Spring Wallflowers Sign

Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com       So I finally saw the first flower of spring in our yard this week, and I literally squealed out loud with delight. It was a cluster of small, purple crocuses, but they may as well have been a giant tree of roses for the amount of joy that they brought me. I've been itching to do a big flower project this spring, and those pretty purple petals gave me the motivation I needed to make it happen! Here's how you can bring the outdoors inside this spring:Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.comSupplies:
– 2' x 4' wood board (you can use a strong foam core board for a lighter overall weight if you plan on hanging the sign)

Fake flowers in various shades and shapes (use flowers from "dollar store" type places for the most cost-effective option)
– Glue gun
Plastic 1/2" plug caps (found in plumbing supplies)
– Wooden letters  Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com        Step One: Position the letters in their intended places on the board, and make marks around the letters with a pencil to use as a placement guide. Use your glue gun to glue 2-3 plugs to the back of your wooden letters (having the letters raised off the board will allow you to fill in behind the letters with flowers). Put hot glue on the bottom of each plug and use the guidelines to place the letters on the board. Allow the glue to dry.

Step Two: Gather your flowers and pull or cut the blooms off the stems. Most cost-effective dollar store flowers pull off easily from their stems, so you'll just have to trim the little plastic tips so the flowers will lay flat.

Step Three: Use the hot glue gun to place a generous amount of glue on the back of the flower, and place your flower onto the board. 

Step Four: Continue to glue each flower, staggering and balancing the color placement as you go, until you have the whole board (and under the letters) covered. Make sure to have the flowers hang over the edges on the sides so the end of the board is hidden. Once the board is full, you can mount frame hangers on the back or place the board on a mantel or shelf for display. Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com     Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com    Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com   Spring Wallflowers Sign (click through for tutorial) abeautifulmess.com  Since the letters are mounted an inch off the board, the phrase looks like it's floating on top of the blooms. For a sign this size, I ended up using at least 250 flowers to make the full floral effect, but since our dollar store flowers came at least five to a stem, it was only about $50 for all the flower supplies—not bad for that many petals! All in all, I think this was the perfect way to welcome in the new spring season. xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited using Stella from the Signature Collection.  

  • Simply beautiful & the perfect way to bring a touch of spring into your home! That would be beautiful in my home office!

  • How did you do the little yellow tassels hanging from the mantle? Those are adorable and I recently moved to an apartment with a mantle!

  • Hi Laura! I am freaking in love with this project and would really like to do my own version, but I’m struggling to find the proper wooden letters. Where did you get yours? I can’t find anything online that’s sans serif/cheaper than ten bucks a pop.

    Your help would be much appreciated!
    Thank you,
    Ilona

  • This is so perfect and pretty for spring decorations! Good job! 🙂

    Lulu xx

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  • I love that kind of projects! Looks grea, definitely in spring mood 🙂

  • This looks so fun! I want to try but have to wait until spring.. I don’t know if a winter one would have the same ‘pop’

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  • I always wonder this kind of thing because i live in a tiny house, so i have to ask myself this before i bring anything home. 🙂

  • lovely diy!!!!!
    Noemi
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  • i’ve got sth to you..
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  • This looks lovely!

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    xx

  • You could have one for each season even at Christmas you could have a standing tree. Will e dreaming of flowers tonight.

  • I can’t wait to make one of these – I think I’ll make a smaller one for a little girls room or something. Oh the possibilities.

  • You are AMAZING. The little caps to use on the back, to make the SPRING spring forward? So clever. Seriously. I wish I had a brain that worked like yours. For now, I’ll just watch you create and enjoy from afar. And maybe one day, I’ll have a lot of money and can hire someone like you to do my decorating.

    Great work! So pretty 🙂

  • Oh God that is beautiful, such a fab idea 🙂 love it 🙂 cannot wait to try it, now gonna hunt down the things i need 🙂

  • This is beautiful! Would make a great background for a cake/dessert table!

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  • This is really cute! I love all your DIYs they give me lots of inspiration! Keep up the good work 🙂

  • It can´t be more beautiful!! we follow you since NOW! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness WOW !! I am totally going today to look for these things !! there is a spot on my wall that is just dying for somthing to be there. I absolutely love this although personally i like the unfineshed look better, so i guess ill add my own touch to it. Thank you so so much for posting this.

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  • I love this 3D flower signs! I love the look of real flowers so this is the perfect way to decorate!

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  • This is one DIY I would do! 🙂 so pretty, and brings color to any plain white room!~

  • Thanks for being so specific! I love to know where to get my supplies, approximately how many I’ll need, & the overall have a cost estimate. So much less thinking. So many fewer trips to the stors. 🙂

  • This is really cute! May want to make something similar for my apartment one of these days!

  • Yes! I am so making this!! 🙂 I hope you don’t mind me having a go 🙂 hehe xx

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  • So in love with this!! I have the perfect place to put something like this in my diningroom! I can’t wait to try it out. Adorable!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Wow! That came out beautifully. Super impressed by the creativity and design!

  • this is so cute, colorful, and creative! I love it, thanks for sharing.
    xo,
    Dana Kay
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  • Aw, thanks so much! So glad you are enjoying the posts so far!

    Laura 🙂

  • I’ll put it in my garage or attic wrapped in bubble wrap with my other season decor 🙂

    Laura

  • So pretty! Would love one of this in my room. x

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  • I’m gonna say the same place you store all your winter gear when winter is over 😛

  • I never thought I’d love a blogger as much as I love Elsie and Emma (yeah, I love you guys, it’s for real), but Laura, you’re really kicking it up a notch and joining in the love circle. This is amazing and now I want to cover my whole house in fake flowers. Thanks for this lovely piece of spring joy.
    PS
    I, too, squealed in ridiculous delight at the sight of my first crocus. Spring has SPRUNG!

  • How cute is this! Well done! xx

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  • That is such a fantastic idea for a flower lover like myself!! Love that project i think it’s going to be my very firt DIY realization this year (or ever to be quite honest!) i’m finishing up my kitchen renovation and i think a flower board like this would be great for this room! Thanks dear Laura!
    xoxo
    Melodie
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  • This is fantastic. Have you seen the floral work by artist Clara Hallencreutz? If you haven’t I have a sneaky feeling you might just LOVE it x
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  • I love it when spring is in the air! It makes you feel like being outside and doing pretty projects like this. This actually would be a cool project for Beltane 🙂

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  • That looks awesome!!!!

    Have a great weekend!
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    Bambi

  • This is sooo cute!! Thanks for the inspiration to start spring out the right way!

  • This is incredible!!! My mind is already hard at working thinking of a small space modification (I live in a 375 sq. foot studio)

    Yet another beautiful DIY from ABM, you guys never disappoint! 🙂

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  • Love this! Such welcome colors after a long winter! No spring flowers showing in MN just yet (still snowing!), so it really would be a good time to bring some spring inside.

  • Now that is a happy looking sign. Imagine the possibilities for weddings and showers! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers!
    Alexa

  • Oh my!!! It’s lovely! I would love to see a house tour, Laura! Your home looks amazing!

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