This garden rose garland is quite possibly our favorite DIY project to date! You could add this element to your wedding decor in so many different ways. It could be a ceremony backdrop on a rustic barn wall, a window frame garland, a photo booth backdrop, a sweets table accessory, a sweetheart table decoration…. the list in endless. It is also shockingly easy to make and looks absolutely gorgeous when finished! The best part is that you can add your own wedding flowers to tie it in with your own floral decor. We used garden roses because we just can’t get enough of this this spring! Have fun with this one!
What You’ll Need : Floral Wire / Green Branches / Garden Roses / Spray Roses / Sea Lavender / Clippers / Rose Stems
Your first step is to lay out your branches into the shape that you will want your garland. You may want to measure first and then tape out the shape on the ground or table where you are working so that you have something to follow. We followed the seams in the concrete to get a good right angle to follow.
Once you have your layout, take sturdy floral wire and attach the branches where they cross over. You can leave some extra wire loose to use later.
Next, you will want to trim the stems off of the garden roses and attach pre-soaked rose stems to the blossoms.
Using the wire from the rose stem, secure the garden rose blossoms to the branch as tightly as you can without damaging the blossom.
It is best to attach to the branches further back so that the rose feels nestled into the garland.
Space out the blossoms so that they form a loose cluster that feels organic.
Next, using extra loose wires or fresh wires, add the spray roses in and around the garden roses to create dense clusters.
Use the spray roses to fill in any large gaps you see.
Next take sprigs of sea lavender and wrap the stems with thin floral wire.
Using the loos wire at one end twist the lavender into the empty gaps in the garland to create a full effect.
Add lavender along the garland as you see fit. You may want to hang it at this point so that you can get a feel for how it looks up on a wall.
Go in and add any extra filler at this point until it looks balanced.
You may want to extend some of the filler down the branches away from the center.
Also take a look at the garland from the side to see if there are any gaps that need filling.
Et voila ! You are finished! This looks amazing hung outside as a window dressing ….
… or inside as a free form wall decoration!