This flower wall is our next installment for #NationalDIYWeek. On Monday, we featured a five-day room transformation for under £500; yesterday, it was plant-filled wheelie bin storage and now it's a DIY flower wall by the very colourful Instagrammer @charlottejacklin (opens in new tab). A perfect way to jazz up an otherwise plain looking bedroom, spare room, nursery or office, we think.
How? We explain that below. All you need to get started is a glue gun, a range of faux flowers you love, a hammer, some slim nails and some paper clips. You can complete this in an afternoon once you've got the tools to hand. We're rooting for you.
HOW TO CREATE A FLOWER WALL
1. The first step in creating your very own flower wall is to source the materials. Charlotte's DIY was a collab with Hobbycraft, so all her flowers are from there (more on that below) and we think they're a fab option.
2. The next step is to find a big area of floor in which you can lay out your flowers so you can be sure the arrangement is pleasing. You'll need to decide how many rows you'd like and how many flowers will be in each row. This is also where you can trim stems and leaves if need be.
3. Once you're happy with the look and order of your flowers, begin gluing them together. Starting from the top of each row, grab your top two flowers and your (now hot) glue gun. First, pop some glue in the head of your second flower. Then quickly pop the bottom of the stem of the top flower into the hot glue – and leave to dry. Continue this process until you have a string for each row.
4. Now hang your flower strings on the wall. You might need two people to do this – one to hang and the other to make sure they're evenly spaced from afar. Simply hammer a nail into your wall where you'd like the top of each row to sit. Then, using a paper clip, attach the row of flowers to the nail, being sure to hide the paperclip behind the head of a flower. And you're done!
Head to Charlotte's blog (opens in new tab) for the full how-to and comprehensive steps.
WANT TO COPY THIS DIY? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED
Artificial Flowers | From 60p at Hobbycraft (opens in new tab)
Hobbycraft is probably the best place to purchase your artificial flowers. Why? Their range is huge and their prices are affordable. Charlotte used a mix of: Coral Foam Peony (opens in new tab); Pink Gilt Mountain Hydrangea (opens in new tab); White Sorbet Rose Stem (opens in new tab); Lavender Rose Stem (opens in new tab) and Rose Leaves (opens in new tab).
Hot Melt Glue Gun |
£13 £10 at Hobbycraft (opens in new tab)
Don't own a glue gun? No worries, this one is only £11 and it comes with lots of sticks as well as a heat proof mat. Bargain.