One of the most common questions I get asked almost every day is how to hang paper flowers on the wall. And I understand why🙌.
Once you’ve made all the beautiful flowers that I teach you, you obviously want to securely hang them, and preferably not damage your wall.
And “not damage the wall” is the keyword here, because flowers can be hung, for example, on nails. But who needs extra holes in the wall? That’s right, nobody needs it!
So there are many different ways to attach flowers to the wall, much more than I’ll tell you today. But I wanna teach you how I personally do it, and show you my favorite ways.
How to hang paper flowers on the wall
So today I want to hang up my new summer paper flower set which consists of flowers of different weights and sizes, and I will use different ways to hang them.
I always start with the largest flowers.
In my case, the 2 largest flowers in the set are sunflowers. One is larger and the other one is slightly smaller.
For large and heavy flowers, I always use Command hooks. They come in a variety of sizes, but most of the time I use these little hooks called decorating or mini light clips. And there are also these larger hooks that can hold more weight.
Look, my signature sunflowers are not heavy because I deliberately designed the center to be light and not bulky. So despite the large size it’s quite light that I can use a small hook for it.
But let’s pretend this flower is heavier. For example, I made a heavy center, or I used more petals and more paper, and I need to make sure that it will hold firmly on the wall. In that case, I would certainly use a large hook.
I’ve already made an eyelet at the flower base. You can make this eyelet from paper, ribbon, rope (like me), from wire – it doesn’t really matter what it’s made of.
But what’s matter is try to not make this loop too large. It should be tight so that the flower does not dangle on the hook, and does not sag forward, but fits snugly against the wall. So this loop should be tight.
We want the flower to hang absolutely straight and not lean forward. This is a small but important tip, and it is best to pay attention to it beforehand.
So first I always try on the flower on the place where I want to attach it, I look where I need to place the hook, and then I glue the hook.
My second sunflower is a little smaller, so I will hang it already on a small hook.
One more large flower in my set is a fluffy blue chrysanthemum. It’s also not heavy, because it’s made of very lightweight paper, so I will also hang it on a small hook.
When I hung the largest flowers, I’m moving on to the smaller ones.
And my next flower is this cute daisy.
Of course, I can also hang it on a hook, but since it’s already quite light and small, I prefer a different method.
So for medium and small lightweight flowers I use magnets and sticky tack.
Look, despite all the advantages of hooks, magnets are more convenient.
Because if you make a mistake and attach the hook to the wrong place, you will have to remove it and then use a new hook again, which means you don’t have a chance for mistake. While the magnet and sticky tack can be easily moved around. So it’s very convenient.
Generally there are two types of magnets on the market – ferrite and neodymium.
Neodymium magnets are very strong and they’re stronger than ferrite magnets, but most often they are smaller, meaning that their surface area is also smaller.
And the surface area is more important to us in this case, because we will attach the magnet to the wall with a sticky tack. And no matter how strong the magnets are, we still cannot hang a heavy flower, because the sticky tack will not hold it anyway. I hope it makes sense.
Of course you can use neodymium magnets too. They are strong and can hold very heavy flowers, but then you will have to attach them to the wall not with a sticky tack, but with something more durable.
So most often I use ferrite magnets, since, firstly, they are a little cheaper, and secondly, their surface area is larger.
Neodymium magnets I use too for very small flowers – I’ll show you it later.
Ok, to attach my daisy, I glued the first magnet to its base with hot glue.
I try on where I want to attach it, and look where I need to place the magnet.
Then I check which side of the magnet should be attached to the wall, and which side to the flower, and then I fix it well with a sticky tack to the wall.
And if I make a mistake or I want to move the flower to another place, I can do it very easily and quickly. That’s why magnets are my favorite!
My next flowers are 3 garden roses – one is larger, and the other two a little smaller.
I will also attach them with magnets.
The last flowers I have left to attach are little blue daisies.
Such small and light flowers can be simply attached with only sticky tack, and rest assured, they will hold perfectly.
But keep in mind that my daisies have a flat center, so I can easily press them down and stick the tack well to the wall.
But other flowers don’t always have a flat center, sometimes they have a full and fluffy center that you cannot press on it. So you will not be able to stick the blue tack well to the wall, otherwise you can crush the flower.
In such cases, I use tiny neodymium magnets, they are very small and compact, so it’s very convenient.
When I attached all my flowers, it only remains to attach the leaves.
And everything is very simple here, you will only need a sticky tack for this, nothing else.
A few words about the sticky tack.
It doesn’t really matter what kind of sticky tack you use, they are all about the same. I’m just always looking for a good deal and buying a lot of packs, so it’s cheaper. That’s it.
The only thing you can pay attention to is to make sure that the sticky tack is not too soft, otherwise it does not hold well.
So to attach the leaves, I make very small peas of sticky tack (you only need a few peas for each branch).
And I attach it only by the stem so the leaves themselves hang freely, creating volume (they’re not pressed against the wall, and they’re not flat). Because I like realistic and 3d effect.
My set is ready!
I’ve shared with you all my secrets, tips and tricks on how to hang paper flowers securely without damaging the walls. So I really hope this was helpful!
If you’d like to recreate this set, you can do so with my free and paid paper flowers templates:
- Large Sunflower DIY (templates + video tutorial)
- Dahlia (Сhrysanthemum) flower freebie.
- Small daisies, leaves and similar garden roses are part of Paper Flower Backdrop DIY Kit.
Paper used for this set:
- (Yellow) Citrus Cardstock Paper by Recollections
- (Green) Fairway Green Stardream Metallic
- (Orange) Flame Stardream Metallic
- (White) White Cardstock Paper by Recollections
- (Lilac) Grapesicle French Paper POPTONE
- (Blue and light blue) – discontinued :-((. But very similar blues here, here, and here.
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