DIY \\ Carnation Chair Garland

May 7, 2014

DIY Carnation Chair Garland

Carnations are underrated. They really are. While they’re not my FAVORITE flower (lookin’ at you peonies, ranunculas, and garden roses), they are one of the most versatile and long-lasting. Not to mention the cost! Holy cheap! If you are planning a little get together and are wanting to incorporate some flowers, use carnations! You can use a lot of them and when you pick the right colors, they’re just gorgeous. These carnation chair garlands are the easiest floral project out there. Not joking. Let’s make some, mmmkay?

DIY Carnation Chair Garland

To make your own you’ll need:

  • 7-10 carnations per garland
  • embroidery or waxed thread
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • floral shears

DIY Carnation Chair Garland

Using the floral shears, snip the base of each carnation to cut off the stem. Thread the embroidery needle and carefully thread each carnation together. Start at the top and push the needle down through the petals and carefully pull it through each carnation base. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. DIY Carnation Chair Garland DIY Carnation Chair Garland

That’s it. No need to tie a knot! The carnations will stay put. DIY Carnation Chair Garland DIY Carnation Chair Garland

Give each garland a lot of thread slack on each end and tie these beauties to your chairs! They’ll last for days, my friends. Definitely getting your money’s worth, I’d say!

photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel

13 thoughts on “DIY \\ Carnation Chair Garland

  1. Brittni

    This is so pretty, Lexy! I completely agree that carnations are underrated – they look beautiful here. Perfect for a garland.

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  3. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    i absolutely agree about sweet lovely ruffly carnation’s poor reputation – WHY?? i really don’t get it! because they last longer they are considered a cheapie flower? i love the look of them and always have…

    and THIS. this is just pure loveliness! good old durable ruffly carny! ^__^

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  6. Krisztina @ krisztinawilliams.com

    So pretty. I really love the lattice backdrop too! I’m going to do that for a bridal shower next weekend. I couldn’t agree more about carnations being underrated. They’re so beautiful when they’re layered in several colors, and in addition to being so affordable to begin with, they last so long as cut flowers!

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