DIY FLOWER GARLAND WALL HANGING

Flower garlands are so lovely hanging across a mantle, wrapped around a banister, or hanging across a door jam, but I love the idea of gathering them all up into a “moment.” It’s best to chose flowers and greens that dry nicely so you can keep the wall hanging up for weeks. Enjoy!

SUPPLIES

For 1 Wall Hanging

Twine (no wider than 1mm)

1 pair of scissors

1 large twig or branch (about 4 long)

1 pair of pruners

1 set tapestry needles (with openings at least 1 mm wide)

1 hot glue gun + glue (optional)

Floral wire + wire cutters (optional)

Assorted flowers

I used:

1 dozen roses

1 dozen carnations

8 kumquat sprigs

2 dozen baby’s breath sprigs

1 dozen fern sprigs

1 dozen eucalyptus sprigs

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut the twine into 2 to 5 foot sections.

2. Trim your flowers into small sprigs or single blossoms with an inch or two of stem.

3. There are two ways to make your garlands: The knot technique or the stacking technique.

Knot technique: Tie a double knot around the top section of the stem. Preferably under a set of leaves. Repeat tying flowers at equal intervals apart from each other.  If you want them to overlap when hanging, tie the flowers closer together. For extra insurance, use a dollop of glue from a hot glue gun or wrap with a little floral wire around the knot.  This will make sure the knot stays secure.

Stacking technique: Using a tapestry needle threaded with twine, insert the needle through the stem end up through the flower head. Repeat, adding flowers and continuing to form a stacked garland, similar to a lei.  Tie a knot at the end, and keep about 6 inches of extra twine (to tie onto the twig or branch).

4. Once you have made about 6 garlands, tie them to the twig or branch, about 6 inches apart.

5. Knot a length of twine at both ends of the twig or branch. Hang and enjoy!

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