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.
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
SILVER DOLLAR EUCALYPTUS
3 EASY STEPS FOR MAKING A FRESH GARLAND
Cut leaf bunches into segments, leaving a steam that’s a few inch long.
Take a few greenery bunches, place them so their stems line up, and then lash them together by wrapping floral wire securely around them.
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.