How to hang paper flowers for backdrops and photo walls UPDATE

 

How to hang Paper Flowers at events, weddings and home decor

The question I get asked the most is

“how do I hang them?”

In this post I’m going to share a few ideas on how best to display your blooms at your event, reception or in your home. As with any DIY project you should practice these ideas before your actual event.

Most venues don’t allow you to put holes in the walls or tape things to them. You can get around this by using your flowers in small groupings, table tops or vignettes here and there. You can visit my Pinterst board to see more ideas.

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But if you want to make a BIG statement and use them as a focal point or

photo backdrop you’ll need a stand.

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Using a PVC Pipe Stand

  • You can hot glue or wire the flowers to the actual pipe
  • Drape the pipe with fabric, sheets or inexpensive curtains work well since they both either have loops or a sewn pocket that you can sheer on to the pipe. This works well for accent displays, flowers on the corners or across the top.
  • For a flower wall on fabric you’ll need to use a Canvas or Duck Cloth both are sold by the yard. It’s a heavy duty utility fabric.
  • You can adhere the flowers directly to the fabric, again using hot glue or pin them to the fabric if they have a *wire hanger on the back.
  • You can attach them to foam core boards and hang them from the PVC piping then disguise the actual pipe with fabric, lace or tulle.

 *Quick note: My flowers are available with a wire hanger on the back that allows for easy installation and you can remove them and use them again. Click here to visit PaperFlora shop.

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 Building a PVC Pipe Stand

I’ve included two DIY stands that I found that look easy to build, you can get all the supplies at your local hardware store for about $25. Click the photos below to get exact measurements and diagrams. But if you aren’t the building type you can find them already cut and ready to assemble on Etsy.

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Building a Plywood Chalkboard Backdrop

To  build a plywood wall takes a little more skill and some power tools! Visit East Coast Creative for all the supplies you’ll need and building directions. Instead of covering the plywood with turf paint the surface with 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint. Use *weights/sandbags on the back to support the weight of the flowers.

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 Building with Polystyrene Sheets

A polystyrene backdrop is much lighter in weight and easier to build. You can get all the supplies and building directions here How to Make a Backdrop  You can paint the board once it has been assembled. Polystyrene is much lighter than plywood so *weights/sandbags are a MUST!

 

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The best way to hang your flowers causing the least amount of damage to the wall or to the flowers is by using display Command strips. It’s the only product I use.

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*IMPORTANT – make sure you do a run through to make certain everything will work. I suggest you bring weights, like bean bags or sand bags to be placed on the back of the stand. The flowers are made of paper but they can get very heavy when arranged in large numbers. You can disguise the bags with more fabric or other props.

 

The above wedding photos are not my own you can find them on Pinterest  OR on the sites listed below

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/1127243/

http://www.refinery29.com/100-layer-cake/45