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I am not a crafter. I like pretty things, but I don’t really enjoy making them. It’s frustrating because I’m not good at it, but even I have to admit that it’s a lot cheaper to make things than buy them.
So when I got the idea in my head earlier this week to add a bit of color to my boring bedroom, and none of my sisters were around to draft into the project, I had to do it myself. #firstworldproblems
I’ve mentioned before that the only store we have in our town is Dollar General, and we often Save on home essentials with Dollar General! So I ran up (literally – it’s about a mile away) to see if they had what I needed.
Two picture frames, a piece of framed art, a package of pillowcases, a pair of superman bibs for my nephew, and, most importantly, 2 bunches of silk flowers and some floral arranging twine. Grand total, $31.15, minus $5, thanks to the weekend $5 off $30 purchase coupon.
My room before:
My room after:
So much better!
(and no, I can’t arrange pillows to save my life. They seem to have a mind of their own!)
How To Make An Easy Flower Garland
- 2 bunches of silk flowers – 16 total ($3 each)
- 6-8 feet of floral wire ($1.5/100’ roll)
The beauty of using wire instead of string or twine is that you can position the wire any way you want it, and it will stay that way – no tying down or fastening needed!
Mine is securely fastened to my headboard simply by crimping the wire over the edges. Easy!
Pull flowers off of stems, and arrange them in your preferred order.
Since my garland was meant for the headboard of my bed, I arranged them on it to figure out the spacing I needed – about four inches.
Next, start wrapping the wire around the stem of each flower. Be sure to fit the wire around the stem between the flower petals, and sepal a la this video:
It’s as simple as that! I told you I’m not crafty, so any tutorial I make is gonna be super simple! 😉
Have fun with it! And for more easy DIY and decorating ideas, be sure to visit Dollar General on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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