I have always been a believer that a little bit of greenery pulls together every room and this DIY garland is my favorite way to do it. There are so many different kinds of greenery that are able to be used + it is super easy to add different colored flowers and what not to really make it your own!
I actually learned to make this garland from one of my dear friends and one of my favorite florists, Camryn Lane of Helianthus Floral Design. So, I figured I would share an easy DIY for more simple, less “this has to be perfect” kind of events— and the more you do it, the better you’ll get!
Greenery— I like to use eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus and my favorite place to get all the best greenery is Trader Joes.
Scissors— Floral scissors are best, but any more heavy duty scissors should work.
Green Floral Wire— This can be found at floral supply stores, but I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
You will start by cutting pieces of your greenery of all different sizes. It is important to have some longer pieces amongst the smaller ones.
You should also take the floral wire and either cut it in half or in thirds. For smaller garlands that are not as thick, cutting the wire into thirds should be a perfect size.
Then, take a large piece of greenery and as many small greenery pieces as you want (do this to desired fullness of garland).
You will attach all of the pieces from the first group at one spot and then take a piece of the wire and wrap it around until tight.
Next, pick a spot further down on the garland and you will start collecting smaller pieces to be attached there (this is why it helps to have a few longer pieces.) The goal of these pieces is for them to be full enough to cover the wire that you added further up.
Repeat step 5 until the garland is at your desired length.
To finish, you will have to add a few pieces the opposite way so that the garland has two endings. This part is more tricky, but if you try and get different leaves to cover the wire, you should be good. + you can always add flowers into any spots that don’t look the best!
I added in flowers for this floral hoop project (it will be coming soon!) I simply cut the flowers to have about a 2.5-3 inch stem and then put them in wherever there were gaps in the greenery. To finish, I wrapped a small wire to keep them in place.
And there you have it! Your garland is complete and ready to decorate all of your empty spaces!