DIY Greenery Garland

Quick Tips and Suggestions from Honey of a Thousand Flowers

  • You can make a garland like this from almost any greenery. I use eucalyptus a lot, bay leaf or oak leaf are also nice.  In the winter months all of the evergreen garlands that you see are made this same way.
  • If you are in a city with a flower market, you should be able to order bulk greens there (or even order a pre-made garland from a wholesaler).  If you do not have a market but do have a business license, you can buy greens from a local floral wholesaler.  You can also order in bulk from places like Costco or without a wholesale license.


Instructions: Honey of A Thousand Flowers // Illustration: Hannah Barganier // Photography: Leo Patrone for Kinfolk

10 Responses to “DIY Greenery Garland”

  1. amanda

    any recomendations for what type of greenery works well for garland? and where to purchase in bulk?

  2. Taylor

    Please offer recommendations for how much eucalyptus is required per foot of finished greenery, thanks so much!

  3. Emma Branch

    I’d also love to know how much greenery you should buy per foot for the garland… I plan on making this for my wedding in September! :)

  4. Ellyn

    How do you preserve the greenery, and how far in advance can this be made?

  5. Rachel King

    Hi! … Once you make these garlands, how long can they stay fresh looking for the wedding? I will be making my own for my wedding. Can I make these a day or two before? What are your tips for keeping them fresh?

    • Florrie

      This is stunning! I’m making my own garlands for my wedding – Bay leaf I think.
      When do I ideally need to make them?
      As early as possible would make my life a lot easier! Would two days before the wedding too early?
      Any types of foliage last a lot longer than others? I’m trying to avoid eucalyptus as I feel like it’s everywhere right now.
      Thanks! Florrie


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