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Boho Bridal Shower DIY Garland Hanger

For the flowechild, the bridal shower, the photo backdrop (or home decor because this is definitely going in my house or studio), this DIY Garland Hanger has me smiling over its whimsy.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

-floral of your choice (preserved or fresh)
-floral wire
-branch (this one is approximately three and a half feet long)
-twine of your choice
-clear or floral tape
 

STEP ONE

Sort Your Florals
For this hanger, I used three different florals per strand. On the middle one, I added a pop of color. You can use the same floral per strand or be creative and mix them up. Your preference.

Prep Your Wire Strands
Take your floral wire and twist the ends together like the photos below. You can make this as long or as short as you'd like depending on the amount of floral you have.

STEP TWO

TIE YOUR TWINE
Take the twine of your choice and tie the hanger. You can alter the length of your twine hanger by adding more or less length. Tie a secure knot on each end of your branch. 

SPACE OUT YOUR STRANDS
After you've twisted your wire strands out, space them out across your branch to your liking. Loop the wire strands around the branch like in the photo below.

START ADDING YOUR FLORAL
I used a combination of floral wire and tape to fasten my floral stems to the wire strands. Towards the top of the branch, I stuck to floral wire since it was the start of the strand and may show. As the strand got fuller as I continued down, it was easier to hide the floral wire and/or tape.

STEP THREE

TAKE A STEP BACK
Step back and evaluate the fullness of your garland strands. Make sure the colors are balances and the fullness is even. You may need to go back and add more floral stems to some of your strands.

I wanted the middle strand to pop with some color, so after I got my main greenery in place how I liked it, I added a blush floral to the center strand.

THAT'S A WRAP

Now you have this dreamy little wall-art piece for a feminine and bohemian photo backdrop! 
 


I would love to see your DIY Garland Hanger projects! Try it out and tag #thelittlebluechair so I can see your work! 
 

DIY Bride & Groom Chair Signs

My brides are typically creative individuals. They have a tinge to become involved in the creation of their stationery and wedding day accessories, which makes the sentiments that much sweeter for me. I love a good DIYer and this project is definitely a fun one for that inner creative.

YOU WILL NEED
-two wicker wreathes (these are 8" in diameter)
-preserved florals (artificial florals are fine as well)
-ribbon of your choice
-paper, a pencil, watercolor, & scissors  


STEP ONE
Lightly draw out your "his" and "her" in pencil. Feel free to write mr. and mrs., bride and groom, etc. 

STEP TWO
Lightly erase away most of your word, leaving a faint outline. We don't want pencil marks coming through our watercolor.

STEP THREE
With the color of your choice (or paint medium of your choice), draw over your outlined word your chosen titles.

STEP FOUR
Roughly trace your wreath on top of your paper, then cut out and set aside.

STEP FIVE
It's time to make your wreath! I used preserved seeded eucalyptus and preserved lavender. I love the way it smells and definitely love the way it lasts. Simply cut 4-6" stems and insert to the fullness you desire.

Preserved Greenery: Nettleton Hollow

STEP SIX
This is the step where we will fasten the names to the back of the wreath.

Place the wreath on top of your name titles and center them up how you'd like them to show. Take your pencil and lightly mark the left, right, and top. Think of it as you're marking the 9:00, 12:00, and 3:00 o'clock position.

We will use these markers to fasten the paper to the wreath and for the ribbon hanger.

STEP SEVEN
At your 9:00 & 3:00 o'clock marks, hole punch a single hole. At your 12:00 o'clock mark, hole punch two holes side by side.

Thread your ribbon through as shown below. Your top ribbon can be the length you desire.

STEP EIGHT
After you thread your ribbons through your paper, simply thread them through the wicker wreath to fasten your sides. It may be a good idea to loop your hanger ribbon at the top through the wreath as well to relive some of the weight from the paper and further fasten the paper to the wreath.

...AND THAT'S A WREATH, I MEAN WRAP. 

This project cost me less than $20 and took me about 15 minutes each to complete. This could easily be done for a bridal shower setting chart, a birthday party, or of course the bride and groom's chairs on the big day. It's a super fun project and I hope you enjoy!