Nothing makes better wallpaper than the real thing. Making your own living wallpaper for your wedding decor is as fun as it is easy. Also, it fills the room with the most awesome floral scent! We use wild spray roses to give the pattern a more wild feel, but you could do this with any type of flower you wanted. Come up with your own design or find a vintage design that you like that you want to try to recreate. Whether you are looking to create a photo backdrop, a ceremony backdrop or want to decorate a bare barn wall, this is an awesome option for DIY wedding decor!
What You’ll Need : Wild Spray Roses / Clippers / Waterproof First Aid Tape ( or tacks or nails) / Yard Stick
You want to start by creating the springs that you will be using. Trim a series of roses into similar sizes and shapes. We made one set of large springs and a set of small sprigs. We also made a few sprigs of just buds to scatter at the edges.
Using tape, secure your stem to the wall. We have found that waterproof first aid tape works well and looks great! It is best to try a test before the big day to make sure that whatever you use will work – all surfaces are different and it also depends of the climate. Tape tends to loose its hold in the heat. If you can use tacks or nails, choose the thinnest you can manage and hammer through the stem at the thickest point.
Space out your flowers ahead of time or have a pattern planned to follow as you go. We staggered one row of large sprigs with one row of smaller sprigs.
You may want to use a yard stick to keep your rows level, or sometimes it is best to eyeball it. You can always readjust, but don’t use the same tape twice as it will loose some of its hold.
Step back and see how it feels to you from a distance. You may want to taper at the ends like we did here, or you could cover a whole wall with an even pattern.
Once you have everything where you want it, you may want to trim some extra greens to balance it out, or leave them for a more wild feel.
Lastly, spritz all of the roses with a spray bottle to keep them fresh – especially if it is hot out. You may not want to use white roses as they tend to brown more quickly and obviously when out of water for a long time.
Photography : MCR PROJECTS