How to Build a Flower Wall

My flower wall has been an ongoing home decor project for the past year. It attracts a lot of questions, so here are all the answers. There are many ways to build a flower wall — this is just a guide to one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to do it, based on what I’ve learned.

Recommended supplies

  • Fake flowers (can be purchased in single stems, bundles, bouquets etc — you just need the flower head, not the stem)

  • Plastic flower grids (more info below)

  • Mini zip ties

  • Wire cutters

  • Pliers

  • Scissors

  • Curtain rod

  • Shower curtain rings

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The base of this flower wall is a flexible plastic grid covered in tiny pegs. Each peg can hold a flower head, arranged as densely or as sparsely as you need.

When I started building my flower wall last year, I was using premade flower tiles from JoAnn stores. Apparently, those were a seasonal item which are no longer in stock. These were convenient and nice quality, but a good deal more expensive than buying an empty grid and filling it yourself.

I later discovered these 60x40 cm blank grids via Amazon (see product link). These come in a pack of 10, which can link up to make a decent size flower wall. The connecting pegs on these grids are lower quality, and I found it extremely helpful to use mini zip ties to secure them together. Otherwise, I imagine that the lower quality grids would have difficulty staying assembled.

Min zip ties secure the grid panels together. Thanks to the zip ties, I could connect panels from different manufacturers without issue.

Min zip ties secure the grid panels together. Thanks to the zip ties, I could connect panels from different manufacturers without issue.

Thanks to the zip ties, I was also able to link the grids of different proportions together. Normally, there’s a locking peg system to connect one grid to the next. Between the two different styles of grids I was using (the ones from JoAnn vs the ones from Amazon), they were not aligned to be easily connected. The zip ties helped me overcome that issue very quickly.

Creating the actual flower wall is as simple as sticking flower heads onto the pegs in whatever arrangement you please.

Here are some of my progress shots below. The third photo shows what the pre-made JoAnn flower tiles looked like before I pulled the flowers off and rearranged them. The panels can be infinitely rearranged without damaging anything, which is great if you want to change styles over time.

Where do you get the flowers? Aside from buying the pre-made flower panels outright, I supplemented my flower collection with bundles of flowers from craft stores. Be sure to look out for sales, which are frequent. I typically bought the flowers at 50% off in-store prices. In some cases you can buy large bundles for cheap online, but it’s harder to be certain of quality. I like shopping in-person because it gives me the opportunity to be very selective about the colors I chose.

To hang your flower wall, you could use a variety of methods depending on your needs. I started with a simple curtain rod (and a heavy duty curtain rod as it grew larger). Shower curtain rings are a quick and easy way to attach the grid to a curtain rod or similar support bar. If you’re looking for a more permanent set-up, you could easily use nails to mount it to a wall or other structure.

How many flowers does it take to fill a square foot? That depends on the size of the flowers you use. The JoAnn tiles came absolutely packed with flowers, and I was actually able to spread them out to cover more area.

How do you clean it? With a fluffy duster. It’s not to bad, to be honest. I’ve had the base part of my flower wall for over a year and not had any serious problems with keeping it clean. It was easy to move and held together well when handled. All I did was fold it onto itself and handle with care. Aside from a few lost flowers (which were easily reattached) there wasn’t any real damage or inconvenience with moving it.