EASY GREENERY FOR SHOWERs, WEDDINGs, + PARTIEs!
You will need:
Start with laying out your base greenery.
start placing your greenery where you want it to go on the base.
this takes a bit of work. flowers have a mind of their own. be patient until you have the greenery looking full with no gaps and pointing in the right directions. again, wrapping each stem tightly once placed where you'd like. we would put ONLY A FEW down at a time, finding their perfect spot, then secured those three with the wire. we continued this across and down the side. moving slowly, stepping back and making sure it looked natural and flowy.
find where you'd like your corner.
NEXT, we chose the corner to make our big statement
as you place your corner pieces, be sure to have some point outwards AND downwardsishhhh..., so that it is 3 dimensional. you don't want a FLAT garland.. once on and snug, trim some of the palm stems a bit shorter, not too short or it will fall.
twist. manipulate. repeat.
we kept the piece hanging down (if hung) fairly simple; just rotate to each side, placing flowers to point left, then right, then left, etc. until you reach the bottom. once you reach the bottom of the base of the fake garland, add a few pieces of greenery leaving a real stem at the very end-- to ensure it looks all real and no plastic is hanging on the bottom to see!
the finished product is a little heavy, we used florist wire to hang, and used tape to reinforce some of the big palms petals to point up. the mounting is the hardest part depending on your venue or if you have a place in your home. leave an extra bunch of greenery for MORE filling once hung. there is always a few spots that need filling in once its mounted... :)
total cost of project was about $65/$70 bucks.
*shout out to my MIL, Cindy, for guiding me along the way and helping my vision come to life! she had worked with her brother for a florist years ago, so she taught me and i am happy to share with her skills and my vision, we made an excellent team! now, i too, know how to create one. yayyy!! we also saved more than a hundred bucks. a garland like this would cost at least $250.
hope this helped, happy garland making!