me about $20! Which is awesome. And there really isn’t that many materials required. So it’s definitely affordable and easy to do.
I say easy to do, and it is, but it does require some time! It took me about 2-3 hours total. I worked on it in chunks of time, and had it strewn all over the living room floor for a few days, oops. Needless to say, Tate was ready for me to finish it, I am sure! 😉
Let’s get to it.
- 12 stems of fake flowers (or however many you need- I did a 4×3)
- Clear string- linked here
- A stick to hang the flowers from
The only items I purchased were the first two. My sweet husband went outside and found the PERFECT stick and spent awhile carving it for me so it would be that pretty light brown. He is the best. So I recommend just finding one outside and carving it yourself, or finding someone who loves you enough to do it for you. 😉
My scissors were BAD, but they worked. I would recommend floral scissors? Is that a thing? Surely. Cutting the wire on the floral stems was rather tough, but with a bunch of wiggles, pulls, and cuts, I did it. You can too!
I bought all my fake flowers at Hobby Lobby and all of them were 50% off! ONLY BUY THEM WHEN THEY ARE 50% OFF! Because they always go on sale, and no use buying them full price. Ever.
This is the string that worked best for me! It’s clear, so you won’t see it, and it’s sturdy. Also came from Hobby Lobby. Linking again here.
My directions look long and daunting, but really I am just an over communicator and talk too much. Don’t be intimidated.
- I first cut all my stems down. I made the mistake of not cutting them down enough, and had to do the grueling process twice. Don’t make my mistake! Know the length you want before you cut! I am very happy with the length I chose. I cut about an inch about the “intersection” where all the little stems meet. See below.
- After you cut the stems, figure out what pattern you want. How many rows, how many going across, what flowers you want next to each other, how far apart you want them, etc. I really just eyeballed everything, no exact measurements. And I did all this on the floor!
- After you have the flowers where you want them, and what pattern you want them in, place your stick above the first row of flowers, with the same distance you want when it’s hanging on the wall.
- Now you will begin cutting string.
- Every single flower has their own string attached to it, and is hanging by that single string. I decided it would be easier that way. Instead of connecting all three hanging flowers on one string.
- So begin cutting string for each flower. I started with the first row of flowers. I quickly eyeballed how long the string would need to be to connect the first row to the stick and cut. Make enough for the first row, in my case, 4 pieces. Don’t take too much time on this! No need to make sure the lengths were even or exact. It doesn’t necessarily matter right now! Just make sure the string is long enough to tie around the flower and onto the stick.
- After the first row, move to the second row, the string should obviously be longer. Eyeball how long it needs to be to tie around the flower up to the stick. Cut 4 pieces, or however many you need.
- Lastly, cut 4 pieces for the last row. This should be the longest string! Since it is being tied to the very bottom row up to the stick.
- Begin tying the respective string to your flowers. This part does take time! Throw on some Netflix and get to tying. I held my flower upside down, put it between my knees, and tied the string through the “intersection” of all the little tiny stems. (kind of looks like this, /\) Make sure the flower is upside down! Because that is how the flower will hang.
- After you tie your knots (I always did a couple to secure it), you should be able to hold the string and the flower will dangle below upside down.
- Once you have tied ALLLLL your strings (whew are you tired?), take your stick and hang it on the wall where you want it. I just used two nails and rested it on top, hoping it stays put. Ha!
- After your stick is where you want it, begin tying alllllll those darn strings.
- Begin with your first row, first flower. After I eyeballed just about where I wanted it to hang, I tied about 3-4 knots around the stick. You will have a crazy tail sticking up at the top, but leave it be, don’t cut it yet!
- Repeat until your first row is complete.
- Repeat with the next row. Making sure to tie the knot on the stick right next to the flower above it, the closer the better! Once again, leave the crazy tails!! These tails will be longer than the first, and that’s ok, leave them be. We need them.
- Lastly, tie off the last row.
- Once all the flowers are tied on, you will secure each “column” of flowers. On the first column of flowers, take all three of those crazy tails, and tie a knot around all three hanging strings. This will “group” all of the three strings together and make sure they are secured at the top. Once you knot it a couple times, you may now cut the tails short!
- Repeat for the other three columns, or however many you have.
- YOU’RE DONE!
I promise you, once you start doing it, you will get the gist and you might not even need my directions! This project is perfect for a rainy day, or a lazy Sunday. Or if you’re like me, a great project for a couple of days, HA!
Let me know if you guys try this project, I want to see finished products!! Also, if you have any questions at all, or you are confused about something, shoot me a message via Instagram and I will respond ASAP!
Happy crafting, friends!