Ivy and white strand lights add a romantic touch to your wedding head table. The leafy green vines and tiny white lights correspond with many kinds of wedding decor, especially with flower or garden party-themed weddings. Ivy is an ideal decorating choice for brides on a budget; the vine is cheap and readily available. You can choose from several ways to incorporate ivy and lights into head table decor, including in topiaries and garlands.
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Things you need
- 10-inch pot
- Potting soil
- Ivy plant with long runners or several smaller ivy plants
- Spherical wire topiary frame
- LED string lights
- Evergreen garland
- Spanish moss
- Florist's wire
- Artificial ivy garland
- Artificial ivy sprays
- Florist's tape
Fill the bottom of a 10-inch pot with potting soil.
Transplant the ivy into the pot. Surround the root ball with a potting mix made from a 50:50 peat and water solution after potting.
Anchor a spherical topiary frame into the pot, pushing to lodge the spikes into the soil.
Wind ivy runners (the plant's long leaf-covered vines) around the wire frame.
Tie the twisted runners in place with raffia.
Wrap the ivy-covered frame with a strand of LED lights.
Head Table Centerpiece
Cover an evergreen garland with Spanish moss; wind florist's wire around the moss-covered segments to hold the moss in place, which will form the base of your ivy garland.
Wrap artificial ivy garland around the base. Wind florist's wire around the ivy to secure it to the base.
Cut stems from artificial ivy sprays, and wrap their ends around the garland stems. Secure in place with florist's tape if necessary.
Twine a strand of LED string lights around the ivy garland, and use floral tape to secure them in place.
Mount the garland along the edge of the table top, securing it in place with saddle staples.
Head Table Garland
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