Today’s projects is a beautiful and easy way to create a uniquely rustic and festive garland for your wedding! This would be an awesome addition to a ceremony backdrop or to the entrance of your reception. If you are having a barn wedding this would be a fantastic addition to your decor. You also could incorporate your own wedding florals into the mix to tie it in with your decor and wedding colors. There are just so many ways you can go with this! We got our greens and peppercorns at the Flower Market and the rest of our supplies at a Michael’s craft store. You can buy this kind of twig garland in a variety of lengths and widths. The thinner the easier it is to work with! It is also easy to attach multiple sections if you are trying to make one long garland for a large space! Happy crafting! See our entire library of Rustic Wedding DIY Projects.
What You’ll Need: Twig Garland / Dried Peppercorns / Eucalyptus Branches / Clippers
Step 1. Trim sprigs from the branches that are about 6-8 inches long. Leave them longer than you think you will need them because you will be clipping the leaves off the base of the stem in the next step.
Step 2. Next, you want to clear off the leaves from at least three inches of the stem at the base so that you have enough to wind through the garland for a solid hold.
Step 3. Taking the bare stem, wind it in the to twig garland at a 45 degree angle pointing away from the end. You will want to keep this angle consistent as you move forward to make it look like a naturally growing garland.
Step 4. Work your way around the garland, sliding the stems into the twig garland and winding them in so that they will hold. Look over the garland once you have reached the end and check for bare spots where you need extra sprigs.
Step 5. Now separate individual sprigs of peppercorn clusters very carefully. They are quite delicate so you need a light tough when working with them. They also tend to tangle easily so just be wary of this as you go forward!
Step 6. Slide the long stems of the peppercorns into the garland at the same angle as the eucalyptus. Weave the stem through and pull from the end to pull the peppercorns into the garland, as you would a sewing thread.
Step 7. Hang in desired place. Allow the natural curve of the twig garland to create a lovely shape as you hang it. Once its up you can go back through and fill any sparse areas with leftover sprigs!
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