Summer garland

How about making a garland using cheerful summer flowers, for example in yellow with hints of pink? It’s time to say goodbye to winter – this garland simply shouts ‘summer’! It’s not hard to make a summer garland. Just set aside some time for it.

Step 1:
Cut off a generous strip of chicken wire (euro fence wire) to use as the base for your summer garland.

Step 2:
Cut floral foam bricks into three pieces and distribute them over the chicken wire. The number of pieces of floral foam depends on how long you want your garland to be. Leave some space between the pieces of floral foam.

Step 3:
In the space you left between the pieces of floral foam, use string to pull the chicken wire together (as if you were making sausages). Tie a sturdy piece of twine to both ends of the garland to hang it up.

Step 4:
Insert the flowers into the floral foam, starting with the flowers that have thick stems – like sunflowers. Then start hiding the chicken wire by inserting filler flowers. The delicate, more fragile materials are added last.

Tip

Garden party, an outdoor wedding or a neighbourhood picnic. A summer garland immediately gives your party venue a bright and sunny look. You could also repeat the flowers in the garland by using them in the table decoration: what about a series of mini informal bouquets in simple glass vases? Or place a large bouquet of wildflowers next to the entrance.

Flower list:

  • Amaranthus (a hanging variety)
  • Astilbe
  • Grasses
  • Limonium
  • Snapdragon
  • Solidago
  • Sunflower

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