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DIY Paper Flower Wall

By Dreamcreate @THEdreamcreate

IMG_0794Today I have the pleasure of sharing a DIY I spent months making. It’s not a hard DIY, just time-consuming when done to scale. We decided to make the wall after one of our favourite ladies, Nina, created the most beautiful paper roses for my Lancome shoot back in April. I’ve always been obsessed with statement walls, so when given the chance to make one, I jumped!

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The wall was a group effort, many evening were spent with scissors, glue, wine, fabulous women, and we began to create our own methods and species of paper flowers as time went on. Below you can find the directions for the three main flowers I created. The rosebud, the waterlily and the dahlia.

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Tools needed:

- a ton of paper, colour of choice
- scissors
- hot glue & glue gun (for the wall we used about 80 glue sticks)

The rosebud:

- begin by cutting a paper spiral
- start curling in from the centre, glueing as you go.
- play with width of the spiral and size of the paper for variety

The waterlily & the dahlia & everything else:

- begin by cutting several pointed petals for waterlilies and rounded petals for dahlias.
- curl the first piece and glue
- working in pairs, add dots of glue to the bottom corners of each petal and starting building out the flower
- to build lots of volume glue the petal sides close together, making a more curled, petal like shape.
- I used this method to create roses and all sorts of flowers. It’s very very easy, and each flower will look different depending on the shape you cut the petals.

The wall behind the flowers was half wood / half canvas so I used a combination of hot glue and a staple gun to secure the flowers.

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I can’t describe how amazing the flower wall looks. With the morning sun it shines golden, and in the evening the reflection of the exterior brick wall makes the flowers glow pink.

It took many many hours and so many helpful hands, but it was totally worth it. WOuld you guys attempt a flower wall? Let me know if you try!!!

xo Alana

(created at ma-luxe studios with help from the studio collective)

 


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By Cecilia Du Plessis
posted on 22 June at 15:32

I would also like to know what paper, and I'm struggling with the Waterlily. Any more pictures?

By Yasmin Guevara
posted on 11 May at 20:23

what kind of paper did you use? tissue paper? card stock paper? how big are the biggest flowers?

By Malene Steffensen
posted on 26 September at 16:07

Looks amazing. I want to have a wall like that. But one super boring, but practical question; doesn't it collect a lot of dust? It can't be easy to clean.

By Niqui Rose Event Stylist
posted on 09 April at 03:23

great tutorial! hopefully can do this to one of my events one day. shared your blog link to my page as well. :)

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