Carnation Chair Garland Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jane (emerald + ella)

This carnation garland is so sweet strung on the back of chairs. It would be perfect for a garden bridal tea or to signify the bride’s and groom’s chairs at the wedding.

You could also make longer chains and hang them down the wall as a photo backdrop.


What you need: 

  • Carnations
  • Secateurs
  • Embroidery thread (I used good quality cotton thread that I doubled over but highly recommend using embroidery thread instead as it is much sturdier and more secure.)
  • Large embroidery needle

Step 1. Cut the carnations off at the stem so they are quite short.


Step 2. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Thread the needle through a carnation, starting at the stem. Carefully pull it through the petals.


Step 3. Repeat until you have the length you require. I used 6 carnations for this garland.


Step 4. Tie onto the back of your chair. If making these a little in advance, I recommend using the freshest flowers you can get and storing the garlands between sheets of damp paper towel in the fridge until required.


Images and tutorial by emerald + ella

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a beautiful idea; floral garlands would look lovely too swaying in the breeze from tree branches or attached to an outdoor arch.

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.



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