DIY Wedding Decor: Fabric Flower Garland

by Irene on July 2, 2010


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Hi, my name is Irene Kim, an Assistant here at NoKnowsWeddings.com.  I am today’s guest blogger.

Do-it-yourself wedding projects are always a great money saver. These sweet fabric flower garlands will give your wedding, reception or bridal shower a personal touch all with minimal time, effort, and money.  These garlands are versatile and can be hung from the ceiling, draped across the back of chairs, or even lined on the aisle.

This garland looked so sweet that I decided to try it out myself.  It took approximate 45 minutes for one garland, but grab a friend or your groom-to-be to help out and you could cut that time in half!  Plus, it’s more fun that way.

What you’ll need:

  • Fabric (cotton is easiest to cut)
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

1.  Start out with pre-cut fabric in 5×5 squares, as shown below.

2. Cut the fabric in half, then cut that fabric in half again so that you end up with a small square.

3. Then take the square and cut a circle out if it.  Don’t worry about making the circle perfect, it won’t make a difference when you put it all together.

4. Take the circle and fold it in half, and then in half again so you end up with something like this:

5. Now thread your needle and stitch through the bottom.  Repeat the first steps to keep adding to your first cone shaped fabric, using the needle and thread to secure them together at the bottom. Use at least 6 circles to make a flower.

6. Once you’ve sewed six of the folded circles together, tie a secure knot and spread the “petals” out a bit and you’ll have something that looks like this:

If you want to save some time, instead of cutting out circles you could use the smaller squares and do the same steps above to achieve a more carnation-esque flower.

7. Once you’ve made your desired amount of flowers, sew them onto a long piece of thread.  The length of the thread can vary depending on what you want to use it for, but I measured out about a yard for 5 flowers and secured each end of the flower with a knot before adding another.

Once complete, here are some ways that I used my garland:

When I found this DIY, I knew immediately that I had to try it.  However, I know that DIY’s are sometimes harder than they look so I took on this project to discover how easy or difficult these garlands really were.

Personally, my sewing experience can be summed up in a crude little pillow made in 4th grade, so I’m not exactly the most skilled with the needle and thread.  Overall though, this project was inexpensive, fairly simple and could be easily done by someone who has little to no experience in sewing.  These garlands are adorable and make a festive addition to your wedding decor, that will have your guests dying to know where you got them.

This DIY project was found on Once Wed.

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5 Responses to “DIY Wedding Decor: Fabric Flower Garland”
  1. Hi Irene, thank you so much for trying this project and for sharing your thoughts. This garland would be a nice affordable addition to any wedding, especially an outside wedding.

  2. kola says:

    I love the DIY decoration, it’s lovely. I want too know more about decor, and i want the latest decor through my e_mail address. Thanks.

    • Jehnel says:

      Thank you, Kola! Please check out our other blogs, our Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/NoKnowsWed), and if you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter! It gives great tips and ideas on any wedding aspect.

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