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!
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.
The tulips are also faux and I have had these in our home for years!
I started this project with some small freesia flowers that I made from crepe paper with my Cricut machine.
I found a faux garland in one of my many holiday decor boxes. I bought it at Target many years ago.
In order to show you how to make a spring garland, I also need to show you how to make the 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!
I downloaded the flower file and cut out enough petals to make four flowers.
These are for the stigma of the flower.
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.
Twirl the ends of the paper with your fingers. (Wetting your fingers slightly helps a lot.)
Cut the stems of your flower out of wire. I cut them 5″ long but you can cut them any size.
Place hot glue along the bottom edge and wrap around the metal stem.
Next, stretch the cup of the petals from side to side.
If desired, add coloring with PanPastels.
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.
Add the second layer of petals by gluing them in the seams of the first layer of petals.
Add the green base to the center of the flower.
Doesn’t this garland look amazing? I hope you have learned how to make a spring garland today. Enjoy!
Here are all of the amazing blog posts with links to lots of amazing spring ideas.
11 Spring Garland & Banner Ideas
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