Want to learn how to make a flower garland? Whether it's for a wedding or a garden party, this would make for a very Instagrammable addition, plus it's really simple to make, literally just three steps and a bit of creative flair!
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You will need:
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This project was taken from Handmade Wedding published by CICO Books, available on Amazon.
- Green ribbon or string
- Copper beech leaves
- Oak leaves
- Strong florist’s wire
- Hydrangea stems
- Rhododendron stems
- Sprigs of rosemary, preferably in flower
- Garden clippers (secateurs)
Step one: plan the design of your flower garland
Measure how long you want the garland to be with some ribbon or string. Add an extra 8in (20cm) on each end to use as hanging loops. Lay out the foliage along the ribbon.
Step two: secure the foliage in place
Hold the florist’s wire tightly and, starting at one end of the line, carefully wrap it up and around the foliage and ribbon to bind them together. Secure the wire at the other end.
Step three: arrange the flowers
Feed in the hydrangea, rhododendron, and rosemary along the garland wherever you want them. Depending on where the garland is to be displayed, it may be easier to hang up the line of foliage first and then add the flowers along its length. In this way, less of the garland is likely to come adrift when you hang it in position.
Top tip: When laying out the foliage, think of it as like a long, fat sausage, and the fatter you can make it the better – but there are no hard-and-fast rules for making this project.