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Wedding DIY: How To Make The Perfect Centerpiece For Your Big Day


By IMAGE
04th Jul 2016
Wedding DIY: How To Make The Perfect Centerpiece For Your Big Day
Make your tablecentre something to talk about with this gorgeous Midsummer Night’s Dream-inspired floral garland.
Let’s get making…

PHOTOGRAPHS Sophie of The Littlest Things (thelittlestthings.com)

STYLING Tanya of Oh Flora (ohflora.co.au)

DO IT YOURSELF

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YOU’LL NEED

  • Flowers
  • Long upholstery needle
  • Scissors or flower snips
  • Clear fishing line

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1: Select your flowers. The number of flowers you’ll need will depend on how long you’d like your garland to be. Three bunches will give you about 1m – 1.5m (we used about 30 – 40 flowers). This type of garland works best using round-shaped flowers. We used double daffodils and ranunculus, though roses and carnations would also work beautifully. Chop the flower heads off, leaving about 1cm of stem.

2: Thread your needle with a couple of metres of fishing line. Cut the line from the reel and tie a big loop. It’s always better to have too much line, than to not have enough! You can always make the garland shorter when finished.

3: Gently thread your flower heads along the fishing line. Pierce the needle through the remaining stem you’ve left on your flowers. This will give you more movement throughout your garland and the freedom to move the flowers around when styling the table. If the stem breaks, simply thread the needle through the centre of the flower.

4: When you’ve finished threading all the flower heads on, cut the remaining fishing line ?to your desired length and tie a loop. Position the finished garland down the centre of your table, in a loose undulating pattern. To finish, place a few single flower heads on the table, and on each plate, to complete the effect.

?Top Tip
There’s no need to rush this job on the day of your event. You can make your garland the night before, then gently wrap it in tissue paper and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to set the table.

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