Home visit: five-minute artificial-flower garland
Make it easy to enjoy the beauty of nature all year round with fake flowers. Whether it’s for a special occasion or an everyday decoration, follow these easy steps to make a DIY flower garland…
You will need: wire cutters, yarn or string, drawing pins and a range of artificial flowers (here, we’ve used ranunculi, orchids, eucalyptus and snowball hydrangea).
- Using the wire cutters, cut the flower stems down to around 10cm. Leave a few stems slightly longer, ready to bend into a hook shape later.
- Mix the flowers to create mini bouquets, including one long stem in each.
- Wrap yarn tightly around the stems to bind the flowers together and tie a knot.
- To hang, tie a length of yarn between two drawing pins on the wall (don’t forget that the weight of the bouquets will stretch the yarn). Hook the bouquets by the longest stem and secure with extra yarn if needed.
- We love how the flower garland looks in a bedroom, but you can hang yours almost anywhere!
Ilaria came up with this DIY idea with the help of stylist Sam when we visited her home. ‘I weave handmade touches into every room,’ says Ilaria. ‘Last year, I tried pressing leaves collected from our local park and sticking them above my headboard with washi tape. It looked lovely but dried up quickly. The good thing about this idea is that fake flowers are long-lasting, and I got to use yarn in the process, which is my favourite craft material.’
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior stylist: Sam Grigg
Photographer: Benjamin Edwards
Artwork in second image: Lieke van der Vorst, www.liekeland.com
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