How to make wedding garland

Written by jacqueline winslow | 13/05/2017
How to make wedding garland
Flower garlands add beauty to the wedding venue. (Comstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Wedding garlands are a way to add colour and fresh flowers to any wedding or reception. Use fresh flowers and the wedding theme to create a fresh wedding garland that will enhance any wedding foyer, reception or sanctuary.

Take two pieces of greenery and put them on the table in a line. Then, secure them together at the middle of each piece with floral wire. By doing this, you will create a garland. To secure the wire, hold the foliage together, take long piece of floral wire and secure it around the ends of the greenery. Leave about 8 cm (several inches) of wire spare. Cut the floral wire. The extra wire on the garland can be used to secure extra flowers, baby's breath, and netting. Add more pieces of foliage for longer or fuller garland.

Take small bunches of baby's breath and place them along the foliage. Use the floral wire to secure them. Hot glue, if necessary, for extra security.

Cut squares of netting and bunch them together in your hand, making a circle of of the pieces. Gather the ends of netting and secure them on top of the garland, with wire, to form a pouch. Use floral wire to tie off to the wiring on the foliage.

Take one carnation and one rose at a time and hot glue them to the floral wire. The best place to put the flowers is against the baby's breath and netting. The baby's breath will fluff out around the flowers -- if not, use your fingers to fluff it out around the rose and carnation. Repeat this process along the foliage.

Use the floral wire to make a loop and then tie it off, leaving about 5 cm (2 inches) at the end of the loop. Attach the loop behind the wedding garland. To do this, use the extra length of wire to make a knot around the floral wire on the back of the garland. Leave the loop in a position so that it can be hung. Use the hot glue gun after tying off the wire, for extra strength.

Things you need

  • Foliage
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Baby's breath
  • 15 cm (6 inch) wide netting
  • Carnations
  • Roses
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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