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21.10.13

8 Fall Floral Garland

Contributor post by Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe


Hi all —Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe here and we're so excited to share another fun DIY this month!

Recently, we went on a beautiful autumn walk and were inspired to make a garland from all the wildflowers and acorns we gathered on the way. After we realized that the wildflowers don't stay very long out of water, we decided instead to incorporate one of fall's most abundant (and hearty) flowers into our garland--the mum!

While it seems as though mums grace every porch this time of year, this is a playful way to pay homage fall's favorite flower. We also like mums because they're sturdy and hold up longer than most flowers, even when they dry out. While we suggest mums, have fun customizing your garland with whatever you have on hand, it's half the fun!

Things You'll Need

Mums, in assorted colors
Acorns
Needle + Thread
Awl, or an electric drill


Directions
1.) Pick the mums off of your plant and decide which pattern you'll be arranging them in. (We choose to arrange them in an ombre gradient starting with deep red fading into yellow.)
2.) Using your awl--or if you're less rudimentary then us, your electric drill--hammer/drill holes in your acorns.You will want to do this on top of a wooden block.
3.) Measure out about four feet of thread. Double thread your needle and tie a large knot at what will become the end of your knot.
4.) Begin stringing your garland together. Using your needle, simply thread right through the center of the flower, back to front. When you get to the acorns, thread through the holes you made with your awl or drill. Repeat in whatever pattern you desire.


Note: Our garland follows the following pattern: gradient of our flowers red to yellow followed by small acorn, large acorn, small, large, small, then another gradient of flowers. Repeat. However feel free to create your own!

5.) When you come to the end of your garland, tie another large knot to secure the garland closed.

Enjoy!

Emily + Erick
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8 comments:

| Harmony and design | said...

PRECIOSIDAD Y BELLEZA.
Besos

Vintage Home said...

oh my I love it! Wish I had seen this ...maybe I will still try to create it for the Urban Market this weekend! Fabulous!

Jan Halvarson said...

thanks Colleen, send pics if you do!

SocksAndMittens said...

This is wonderful idea, thank you for sharing!

Alex said...

How pretty! I'm totally going to try this!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Gorgeous! These would be perfect for a festive brunch we have coming up :)

Natalie said...

Ohmygosh!! This is what I've been picturing doing with all of my leftover wedding florals. I made them out of paper and now have a crap load of paper flowers that I can't bear to throw out. They aren't exactly "fall" or "winter" colors, but that's ok...spring year-round indoors is fine by me :)

Coco Cake Land said...

this is SO beautiful. i love it!!! i need to find an occasion to create it! ^__^