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Project

Door Garland

Introduction

Sources

Wood floral picks, $3 for 90, save-on-crafts.com
Floral wire, 26 gauge, in Paddle Green, $2; save-on-crafts.com
Shiny glass balls, 25 mm and 40 mm, in Silver and Gold, from $13 for 45, jamaligarden.com
Mixed birds and butterflies, in Gold (M28G), $11 for 10, dresdenpapercrafts.com

Materials

  • Drill and 3/16-inch bit
  • Birch branches, cut to fit door frame
  • Screw eyes, 15/8 inches
  • Screw hooks, 2.6 inches
  • Floral snips
  • Floral wire
  • Bay sprigs
  • Ball picks
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Gold Dresden birds

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Sink pilot holes in ends of branches for screw eyes and hooks. Screw in hardware; connect branches as shown. (Top screw eye is used for hanging garland from molding.)

  2. Step 2

    Trim branches and place along birch frame. Once you reach desired fullness, wrap floral wire down branch to connect to birch. (Work in pieces.) Fill in sparse spots in similar fashion as needed.

  3. Step 3

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    Make the picks: Bunch together 5 or so bay sprigs and ball picks, and use wire to connect floral pick. Repeat as desired. For birds: Snip wire off a floral pick and hot-glue pick to back of bird. Plant pick into garland (wire to edges if needed).

  4. Step 4

    Screw hooks into top edge of molding and hang garland.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2013