DIY Floral Wall Art Idea: Free Printable Flower Images

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Learn how to use these free printable flower images to make some lovely modern hanging DIY wall art.

This simple DIY idea using recycled roller blinds and an easy mod podge photo transfer technique is really fun to do and looks brilliant when finished.

The only thing you need to be careful about is that once you begin you probably won’t be able to stop as it is quite addictive.

Last Week’s DIY Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tutorial

You can see the basic tutorial for exact same mod podge photo transfer technique that I shared last week here —> Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tutorial

Mod Podge Wall Art Project Idea

This week’s DIY project is a slightly bigger version of last week’s DIY project and I have used actual photos of flowers rather than flower graphics this time.

It’s quite a long tutorial so if you are in a hurry just use the links in the Table of Contents below to skip to the sections you would like to see. Otherwise, get a coffee and feel free to read through at your leisure.

DIY Hanging Wall Art With Real Flower Images
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Free Printable Flower Images

I think the close-up flower photos have given the same idea a bit of a modern twist.

I used my own flower photos for this flower photo transfer project

Free Printables; Beautiful flower images that you can download to use as wall art or in your DIY craft projects.

Just lately, I have been getting more and more into my photography and can never resist snapping the lovely flowers that are so readily available here in the Netherlands.

My collection of floral images has been slowly building up (some of which, you may have seen on my Instagram feed) and I have been coming up with all sorts of ways to use them – including this DIY wall art idea.

In addition to using them to make this project idea, they can also be used in loads of other ways (artwork for your walls, greeting cards, gift tags, etc).

If you do decide to use them they are for personal use only so please do not reproduce or sell these images.

How To Download Your Free Flower Photography Images

I have now added these flower photo images to the Happy Home In Holland Subscribers Free Resources Library so just use your password to access.

If you are not already a subscriber, don’t worry, you can still get the freebies!

Just click on the button below to enter the free resources library, add your email to the subscribers’ list and you will get an email with the password you need for all the free printables and resources from the website. It is super easy!

These free resources were created as freebies for our subscribers but it is really easy to unsubscribe if you change your mind 🙂

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Tips For Printing Your Flower Images

I printed my flower images out on 6″ x 4″ photo paper (they say a laser printer produces better images for this type of project but I managed with my inkjet) which gave me 4″ x 4″ square images.

The downloadable flower images that I will be sharing will be provided in a larger size so that you can also use them for wall art and other projects.

So you may need to adjust your printer settings to get the size you want (i.e. change your paper size, check the fit to page, etc).

If you do have any problems just let me know and I will try to help.

Alternatively, you can also just use your own images too.

DIY Hanging canvas artwork made from recycled roller blind, flower photograph images and mod podge.

To make this version of it, you need to do a couple of things differently.

Again, I used the same roller blind as a canvas base for the artwork but you could actually apply this technique to other similar surfaces (I might actually try a few other ideas I have out and update this post later).

I used a piece approx 17.5″ x 7″.

Also, the trim that I used was a slightly larger and more decorative version.

Materials Needed For DIY Wall Art Project

Supplies – Canvas Art Work

Supplies – DIY Frame For Canvas

Instructions – How To Make DIY Wall Art

First, check out the basic image transfer technique that I shared last week.

Once you know how to transfer the images you can go ahead and make this version.

Instructions – How To Transfer Images With Mod Podge

  • Print flower photo images
  • Cut out images allowing a 3mm white border
  • Cut a 17.5″ x 7″ piece of roller blind (or whatever you are using as a canvas)
  • Transfer images onto the canvas surface (use last week’s mod podge image transfer tutorial for detailed instructions with step-by-step photos)
  • When transferring images make sure mod podge is applied evenly right to the edges of the white border
  • Once you have finished the photo transfer process allow it to dry

Instructions – How To Make DIY Hanging Wall Art

  • Cut 4 x wooden molding trim beading strips a little wider than canvas
  • Use sandpaper to smooth any rough edges
  • Wipe away sawdust
  • Paint the outer edges of the wooden trim and allow it to dry
  • Glue 2 pieces of wood on either side of the canvas at the top
  • Glue 2 pieces of wood on either side of the canvas at the bottom
  • Add a brass hanger to the back of the top wooden strip

Important Tips – Transfering Flower Images

This time I actually wanted the white edge around the photograph. So I allowed a border of approximately 3mm and trimmed it as neatly as I could.

When you are applying the Mod Podge to the image make sure you completely (and evenly) cover the photograph and white edges.

Paste the images one at a time and try to line them up as straight as you can on the roller blind (or whatever you have decided to use).

When you have completely uncovered your transferred images you can VERY CAREFULLY neaten the white border by gently rubbing away any uneven edges.

If you do accidentally rub a little bit of the border away you can always touch it up with a bit of white paint.

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DIY Flower Wall Art – Mod Podge Photo Transfer Project

Fun DIY wall art project using recycled roller blinds, free printable flower pictures and mod podge to transfer the images.
Keyword: Budget, free printables, mod podge, upcycling

Materials

Materials Needed For The Mod Podge Photo Transfer

  • digital printable computer image/photo
  • photo paper
  • printer (I read you should use a laser printer but my inkjet worked fine)
  • mod podge
  • scissors
  • cloth
  • water (in a small bowl)

Materials Needed For DIY Hanging Artwork Canvas

  • thin wooden molding trim
  • hack saw
  • acrylic paint
  • triangle frame hook
  • small hammer
  • sandpaper
  • roller blinds/shades (or canvas type material)

Instructions

Instructions – How To Make DIY Wall Hanging Canvas

  • Print flower photo images
  • Cut out images allowing a 3mm white border
  • Cut a 17.5" x 7" piece of roller blind (or whatever you are using as a canvas)
  • Transfer images onto the canvas surface (use last week's mod podge image transfer tutorial for detailed instructions with step-by-step photos)
  • Allow to dry
  • Cut 4 x wooden molding trim beading strips a little wider than canvas
  • Sand and rough edges
  • Paint the outer edges of the wooden trim and allow to dry
  • Glue 2 pieces of wooden trim on either side of the canvas at the top
  • Glue 2 pieces of wood on either side of the canvas at the bottom
  • Add a triangular brass hanger to the back of the top wooden strip

If you are planning to have a go at this project then don’t forget to pin it for later.

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Where To Next? Check Out My Other DIY & Craft Ideas

If you liked this DIY Flower Wall Art Idea and would like to see another project using the mod podge transfer method then head over to this DIY Thrift Store Tray Makeover where you will another free printable to make this project.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Floral Wall Art Idea: Free Printable Flower Images

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    love the website. Just retired and I finally have the time to do arts and craft for the house.

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      Thanks Cheryl,
      Yes, it’s always nice if you have a bit of time for yourself to do these kinds of projects. Let me know how you get on if you do have a go at any of the projects 🙂

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