How to Make a Flower Frame for Your Walls

by Carolyn Andrews 03/13/2022

If you love the look of vertical gardens but don’t want the hassle of living plants, a silk or dried flower frame is the perfect project for you. Using either artificial or dried flowers (or a combination) you can create a lush, colorful piece of unique artwork for your home—no maintenance required. Here are the materials and steps involved in this DIY project.

What You’ll Need

Artist’s stretched canvas
Staple gun and staples
Hot glue gun
Paint or wood stain (optional)
Wire mesh
Dried flowers, artificial flowers or both

How to Build Your Flower Frame

  1. Instead of using a picture frame, for this project you can use a simple artist’s canvas. The dimensions are completely your choice.

  2. Remove the canvas from the wooden frame using your pliers.

  3. Add paint or wood stain if you wish. You can choose a color that contrasts with your flower choices or go with a dark natural stain for a traditional woodsy vibe. Confirm that the paint or stain is dry to avoid smudges.

  4. Measure and cut the canvas to get rid of the overlapping edges used to wrap the frame. The finished canvas should perfectly cover the frame.

  5. Staple the canvas back into place with the staple gun. Pull the canvas taut as you go to prevent any sagging.

  6. Measure and cut a piece of the wire mesh so that it’s slightly larger than the frame.

  7. Use your pliers to bend the edges over so that the mesh fits snugly inside the frame without poking out at the sides.

  8. If you haven’t already done so, prepare your flowers by cutting off the stems. If you are using trailing vines or flowers, measure out how much you want to spill over in your design.

  9. Attach the flowers by placing them in the mesh holes and adhering with a dot of hot glue. Hold each flower down for approximately 10 seconds to make sure the glue sets. Note that this placement is not permanent and you can pull out flowers to replace as needed.

  10. Enjoy creating your flower frame design. You can use all the same type of flower or mimic a bouquet. If you need ideas, try going with a particular color scheme or use one specific flower as your focal point and build around it.

Hang your frame wherever you wish and enjoy the beauty of your hard work. Whether you create a flower frame with dried flowers or artificial ones, you’ll have a unique piece of art for your walls and the skills to make as many as you want.

About the Author

Carolyn Andrews

Carolyn Andrews has over 30 years licensed Brokerage experience in both California and Colorado. Born in England, Carolyn moved to California in 1980, then relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1991. Carolyn has also received recognition for Top Sales at RE/MAX Alliance Aurora in 2007-2008 and is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Chairman’s Club, as well as a recipient of the ReMax Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn has sold over 2000 homes personally in her career. Carolyn has been actively involved in many aspects of the Real Estate business including investment property, luxury homes, mountain resort property, skiin/ski out, REO/default management, loss mitigation, valuations, and disposition. She has been a speaker and panelist at several conferences and has been consulted on many occasions by various organizations in the REO/financial industries for her expertise and served on many boards. She has attended numerous ongoing classes to stay abreast of changes in the ever-evolving Real Estate industry. She is the prior State Director for Colorado for VAREP(Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals). She is a member of 3 boards of Realtors including Metro Denver, Colorado Springs and Summit County mountain areas. She heads up The Andrews Group and is or has been an active member of NAR, CAR,REOMAC, CIPS, CRS, AREAA, NAPW, NAHREP, and is an original member of the ELITEReal Estate network. She was ranked #1 for most homes sold in Denver 2007 by Denver Board of Realtors, #2 for 2008, and #2 for 2009, #5 in 2010 and #4 in 2011 and has been consistently in the top 10 ever since. Carolyn Andrews has been a top rated Endorsed Local Provider for the Dave Ramsey Organization and also a Top Producing agent for 2018 for the Homelight Company.