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FRESH GARLAND HOLIDAY TABLE - SIMPLY SUNDAYS

FRESH GARLAND HOLIDAY TABLE - SIMPLY SUNDAYS

There’s nothing quite like fresh garland centerpieces to add a festive feel to holiday tables. Besides being beautiful, they’re simple to make...they can be used alone, or dressed up by tucking in tall candle sticks or fresh fruit, and ornaments…and they can be tossed once you’re finished with them. 

STYLING A HOLIDAY TABLE WITH A FRESH GARLAND

For a fresh, modern look we kept things simple for this holiday table by eliminating the tablecloth, placemats and runner. We instead used the chargers to define each place setting, while the garland served as both the runner and centerpiece.

holiday garland
holiday table settings
holiday table settings
holiday table setting
holiday table setting
holiday table settings

HOW TO MAKE A FRESH MAGNOLIA GARLAND

My favorite way to add interest and depth to any space is to include foraged greenery from the yard, or wooded areas near my home. Lucky for me, we happen to have a beautiful magnolia tree in our yard! The deep green, broad, waxy leaves, with soft velvety golden-brown, has provided the perfect addition for adorning our holiday tables over the years. 

If you don’t have access to a magnolia tree, leaves will work. Just choose greenery that's hardy enough to not have to be in water once it's clipped. You can also use a mixture of cut greenery like we did here.

SUPPLIES FOR MAKING A FRESH GARLAND

how to make a holiday garland

SEEDED EUCALYPTUS

seeded eucalyptus

MAGNOLIA

magnolia leaves

SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS

silver dollar eucalyptus

3 EASY STEPS FOR MAKING A FRESH GARLAND

STEP 1

Cut leaf bunches into segments, leaving a steam that’s a few inch long.

how to make a hoilday garland

STEP 2

Take a few greenery bunches, place them so their stems line up, and then lash them together by wrapping floral wire securely around them.

how to make a holiday garland
how to make a holiday garland
how to make a hoilday garland

STEP 3

Continue this process by repeating Step 2; line up the cut stems, and securely wire them to the first bunch. Repeat Step 2, over and over again, lengthening the garland as you go until you reach the desired length and fullness.

how to make a holiday garland

ENJOY!

Thanks for following along!

Tami

Go here to see how to make a hoilday wreath.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jaylene Crosby  / This Sojourn Life

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