Today 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!
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.
- a ton of paper, colour of choice
- hot glue & glue gun (for the wall we used about 80 glue sticks)
- 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.
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!!!
(created at ma-luxe studios with help from the studio collective)