How to Wrap a Gift in Floral Garland

'Tis the season for holiday greenery and florals and, contrary to popular belief, your favorite blooms need not be confined to wreaths and mantels. This year, get crafty to turn dollar- or craft-store faux floral picks into a colorful garland to make your Christmas gifts a seasonal stand-out.

Christmas Gift Wrap Garland

Christmas Gift Wrap Garland

Christmas presents wrapped in floral garland aranged in a photo.

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Buff Strickland

Using silk flowers and floral wire from the craft store, it’s easy to weave sprigs of holiday greenery together in a flash. Whether you’re a seasoned floral designer or simply an enthusiastic gift-giver, these garlands are sure to add a dose of holiday cheer to your presents.

Materials Needed

  • scissors
  • faux greenery picks
  • small silk flowers, like daisies
  • faux red filler picks
  • florist wire
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Create Greenery Base

Cut small greenery sprigs off the larger pick. Create small bunches and wire together with florist wire, then top with more sprigs, in a slightly overlapping fashion, and wire into place. Continue adding sprigs to the base till the garland is long enough to cover the top and sides of your gift box.

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Add Color and Small Blooms

Fill in the greenery garland by adding small bits of faux red filler or berries, weaving them into the base garland with florist wire. Next, add in a few small blooms, like daisies, using the same wiring technique.

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Add to Wrapped Gift

Finally, tightly attach lengths of florist wire to each end of your finished garland, ensuring that the ends are long enough to wrap once around your gift box. Knot ends at the bottom of the box and trim away excess wire before setting it under the tree.

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