Summer Dahlia Garland
Dahlia’s are one of my favorite summer flowers. I love their bright colors and bushy blooms. Dahlia’s grow well in the Pacific Northwest and next year I am planning a special section of my garden to be devoted to Dahlia’s.
Today’s project uses Dahlia blooms strung from a cord and hung up in my front entry way. It’s a bright, festive way to celebrate summer. Check out how to make a fun summer dahlia garland.
- Beading wire.
- Sewing needle
- Dahlia blooms
- Wall tacks
Thread the beading wire onto the needle and begin to push the needle straight through the center of each flower. I arranged my flowers by color for a fun ombre effect. The beading wire I used is made of stainless steel. It’s very strong which is important because the flowers can be deceptively heavy.
Tie a loop at each end of the wire and tie it to the wall tacks.
The garland will last about a day. Obviously, the flowers aren’t in water so they will wilt fairly quickly. If you are making this for a party, make sure you assemble it the morning of so that it looks fresh. What crafty projects are you up to this summer? Have a great weekend, Gnomies!