Hanging ‘Love’ Floral Garland Tutorial

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Jessica Derrick
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Is it just me, or is there something about a floral garland that adds instant whimsy to a wedding? This simple tutorial creates a beautiful hanging floral garland which would look just perfect hanging behind a bridal table. Or of course, you could easily adapt the tutorial for an engagement party, or substitute for the word ‘baby’ or ‘girl’ or ‘boy’ for inclusion at a baby shower.

There are very few materials required and it is very easy to assemble, with no pre-requisites for craft skills at all! But the final outcome is quite special.  If you’re feeling a little crafty and are looking for a little something special to add to your wedding day – I recommend you try it!

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What you’ll need:

2.4 metres malleable wire (I used fencing wire from Bunnings)
1 x set of pliers
Approx. 4 metres faux foliage vine (I purchased mine at the dollar store, you could substitute for fresh if you like!)
Embroidery cotton
Length of dowel

What to do:

Step 1. Cut four lengths of wire at approximately 60cm each

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Step 2. Using the pliers, bend each piece of wire into a letter ‘l’ ‘o’ ‘v’ ‘e’. With the ‘l’ and ‘v’ include a loop or two at the top so you are able to hang your finished word.

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Step 3. Take your time to wrap the vine around the wire now shaped into letters.  Where necessary, double up with another layer of vine to ensure good coverage.

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Step 4. Arrange letters together on flat table and assess.  Add more vine or flatten out where necessary.

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Step 5. At one end of the dowel, wrap embroidery cotton tightly.  Allow approximately 1 metre of yarn and then wrap the other end of dowel.

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Step 6. With each letter, wrap a piece of embroidery cotton through the loop made in the letter and then loop over the dowel.  Twist for a nice finish.

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Step 7. Arrange letters as necessary, and voila! A beautiful hanging floral garland for your wedding!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such an easy way to add a pretty touch of whimsy to your wedding day styling; so beautiful for spring weddings!

About Jess Bauer: Hi, I’m Jess and I’m a writer. I am a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials and am happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!

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