Every Party Should Have This DIY Floral Wall Hanging

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For your next gathering or celebratory event, why not elevate your space with a gorgeous do-it-yourself floral display? In addition to traditional flower arrangements for your tables (such as this centerpiece or this beautiful bouquet), consider taking things vertically. This whimsical project is the perfect way to add one-of-a-kind decor, and it also provides the perfect backdrop for all those Instagram selfies!

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Things You'll Need

  • Fresh flowers (at least two or three dozen)

  • Large sewing needle

  • Fine elastic thread

  • Scissors

  • Wood dowel, 1 yard in length

  • String

We've used classic red roses for this DIY, but this wall hanging would work with other flowers as well. As long as the flower head is sturdy enough to thread through, you can mix and match other varieties into the hanging.

Step 1

Grab a yard of string and tie it to one end of your wooden dowel with a tight knot. Then tie the other end of the string to the opposite end of the dowel. This is how you'll hang the floral display.

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Step 2

Take one yard of fine elastic thread and thread it through the eye of a large sewing needle.

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Step 3

Now you're ready to start threading the flowers: Take the needle and push it through the top of the stem.

TIP: It's easier to trim the stems and remove any excess leaves before you start threading the flowers.

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Step 4

Pull the needle through the stem and then thread it through the head of the flower. Pull the needle through and out of the top. It should now be quite stable on the line. Gently slide the rose down the thread and repeat the process on the next flower.

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Step 5

Keep threading flowers along the elastic thread until you've finished a row.

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Step 6

Hang the wood dowel from a hook or wall screw and attach the row of threaded flowers with a tight knot.

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Step 7

Finish the wall hanging by adding more rows of flowers along the dowel. We made the lengths shorter as we reached the edge to create a 'V' shape, but it would also look nice as a simple floor-to-ceiling hanging with a curtain of trailing flowers.

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TIP: Want to make it a permanent addition to your wall decor? Switch to faux flowers instead of fresh!


Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and design ever since!

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