Show of hands….
Who is ready for SPRING? ✋
Seeing all the beautiful flowers start to make their first appearance makes me so happy. Although fall is my favorite season, spring gives it a run for it’s money.
Today, several bloggers have gathered together to share their spring projects with you~
Welcome to Our Monthly Creative Blog Hop
Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Leanna | Of Faeries and Fauna
Katrin | Kreativ K
Sam | Raggedy Bits
Janine | Happy Happy Nester
If you come around these parts often, you know part of salvaging means thrifting and using what I got.
I had some thrifted artificial flowers, along with some flowers that were leftover from a wedding, that needed a new purpose in life…… other than staying in a box in my craft room. Since I am a sucker for garland, I decided to make up this…..
THRIFTED DIY ARTIFICIAL FLOWER GARLAND
Here’s what I used:
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Here’s what I did:
- I used a pair of scissors to measure a distance of length of floral wire for the beginning of my garland – before flowers are added. This is the ends so you can tie the garland up.
- Flowers on a stem were pulled off. Most artificial stems are easy to remove the flowers. They generally just pull right off. If yours don’t, you can use wire cutters to remove them.
- Build your pattern of flowers before you start. Since I had more white flowers than any other, I used a white one every other flower.
- Using the nub of the flower stem, wrap it around the floral wire – using glue to secure if needed.
- The scissors were again used to measure the distance between flowers.
- Wrap around the flowers as you did in Step 4 , and repeat until all the flowers are used up.
- Once I got to the end, I used the scissors to measure the last part of the garland end (as I did in Step 1) and then cut the wire to end it.
- I added some additional flowers to the back of ones that needed more fullness. To do this, I cut some small pieces of wire and wrapped around the flower to the back of the original flower. Again, glue as needed.
- Next, I added jute string to cover the wire. This step is optional, but I liked the finished look.
- The best way to do this, for me, was to attach the end of the string to something tall so the string could be wrapped around in one continuous motion. I attached mine to the top of our magnetic chalkboard. To start it, you need to wrap the floral string around the jute string, glue if needed.
- If there were any stems that needed to be covered with the jute string, I wrapped string and glued that section.
- Once I got to the end, I wrapped the end string piece, around the jute, just like at the beginning.
- Finally, I glued on any leaves between the flowers or by the flowers, as I liked.
This artificial flower garland is great to use for parties or in your home decor.
Tip – You could easily turn this into a wreath by wrapping it around one of these.
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As mentioned, we are joining some other fantastic bloggers who are sharing their spring crafts, DIY projects, or vignettes with you today.
Be sure to check out their projects here ~