How to organize silk flowers in a wreath workshop with this budget friendly DIY Artificial Flower Storage idea. Must have floral wall storage for any wreath maker!
We all know that crafters have a slight problem with over buying supplies. But once you cross over from crafter into business woman it’s time to get serious about using the supplies you have on hand.
I am constantly purchasing new silk flowers for my wreath making business. Flowers make me happy and I love designing with them.
You did know I have an Etsy Shop where I sell everyday and seasonal wreaths, holiday bows, and lantern toppers?
I’d love to you to hop over and take a peek –> 3 Little Greenwoods Creations
My mission for the New Year is decluttering and organizing my wreath workshop, starting with my over-abundance of supplies.
If you are a wreath maker then creating a DIY Artificial Flower Storage Wall will allow you to instantly see your floral supplies. Chances are if you can see them you will be inspired to create more!
Supplies Needed for Artificial Flower Storage
Small Trash Cans (from the Dollar Tree Store)
All of the supplies for this Artificial Flower Storage wall can be found at your local home improvement store. Facebook Marketplace is a great place for the wire shelving!
Directions for Installing Artificial Flower Storage
Step One: Plan your Silk Flower Storage Wall
Measure the wall space and decide where to place the wire shelving. Since my ceilings were sloped I used several different lengths of shelving to get maximum storage.
Step Two: Install DIY Flower Wall
Work with a partner to place and level the wire shelving. Use a pencil to mark where to drill the holes for the drywall anchors.
Drill a hole the same size as the drywall anchor supplied in the shelf clip packet. Install drywall anchors by tapping them into place.
Step Three: Add Trash Cans
Drill one or two holes in the top of the plastic trash cans close to the top edge. Use zipties to attach each trash can to the wire shelving.
Staggering the trash cans along the wire shelving will allow maximum artificial flower storage.
Artificial Flower Storage Tip: If you don’t like the where you installed the trash cans then simply remove them by cutting the zip-ties. Try again with a different layout until you have one that works for you!
Step Three: Organize Silk Flowers for Wreath Making
Gather all of your florals and sort them by color or season. Place them into the trash cans on the floral wall.
Being able to visually see all the wreath making supplies I have is AMAZING! I can’t wait to start designing new wreaths to add to my Etsy Shop.
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I did something very similar to store my abundance of flowers. Since I live in an apt my storage has to be dual use – both functional & pretty. I also have to make use of space in unique ways. Since I knew my floral storage was going to take up a lot of space I decided to place mine on the back of my front door. Since weight was a concern I decided to use a length of drop cloth attached at the top using 4 over the door hooks. I sewed buttonholes large enough to slip macramé cord though and made hoops just large enough to hold the small trash baskets I’d spray painted an antique gold. I found the fabric wanting to draw inward was solved by sewing strips across the back to make long pockets I was able to slide wood dowels inside. Now I have a gorgeous door that serves as a unique art piece that solved my floral storage problem. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Ashley Greenwood says
I love how you thought outside the box to solve your storage issue! Awesome idea!
Kim L says
Thank you to both of you ladies for the ideas. I have all my flowers in totes and I must see them somehow in able to work with them and I didn’t know what I was going to do. Thank you, Thank you. Kim
Ashley Greenwood says
So happy to help!
I am in a massive need to organize my artificial florals and greenery. My craftroom is not usable at the moment bc I have so many, it’s overflowing into my upstairs hallway too. I’m so happy I found this! We have a huge dresser being stored where I plan to do this. It’s moving out in a few days and seeing this was perfect timing! I’ve been looking for a long time and everything I saw was expensive, and with how times are now I needed a cost and space efficient solution. Thanks to you I found it!!
Garnet Faith Rothwell says
Thank you so much for the floral arrangement idea. I had become totally frustrated as my craft room is unusable due to a small space and to many supplies. If you have any other storage ideas I would love to see them. Thanks again.