DIY Garlands for Bridal Shower or Wedding
When we were thinking about decorating for my friend’s bridal shower, we wanted to create garlands across the ceiling. What I knew was that we have to DIY ourselves to create the effect we want and also save money.
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Materials you need:
- Green Yarn (dollar store, but you can get it on Amazon here [affiliate link])
- Different types of fake green leaves (dollar store, but you can get it on Amazon here [affiliate link])
- Painters tape (Scotch is a good brand [affiliate link])
- Scissors or Pliers
- Real baby breath
- Command strips (We used this one [affiliate link])
Steps to make your garland:
First, decide how many garlands you need to make across the room.
You can decide to buy accordingly. It’s better to buy more fake greenery than less. If you want to use real greenery, it’s up to you. You just need to get them fresh a few days before the event.
Next, measure out how long your yarn needs to be per garland.
You can either cut them all at once or finish making one garland at a time. Please be sure to have half a foot extra on both sides to be able to tie it tightly.
Thirdly, start cutting up your greenery or green leaves.
Usually, at the dollar store, they come in bunches so it’s good to separate them. You can either use scissors or pliers to do this task. It might be easier to use pliers depending on the thickness of the wire of the fake green leaves.
Next, decide on a pattern.
Are you going to alternate between all the greenery or just choose the same one for each garland? We decided on alternating it because it creates a sort of random yet natural way of arrangement.
Fifth, tape them to the yarn with painters tape.
You can choose dark green floral tape as well. This might help blend with the yarn and leaves together.
Next, you can tape the baby breath the night or two nights before the wedding.
I highly recommend taping this last because you want to keep the baby breath fresh and also you can put them where you feel will make the garland look fuller. Cut them into smaller pieces so that you can spread them out more.
Finally, hang it up and enjoy what you have created.
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We were really happy with the end results. It’s such a simple way to make the room look elegant and also under budget. I think we spent less than a $100 in total for the entire decoration of the place. If you do make something similar, please tag me on Instagram @makingdayscount.