Fall Floral Garland

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Fall floral garland

Contributor post by Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe

Recently, we went on a beautiful autumn walk and were inspired to make a garland from all the wildflowers and acorns we gathered on the way. After we realized that the wildflowers don’t stay very long out of water, we decided instead to incorporate one of fall’s most abundant (and hearty) flowers into our garland–the mum!

While it seems as though mums grace every porch this time of year, this is a playful way to pay homage fall’s favorite flower. We also like mums because they’re sturdy and hold up longer than most flowers, even when they dry out. While we suggest mums, have fun customizing your garland with whatever you have on hand, it’s half the fun!

Things You’ll Need

Mums, in assorted colors
Needle + Thread
Awl, or an electric drill

DIY Flower Garland

1.) Pick the mums off of your plant and decide which pattern you’ll be arranging them in. (We choose to arrange them in an ombre gradient starting with deep red fading into yellow.)
2.) Using your awl–or if you’re less rudimentary then us, your electric drill–hammer/drill holes in your acorns.You will want to do this on top of a wooden block.
3.) Measure out about four feet of thread. Double thread your needle and tie a large knot at what will become the end of your knot.
4.) Begin stringing your garland together. Using your needle, simply thread right through the center of the flower, back to front. When you get to the acorns, thread through the holes you made with your awl or drill. Repeat in whatever pattern you desire.

DIY Flower Garland Materials
DIY Flower Garland flowers

Note: Our garland follows the following pattern: gradient of our flowers red to yellow followed by small acorn, large acorn, small, large, small, then another gradient of flowers. Repeat. However feel free to create your own!

5.) When you come to the end of your garland, tie another large knot to secure the garland closed.


DIY Flower Garland

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.