An easy carnation garland DIY

Today's DIY is super easy, cheap and speedy to make! Perfect to cheer up these January days!

Things you will need for this DIY:

Flowers, (I purchased mine from the discount section in Morrisons, these were perfect as they were fully open and slightly soft and fluffy around the edges. Of course you could buy them closed and wait for them to open!) scissors, strong thread, (I used waxed quilters thread as that's what I had at home), ribbon, and optional sequin strands.

Step One:

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Step Two:

Cut the stems off the carnations using your scissors. Try to cut as much off the bottom as possible, without cutting into the green section on the head that keeps the petals together.

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Do the same for all the flowers you want to use. The roses will be for a different garland as they are tied up differently to the carnations.

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Step Three:

Line all your flower heads up, and taking your strong thread, double thread your needle so it's twice as strong! 

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Step Four:

Start your garland by pushing the needle through the top of one flower head, and straight out the bottom. By threading the flower heads this way, your garland will look full and fluffy. You could always rotate your flower heads 90 degrees and thread them that way.

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Keep adding the flower heads and pushing them up next to each other. Leave a long tail at the beginning of the garland so the flowers don't fall off, and you've got something to attach your ribbons too at the end.

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Check the length of your garland and admire your handy work! 

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Step Five:

Using the long tails of thread you left at each end of your garland, attach some pretty ribbon at both ends to make it easier to tie your garland around the chair back.

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YAY! It's finished! Now all you need to do is drape it over your chair! 

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easy carnation garland DIY from www.totallypinnable.com
easy carnation garland DIY from www.totallypinnable.com