Tips on How to Build a Flower Wall Step by Step

If you’re an Instagram regular, chances are you’ve come across flower walls – the artistically styled, lush greenery and custom signage that adds an extra dose of aesthetic beauty and elegance to a space.

But how do you make a flower wall yourself? It’s simple: you just need to purchase the right supplies, decide on the best style for your space, and follow the proper guidelines to light up your room with these beautiful art pieces.

Ever wonder how to build a flower wall? Here are a few tips to help you build a flower wall for a college dorm room, a bedroom, and an apartment. We’ve also included links to everything you need to create these flower walls.

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Let’s dig in!

How to Build a Flower Wall in a Dorm Room

How to Build a Flower Wall in a Dorm Room

A flower wall is one of the best – if not the best – ways to turn your lifeless and rather-boring dorm room into a fresh and bright space. But this idea might be stressing you if you’ve never built a flower wall before. If that’s you, don’t run for the hills just yet; you’ll hack it!

Supplies you need:

Here are the things you need to spruce up your dorm room with a flower wall:

  • 6 fake flower bouquets, each bearing around 12 flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear fishing line
  • Wire cutters
  • Small pushpins or nails

Build your flower wall in dorms as follows:

Step #1: Prepare the flowers

Using wire cutters, cut your flowers off the bouquet to make them individual blossoms. Needle-nose pliers should work just as fine as wire cutters.

Try cutting the flowers close to the end for the best results. Then group your flowers by color for better organization.

Step #2: Glue the flowers

Put a dab of glue on the tip of the stem of a flower then place that on the center petals of the flower you want to glue it to. Some flowers, like teal flowers, may require that you glue some petals around the flower’s stem to get them to stay together.

Step #3: Build your strands

Glue together eight or nine flowers, depending on how long you want your flower strands to be. Also, decide how many strands to make depending on the width of your wall. Seven or eight strands are usually the average amount, but make more or less depending on the width of the wall.

Step #4: Hang the strands

By this stage, your flowers should be ready for hanging. To do this, tie a loop around the top flower head with a fishing line, place a small push pin into your wall near the ceiling and hang the loop there.

Extra step:

Although not necessary, you can tape the bottom of your flower strand to the wall – it provides more security. Use a tape color that matches your wall for uniformity.

How to Build a Flower Wall in a Bedroom

How to Build a Flower Wall in a Bedroom

Whether for Valentine’s Day or personal appeal, you’ve probably considered redecorating your bedroom at some point. Unfortunately, doing a mural, adding a fresh coat of color, or adding wallpapers can be expensive and time-consuming.

On the other hand, a flower wall on a board behind your bed will add freshness and beauty to your bedroom for pennies. Plus, installing the flower wall in a bedroom is fun and easy.

So how do you build a flower wall for a bedroom? First, you should gather the right supplies and then follow the proper steps to build and install it.

Supplies you need:

Here are things you need to add freshness and beauty to your bedroom:

  • Faux flowers
  • Foam core board
  • Wire cutters
  • Glue gun
  • Velcro command strips

Build the flower wall as follows:

Step #1: Prepare the board

Prepare the board you plan to use for your flowers. You need to determine the size of the board, which will help determine how many flowers you need.

Note: As shown in this video, you can choose not to use the board and stick the flowers directly to the wall.

Step #2: Prepare the stems

If you’ve bought your flowers in a bunch, cut them individually for a cleaner look. Trim the flower’s stems to the length of your choice. Experts recommend leaving about an inch of the stem for better aesthetics.

Step #3: Place your flowers on the board or wall

Once you determine where you want each flower to be, poke a hole using the flower’s stem and push it through the foam board. Flowers like the faux peonies and foam roses may require you to glue them so they stick well. If you stick the flowers directly to the wall, use a tape that has a color that matches your wall.

Tip: If you decide to use roses, style them, so they aren’t symmetrical. Otherwise, they’ll look fake, and you don’t want your bedroom to feel fake.

Step #4: Add the Velcro strips

Use the Velcro strips to hang your board on your bedroom’s walls.

How to Build a Flower Wall in An Apartment

How to Build a Flower Wall in An Apartment

If you want to create an eye-catching feature in your apartment’s living room on a budget, look no further than a flower wall in an apartment.

But how do I do that, you’re asking? It’s simple: you need a huge flower wall in a frame that you can put in your living room. And all it takes is the right tools and detailed instructions!

Here are the supplies you need to build flower walls in apartments:

  • Flower tiles (around 15, depending on how big you want your flower wall to be)
  • Wood
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Pre-stain
  • Wood finish – gloss
  • Braces to connect your wood pieces
  • Hammer
  • 3-inch screws
  • C-hooks

Build the flower wall as follows:

  1. Start by measuring out pieces of wood to the desired length then saw off the pieces you don’t need.
  2. Sand down all the wood pieces and apply pre-stain. Let dry.
  • After 30 minutes, apply the gloss finish to stain the pieces.
  1. Add braces to each wood corner and screw the frame onto the wall.
  2. With a hammer, nail in your C-hooks across the top of the frame. Also, nail a couple C-hooks on the bottom and the sides.
  3. Connect the flower tiles with the loops on the back of them.
  • Attach the connected flowers to the C-hooks.

The bottom line

The bottom line

There you have it, folks: The best tips on building a flower wall in your bedroom, dorm room, or living room; I hope you enjoyed it. Have you built a flower wall, let us know your best tips in the comments!

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