We have been swooning over all of the lovely foliage and greenery this wedding season so we wanted to share this easy-to-make floral wall with you! There are so many ways to use a floral wall at your wedding, for example as your ceremony backdrop, behind your sweetheart table, or with your photo-booth to name a few.
12 x 12 in Foliage squares (8)
Accent Silk FLowers
Step 1: Cut Panelling
To fit your eight 12 x 12 foliage squares you’ll want to cut the hog panelling to 1’8” x 3’4” so there is room to bend the foliage panel around the edges. We recommend doubling up on the hog panelling to make it more sturdy. First measure the width (1’8”), then fold it over on itself to double up the layers. Next cut lengthwise with your wire cutters. After getting the correct width doubled up go ahead and cut both layers to the correct length (3’4”).
Step 2: Ziptying Layers Together
Ziptying the layers together ensures that the base will be nice and sturdy for applying your foliage. We pushed down and almost bent the panelling against its natural curve to make sure it lays as flat as possible.
After flattening, ziptie every other box along the edges of the panelling. You’ll want to place a few in the middle to be sure the pieces are snug together. We recommend weaving each ziptie in between the layers a few times to make them really tight.
After attaching all your zipties, cut off the long ends of the zipties. Remember to not get too close to the base of the ziptie.
Step 3: Attach Foliage
First lay out your foliage in the pattern you like! After placing them, start ziptying along the borders while slightly wrapping the foliage over the edge. This hides the silver paneling from eyes view.
We chose to ziptie every other grid around the outside edge of the panel. Next place zipties on the internal corners of each foliage square to make sure they’re snug in place!
Step 4: Play Time
Now our favorite part – play around with all of your florals! Find the placement you like whether completely scattered, uniformly placed, in the corners, or like we chose in two diagonal corners asymmetrically, whatever you like!
Money saving tip: only take the tags off the florals when you’re positive you like their placement, so you can return any unused florals!
Step 5: Attach Your Flowers
Now that you have your florals placed to your liking it’s time to secure those babies in! The easiest way we found to attach the florals is with thin floral wire. We used small pieces of wire about 6” long, and first wrapped the wire multiple around the base of the flower. It becomes even more secure if you weave the wire in between some of the layers of lower petals as you wrap around.
After securing the flower with the wire, poke the other end of the wire through the foliage. Start from the top going through to the bottom of the panel. Next weave the floral wire around a few of the metal hog panels underneath.
To streamline the process we cut multiple 6” pieces of floral wire first so we didn’t have to stop in between each floral placement to cut more wire.
Step 6: Add In Extra Leaves
If you’re feeling extra bold, add in some larger leaves around the florals to add more layers and volume to your statement piece! We used a method similar to attaching the flowers: wrap the 6” wire piece around the stem of the leaf and then stick it through the panelling and attach to the base. If you don’t want to add more foliage no worries, but we think it is a fun addition!