DIY - Make your own Christmas garland
This December is probably looking quite different for most of us, and we might find it hard to figure out what to decorate our tables and mantlepieces with. For some of us, most shops and local florists might even be closed this year. So, we thought we’d show you how you easily can create a beautiful Christmas garland yourself.
Follow this step-by-step guide to make a stunning Christmas garland. Perfect to decorate your mantlepiece with, a bannister or use it as a table centrepiece.
You will need…
A selection of Christmas foliage including spruce and holly
Baubles in different sizes
Dried fruits such as orange slices
Florist wire and scissors
Using a pair of sharp scissors cut off sprigs of spruce in different sizes, between 7-10 inches.
Place a couple of different types of foliage together and fasten them using the florist wire.
Place the foliage criss-cross and at an angle to create a beautiful shape.
Continue to fasten the rest of the foliage by wire using the same wire until all of the foliage is used up. Make sure you keep the shape.
Next, cut off a piece of the wire (approx. 5 inches) and push it through the dried oranges.
Fasten the orange to the garland using the wire.
Cut off a piece of wire and put it through the bauble hangers and wire it on the garland.
The easiest way to fasten the pinecones are with a hot glue gun but if you can’t get one you can use the wire. Wrap the wire around the pinecone and twist it. Then simply fasten it to the garland with the same piece of wire.
Top tip: Make two bows and fasten them on each end of the garland using wire.