I've recently seen flower walls popping up all over the internet, and I hope it doesn't stop! All you need is foil tape and some short stemmed flowers to transform a wall for a photo booth backdrop or as festive party decor. I suppose real flowers will eventually dry if you leave them taped up, but it makes sense to use artificial plants or flowers if you want to have something more permanent. I wanted to have a splash of fun for my office wall behind my desk, so here is how I made a wall of ferns (a.k.a. Fern Wall-is, in honor of the lovely lady who created fashion week, Fern Mallis).
1. Gather Supplies:
-5 yard role of foil tape (similar to washi tape, but doesn't peel off as easily)
- approx 2 "bunches" of ferns per 10 sq. ft. of wall
2. Pull off the leaves.
3. Tape bottom of fern with ~2 inch strip of tape. After some trial and error (and totally having to re-do the wall) I realized it was better to tape the bottom than the top so you aren't battling gravity. Gravity always wins.
4. Arrange in repeating diamond pattern. Exact measuring isn't on my patience radar, so I started with a diamond shape spaced approx 6 inches apart. Continue making a diamond pattern, which will result in diagonal rows of ferns.
5. Voila! Enjoy your new wall, which comes out with a 3D wallpaper effect. You could be more haphazard with your taping, but I love the uniform pattern of my ferns! Start to finish, this project could be completed in about an hour or less. It could also be done with a variety of fun types of flowers, so tag me on Instagram if you make your own faux wallpaper!