Flower Garland

  It’s wedding season, and I wanted to share with you a couple of “budget” decorations that we used at our Vow Renewal.

  First things first:  Old Jars.  Totally gaga in love with them. 

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  I knew I wanted to use them to decorate the barn for our I Do: Part 2, and God TOTALLY provided.  I found a whole wooden crate of them next door at Papa Don’s new place.  LOVE stuff like that!

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  Now, I needed something inexpensive to fill them with!

  Here are the fabrics I bought for the banners that hung on the barn doors, so whatever I selected, kinda needed to go with that color scheme. 

I knew I didn’t want sand….

Then, inspiration! 

(I can’t recall from where..Maybe Pinterest?! It seems that where all my inspiration comes from these days…)

SPLIT PEAS!!!!!!!!!!! 

And they were super cheap, less than $2 a bag!  They held a glass votive candle perfectly!

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  We lined the aisle with them.

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  A friend of ours from church helped us decorate, and she brought these amazing turquoise jars for the staircase. We filled them with different colored beans and tucked a votive inside.

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  Affordable, yet beautiful!

  Now, for the Flower Garland.  I think I found this on a wedding site when I was looking for ideas, or Pinterest.  I can’t recall, but this idea was not my own, I can tell you that.

  My grandma gave the kids a box of books from an auction. YAY! We love IMG_3939reading!  One of them was a bit spooky for our taste, an old magic book.  I knew if would be PERFECT for what I was wanting, with its ivory old pages and turquoise colors.

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You’ll need an old yellowed book, and some string or lace.  I added the buttons because I wanted the wood element, and liked the look of it. I found these at Wal-Mart.

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First step, rip out each page and accordion then like the fans you made as a kid.

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Take each accordion and fold in half.

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Glue two halves together to form a circle.

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Glue any of the center creases that are releasing, (as pictured) by putting a few drops of glue in the center of the paper flower.

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Hot glue buttons to the center if you’d like.

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After they are dry, attach with more hot glue, to your ribbon or lace.

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Viola! A gorgeous vintage flower garland for your wedding or party needs!

I plan to use this for photo sessions, or if you had the house for it, it’d be great mantel decor!

  Happy Crafting!

~T

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11 thoughts on “Flower Garland

  1. What cute ideas. I LOVE Mason jars too! I love any ideas to use them for.:) I loved the look of the tea light in them. You can buy the battery tea lights. That would be cute too. The garland is really cute too. I wish you live right next door so I could pick you brain of ideas!:)
    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to more.

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