We love garlands here on Once Wed so when Laurie threw out the idea of creating a fresh flower garland I immediately jumped on board with the project. Not only does the garland above look beautiful hanging on an entryway, but it could also act as an affordable but fun way to display escort cards or favors. Not a big fan of birds? You could substitue them for cut out hearts or choose to use just the garland by itself. Did I mention it’s also super easy to make? Thanks, Laurie!
and available through any floral wholesale house, flower shop, or
grocery store florist. There are many on-line resources as well.
Fabric coated wire is available in the floral section of your craft
garland, unwrap your bunch of Gypsophelia, trim the stems and place
in warm water. Allow the flowers to drink for a couple of hours
off the end of the sprays, leaving just a little stem. (see figure 1)
just past the loop. Pick up your wire spool, and wrap the wire around
the flower stem and support wire. (see figure 2)
wrap the wire around the garland end several times to secure. Make a
loop on the end with your support wire. Trim your flower stems to make
the end of the garland tidy. (see figure 4)
water, and place it inside a plastic garbage bag. Put it in your
refrigerator, or in the coolest spot available. It should stay
fresh for 24-48 hours depending where you keep it.
sheet of card stock. Cut out the birds, and trace them onto your
decorative paper. ( I used 10 pairs for a six foot garland)