DIY flower garland

Surely, you must know about my love affair with flowers by now and how I like to incorporate them in my craft work. So when the lovely people at Fresh Flowers Sydney asked me to share my latest flower project, my answer was an astounding YES!

Freshflowers.com.au offers a fresh perspective on flower delivery and offers a handy ‘Help Me Choose Wizard’ to assist customers in the process of selecting flowers for all occasions. They even have a free Reminder Service so you'll never get caught out for not remembering special occasions. As I was browsing their Facebook page (filled with lovely flower arrangements and behind the scenes shots) for inspiration, I had a bit of a light bulb moment.

This flower garland is incredibly easy to make and looks oh so pretty on the wall. It is perfect for when you have guests over, bridal and baby showers, parties or whenever you want something gorgeous to look at, really.
You'll need:

Flowers (I used sweet peas and carnations)
Needle and thread
Scissors
 Method:

1. Cut the stems off flowers.

2. Cut thread to desired length making sure to leave enough thread on either ends for tying. Then thread the flowers through.

3.Make a simple stitch on the last flower to hold in place. Repeat on flower on the other end.

4. Hang on wall, chair, door and enjoy your beautiful creation!
Tips:

- You can make this one day before the special occasion by spritzing flowers with water, placing in ziplock bag or plastic container and then store garland in fridge.

- Experiment with different varieties of flowers, or add foliage and herbs for interest.

- Use hardier flowers (such as carnations) so your garland will last longer. Or use flowers that dry well so you'll end up with a beautiful dried flower garland.

- This DIY also works really well with silk flowers, which provides the added bonus of lasting a lot longer!

24 Responses to DIY flower garland

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A floral garland is such a pretty way to enliven a space. Nice to know this can me done with silk flowers as well.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Ananka said...

This looks so pretty and such a good idea! I love the flowers :-)

Jane said...

this is such a lovely idea trishie! and it came so nice!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely garland, Trishie! Thank you for sharing - we are planning a bridal shower soon for my future 'daughter-in-love' and this will be perfect for decorating! Wishing you a lovely weekend - Hugs xo Karen

Poppy said...

Love the pretty purple, mauves and lavenders! So sweet and dainty!

Happy weekend, Trishie!

Poppy

Tina Bradley said...

I love the shades of purple. This is awesome, Trishie! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

How lovely!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

This is so pretty and I bet it smells amazing too!

My Garden Diaries said...

Hey pal! This is brilliant and gorgeous!!! My goodness! I just love it!!! I will have to give this one a try for sure!! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xoxo

Emily Tang said...

that's so pretty on the wall ^^
MY-Emily

Kelsea Echo said...

What a cute idea! Definitely perfect for a bridal shower!

burntfeather said...

So pretty Trishie! It definitely reminds me of my trip to Singapore and Malaysia - seeing all those beautiful strung flowers garlands :)

Kati said...

Oh, what a sweet idea and so pretty!

-Kati

Anouka said...

The garland looks beautiful! By the way I recommended your blog to my friend who is considering creating her own diy blog. Since you share so many great posts, I thought that yours would be the perfect inspiration.

Rose said...

Like the colours! Lilac and purple are some of my favourite colours. Nice DIY.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, I am in love with all the colors too - the flowers in the different shades are absolutely gorgeous looking - what a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!
Andrea

trishie said...

So sweet of you to do that! Thank you x

trishie said...

Have fun making this!!! It really is perfect for a bridal shower

trishie said...

Yes!!! It reminds me of all the jasmine garlands you see in little India in Singapore. Those look and smell absolutely divine

trishie said...

Michelle, thanks Hun and yes the smell of the sweet peas is lovely

Sam said...

This is such a beautiful idea, you have inspired me to make one. I appreciate your great comment, have a creative week ahead hun!

monique said...

I love this floral garland! It looks so chique :)

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh wow you did such a good job with this! I could just imagine how mine would turn out!

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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Hanna Daniels said...

That's so pretty! I'm in love! After I've seen your post I came up with the idea to make a floral garland for my curtains! Thank you!