Summer’s almost here and we’re super excited about that! Summer calls for some fun, fruity, tropical styling that is most of all simple. This easy garland can be styled up or down for an elegant mid-summer night dinner party or a wild luau! This stunning DIY project is courtesy of Tanya of Oh Flora— a quaint little flower studio specialising in weddings, events, editorial and workshops. We think it’s the perfect feature for your next summery soiree. Give it a try!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Flowers | Long upholstery needle | Scissors or flower snips | Clear fishing line
WHAT TO DO
- Select your flowers. The number of flowers you’ll need will depend on how long you’d like your garland to be. Three bunches will give you about 1m – 1.5m (we used about 30 – 40 flowers). This type of garland works best using rounded shaped flowers. We used double daffodils and ranunculus, though roses and carnations also work beautifully!
- Chop the flower heads off, leaving about 1cm of stem.
- Thread your needle with a couple of metres of fishing line. Cut the line from the reel and tie a big loop. It’s always better to have to much too much fishing line, than to not have enough! You can always make the garland shorter when finished.
- Gently thread your flower heads along the fishing line. Pierce the needle through the remaining stem you’ve left on your flowers. This will give you more movement throughout your garland and the freedom to move the flowers around a little when styling on the table. If the stem breaks, simply thread the needle through the centre of the flower.
- When you’ve finished threading all the flower heads on, cut the remaining fishing line to your desired length and tie a loop.
Enjoy! Style your floral garland along a table like we’ve done here or hang them for a gorgeous feature. You can make your garland the night before, then gently wrap it in tissue paper and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to set the table!