(Closed) DIY Foliage Garland

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I will be making DIY foliage garlands for my wedding next July! My best tip is to order the fillers and greenery in bulk from Costco or Sam’s Club. 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ll be doing this as well but I’m using the site afloral to get silk and real touch flowers. It cuts cost and allows me to work on my arrangements well in advance without those beauties drying up and dying. I’m doing all of my flower arrangements  πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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olivebutton :  Keep in mind that you can save a lot of time by simply overlapping branches of the main greenery down the length of the table. When you get to the other end, just turn the branch around so the cut end is hidden by the previous branch. You can then tuck sprigs of your accent greens- seeded eucalyptus, olive branches, cedar etc- into the main greenery.

Nice garland is pricey to buy because it is labor intensive.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just thought of a question for anyone who might help. About how many stems of greenery do you think you would need for 10 feet of thick garland? I have no clue. 

EDIT: I found this suuuper helpful youtube video that answered my own question πŸ™‚ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJ9HxQ0eB4

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I looked into doing my own garland for my wedding and cost of materials (even online!) was almost as much as ordering it pre-made by the foot. I decided it wasn’t worth it. Just buy them pre-made and save the stress!

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