How to Tie a Flower Garland


From burial rituals to spring festivals, flowers have always been appreciated by humans. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that people have enjoyed the beauty of flowers since the Paleolithic period. During the Victorian era, knowledge of flowers was considered as essential a part of a woman's education as knowing the proper attire for all occasions. Floral wreaths and garlands were considered a sign of prosperity among the middle and upper classes. Creating your own flower garland isn't difficult if you take your time and follow a few simple steps.

Step 1

Rinse the flowers and greenery gently and pat dry with a towel.

Step 2

Cut the stems to 1/2 inch on all of the flowers.

Step 3

Measure the length of thread required for your garland to hang correctly around your neck and double it.

Step 4

Thread the needle and tie a square knot at the end of the doubled thread.

Step 5

Insert the needle though the stems of two roses and position the roses so they are facing in opposite directions on the garland. Pull the thread completely through the roses so that they sit at the end of the thread.

Step 6

Thread two to three branches of greenery also facing different directions to add color to the garland.

Step 7

Thread three marigolds facing opposite directions onto the garland, followed by two to three more stems of greenery.

Step 8

Repeat this process until the garland is complete.

Step 9

Tie off the end of your garland with another square knot or combine the two sides by threading the needle through the first set of roses a second time.

Tips and Warnings

  • Rose stems may contain thorns, so handle with care.

Things You'll Need

  • Roses, 48
  • Marigolds, 60
  • Greenery such as honeysuckle, statice or baby's breath
  • Paper towels
  • Large needle
  • Heavy thread


  • Saveoncrafts: Floral Garlands
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About this Author

Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.