They say April showers bring May flowers…but given that instead of rain we are still getting flurries there may be a little bit of a delay. BUT, do not worry, thanks to today’s DIY post from Toronto’s Interior Designer and blogger Jacquelyn from Lark & Linen, you can have a beautiful cascade of blooms right in your living room in just a few simple steps.
I absolutely LOVE the idea of a flower wall! If you are having a special get together or just want to bring a little bit of Spring indoors, this DIY is just the thing. Enjoy!!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
:: Fishing wire
:: A bucket of flowers and greenery, in colours of your choosing
:: A 3-4′ length metal rod or wooden dowel (alternatively: washi tape)
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Cut your fishing wire to desired length (we cut ours about 4′ long, and we used 8 strands)
Cut each flower, leaving a 2-3″ stem, trimming any fussy leaves
Grab your first length of fishing wire. Leaving 6-8″ or so at the top (so you can tie it to your rod or dowel), begin by tying individual blooms directly to the fishing wire. Every so often, tuck in a few leaves, or double up on your blooms, to keep things interesting. Try to play around with different textures, different colours, and different sizes, ensuring that no two flowers are right next to each other. And keep anywhere from 6-8″ between each bloom. Throw perfection out the window and simply have fun with each strand.
Repeat with remaining strands of fishing wire.
Once you have all of your strands of flowers, carefully tie them at equal intervals to your metal rod. Next, hang your rod on the wall using nails as support. Alternatively, tape each strand directly onto the wall using colourful washi tape.
SO gorgeous, right?! A big thank you to Jacquelyn for sharing this easy-breezy DIY with us. Be sure to check out her blog for more inspiring ideas on everything from entertaining to travel and interior design.
Flowers & DIY: Becky of Blush and Bloom | Photography: Heidi Lau | Design & Styling: Lark & Linen & The Vault Files | Extra love to A Side of Vogue & Talia for their help with making each strand (and significantly speeding up the process)