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.
DIY Flower Wall Art – Mod Podge Photo Transfer Project
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.
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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
I have been getting more and more into my photography lately 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.
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
First, check out the basic transfer technique that I shared last week (just click on the image or link above).
Once you know how to transfer the images you can go ahead and make this version.
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.
Printing Your Free Downloadable Flower Images
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Alternatively, you can also just use your own images too.
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.
Take Care To Transfer The White Border Properly
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).
How To Make DIY Flower Wall Art Project
DIY Flower Wall Art Material List
For The Mod Podge Photo Transfer & Canvas
- Mod Podge
- Roller blinds (roller shade)
- Printable computer image/photo
- Photo Paper
- Printer (I have read that you need a laser printer to do this but I actually used my HP Photosmart 5520 inkjet)
- Bowl of water
For The Wall Art Poster Frame
- 1-meter length of thin wooden molding trim
- Small hack saw
- Paint (any sort will do: acrylic, hobby, spray)
- Small triangle frame hook
- Pin Hammer
- Sand Paper
DIY Flower Wall Art Project Instructions Summary
- 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
- Cut 4 x wooden molding trim beading strips a little wider than canvas
- 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
If you are planning to have a go at this project then don’t forget to pin it for later.
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.