Maybe it was my time in the south, or maybe it’s the fabulous smell, but I am obsessed with adding magnolia into my holiday decor. This year, I found some magnolia branches at a local floral shop, so I wanted to make a garland for our mantle out of it. Garland is one of those things that people don’t often make themselves, but it’s deceptively easy, so I’m gonna show you how it’s done.
You can also do the same steps using pine or any other greenery. This is the same exact process I used when making the eucalyptus garland as well. When it comes to buying greenery (or any flower for that matter) I always just pop into a floral shop that is near me and ask if I can buy from their coolers. I figure, a sale is a sale and if they don’t have to do the arranging, then most florists are totally cool selling you bulk bunches. All this tutorial takes (aside from the branches) is wire and wire clippers! [Read more…]