Not Every DIY Is Doable, but This Flower Garland Totally Is

Summer flower garland
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Whether real or faux, flowers can add beauty and texture to any space. This gorgeous flower garland would be perfect decor for a wedding, baby shower, to decorate a little girl's room or nursery, or as an everyday homage to spring and summer.

Summer flower garland
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We used soft corals and peaches, but of course, it can be customized to any color scheme you wish.

Things You'll Need

Things you'll need
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Step 1

Remove flowers from the stems.

Remove flowers away from stems.
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Step 2

Take the rope and make a small loop at one end. Wrap with wire to secure.

Make a loop at the end of the rope.
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Step 3

Repeat step two on the other end of the rope.

Make a loop at either end of rope.
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Step 4

Place the first piece of greenery on top of the rope and use floral wire to attach the rope to the stem. We used a vine type of greenery for extra interest.

Secure greenery to rope.
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Step 5

Cut off any excess stem using wire cutters.

Cut excess of the stem using wire cutters.
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Step 6

Repeat step four at the other end of the rope.

TIP: Make sure each end mimics the other end for uniformity.

Glue greenery to other end.
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Step 7

Continue to add more greenery, alternating ends until the greenery meets in the middle.

Continue to add greenery.
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TIP: You can use some of the foliage from the floral bouquet to fill in any empty spaces.

Continue to add greenery.
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Step 8

Use hot glue to attach flowers to the rope.

Use hot glue to attach flowers to rope.
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TIP: To create visual interest, make sure the flowers are glued in groupings of different colors and sizes.

Gluing flowers to garland.
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TIP: Use loops at each end to hang or simply drape over a curtain rod, hanging dowel, mantle, or any kind of picture hooks or nails. Get creative with how you display your garland!

Summer flower garland
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You could also use paper flowers as a beautiful alternative.

Summer flower garland.
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Lucy Akins

Lucy Akins

Lucy Akins is an artist, photographer, blogger, and speaker living in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has been published in several magazines, including: Cottages and Bungalows, American Farmlife Style, National Geographic Kids, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. Lucy enjoys sharing her passion for watercolor, decorating and creating as she believes there is an artist in all of us. When not creating, Lucy can be found enjoying time with her husband, their three children and their energetic Aussie pup, Brody.