How to Make a Garland for Spring

I can’t wait to share today how to make a spring garland. With limited supplies, I managed to find a faux garland and added homemade crepe paper flowers. I love how it turned out!

how to make a faux garland

A few years ago I added some old tin ceiling tiles above the mantle in our master bedroom. This vintage look provides the perfect background for a spring garland. 

how to make a faux flower garland

The tulips are also faux and I have had these in our home for years!

how to make a spring garland with paper flowers

I started this project with some small freesia flowers that I made from crepe paper with my Cricut machine.

paper freesia flowers

I found a faux garland in one of my many holiday decor boxes. I bought it at Target many years ago.

faux garland

 

In order to show you how to make a spring garland, I also need to show you how to make the crepe paper flowers. 

how to make crepe paper flowers

I used a paper flower pattern for Lia Griffith for a freesia flower. Even though this flower is made out of felt, it worked great when I used crepe paper.

I cut out all of my paper flowers on my Cricut Maker machine. It’s easy and saves so much time!

cricut maker machine

I downloaded the flower file and cut out enough petals to make four flowers. 

cutting petals on the cricut

These are for the stigma of the flower.

using the cricut to cut crepe paper

Stretch the stigma piece of crepe paper by pulling on both of the tall vertical sides of the crepe paper. Be careful not to tear the paper.

Once stretched, use the Lia Griffith Fringe Scissors to cut the stigma paper. Only cut about 75% of the paper.

cut the paper with scissors

Twirl the ends of the paper with your fingers. (Wetting your fingers slightly helps a lot.)

I can't wait to share today how to make a spring garland. With limited supplies, I managed to find a faux garland and added homemade crepe paper flowers. I love how it turned out!

Cut the stems of your flower out of wire. I cut them 5″ long but you can cut them any size.

wire stems for crepe paper flowers

Place hot glue along the bottom edge and wrap around the metal stem.

Making Flower Parts

Next, stretch the cup of the petals from side to side. 

stretch the crepe paper petals

If desired, add coloring with PanPastels.

coloring with pastels

Select six petals for each flower. Glue the first layer of three petals, at the bottom of the petal and secure the remaining three petals on top of the first layer of petals with a hot glue gun.

crepe paper freesa flower

Add the second layer of petals by gluing them in the seams of the first layer of petals.

paper flower

Add the green base to the center of the flower.

garland with paper flowers

Doesn’t this garland look amazing? I hope you have learned how to make a spring garland today. Enjoy!

add crepe paper flowers to garland   

 Here are all of the amazing blog posts with links to lots of amazing spring ideas.

11 Spring Garland & Banner Ideas

Simple Spring Garland – Twelve on Main // Easy Tissue Paper Garland DIY – Happy Happy Nester // DIY Wood Bead Garland – My Sweet Savannah // DIY Botanical Paper Banner – Today’s Creative Life

Spring Banner Craft for Kids – Finding Lovely // Spring Easter Garland Ideas – The Happy Housie // DIY Spring Wood Bead Garland – She Gave It A Go

How To Make A Garland For Spring – My 100 Year Old Home // No-Sew Boho Banner – Cassie Bustamante // Spring Flower Garland – Craftberry Bush // Spring Garland – Life Is Better At Home

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11 Responses

  1. That’s a lovely garland Leslie – I love the subdued springy-ness of it! I’ve also always loved your tiles over the mantel! That texture is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this – it’s so fun to watch you make paper flowers! 🙂

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