I was looking for pieces for my baby girl’s bedroom when I found this beautiful wall flower. But I was looking for teal and gray wall decor and I needed it to be less expensive. So, I decided to design my own. Here’s how I did it:
- I found an old wall hanging at a thrift store. It was a 16″x16″ wood frame with fabric stapled to the front. It only cost a couple dollars and saved me the trouble of constructing my own framework.
- Using a standard staple remover, I removed the staples and fabric from the old wall hanging to give me my empty framework.
- For my fabric purchase, I used the measurement of the frame, side to side and added the depth of the wood for each side plus an extra few inches just to be safe. I used a cotton fabric that was thick enough that it wouldn’t look flimsy on the wood framework.
- The huge flower is 12 inches in diameter and was purchased from Hobby Lobby. It was on a large stem that I had to cut off with wire cutters. I cut clear to the base of the flower, removed the bulky pieces that held the flower together, and then hot glued the middle of each layer petals onto each other to put it all back together. It sounds like a lot of work but really went together quite quickly.
- Then it was time to assemble everything. I stapled the fabric to the back of the wood framework, pulling it tight around the sides as I went, creating a nice corner like I was wrapping a present, and being very careful since this particular print had to be kept fairly straight. Then I hot glued the flower to the middle of the fabric. The flower had a tendency to droop so I included some hot glue toward the outer edge of the bottom row of petals and even hot glued a few petals from the second row partially down for some extra stability.
It truly is a statement piece and one of my favorite things about my baby’s bedroom! But it was also a very simple project. If you made one yourself, what colors would you choose? If you do make one, I’d love to see the finished product!