DIY Floral Ganesha

DIY Floral Ganesha: How to make a beautiful flower Ganesha that’s perfect for a backdrop or home decor.

DIY Floral Ganesha

If you’ve been following me for a while you know how much I love simple yet modern cultural decor. I’ve seen this floral Ganesha as a mandap backdrop quite often and I decided to try my hand at it. 

DIY Floral Ganesha

One thing I knew is that since I wanted this to be something that I could use year after year, I couldn’t use fresh flowers. I went ahead and ordered fabric flowers and while they are a bit more pricey compared to artificial flowers you can get from the dollar store, you definitely get what you pay for. Anytime someone sees our floral Ganesha they ask how I’ve kept real flowers up there, confirming if the flowers are real. Rather than go with a traditional red, orange, or yellow, I went with a deep rose pink, festive yet fresh.

DIY Floral Ganesha

What you need for a DIY Floral Ganesha 

  • A large foam board
  • Craft Knife (this ensures clean cuts vs scissors)
  • Hot glue
  • Flower heads (85-90) for a 24 inch foam board
  • Paint 
  • Paintbrush
  • Wrapping ribbon or yarn 

*Heres a link to all the things you’d need.

Making a DIY Floral Ganesha DIY Floral Ganesha Making a DIY Floral Ganesha

How to make a Floral Ganesha:

  1. Using a large foam board, startoughly drawing an outline of Ganesha. I have painted simple Ganesha’s in the past so I had a general idea of proportions, if you need inspiration, search “minimalist Ganesha drawing” and you’ll get lots of results for simple Ganesha’s you can draw. Keep everything (hands, legs, mukut) connected to make it easy for hanging. If you can’t find a large foam board, a large thick cardboard would work as well. 
  2. Once I drew out my Ganesha and I was happy with the look, I used an craft knife to cut along the outline. A craft knife ensures you have even cuts and a smooth finish, especially on foam board.DIY Floral Ganesha
  3. I painted it with a pink paint, just blend in with the flowers to ensure none of the white board won’t peek through red flowers. While this is an extra step it’s worth it in the end. 
  4. Using hot glue gun I stuck fabric flowers as close as possible to each other all along the cut foam board. I had to cut the stems off with a wire cutter from under the flowers to make them stick properly. If I had to do it again I would order flower heads to skip that step. 
  5. I secured a piece of wrapping ribbon on the back of the mukut so that I could hang it with ease. Alternatively you can use yarn or jute thread. 
  6. Once it was all done I ended up trimming off in of the arms as it was taking away from his round belly.

DIY Floral Ganesha

This is our second year having our DIY Floral Ganesha be a part of our Diwali decor. It truly makes me smile the same as it did when I first made it. For everyone that’s asked for a tutorial I hope this helps! Tag me in your creations, I’d love to see and share. 

If you like DIYs, you may enjoy these DIY Rainbow Diwali Diyas.


4 thoughts on “DIY Floral Ganesha

  1. Lovely DIY! So excited to try! I saw your amazon links but can’t find these exact flowers you used. Could you please share the link for these same ones? Thank you for all you do!

    1. I just came across this and it’s exactly what I’m looking for! I’m going to DIY this for my wedding! Thank you so much for posting this!! I’ll send you the final creation xx

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