Design DIY: Bud Vase GarlandAuthor:Rachel Amy Shahvar
Big thanks to Randi from Swoon for letting us share her project!
3 or more small bud vases or other petite jars with a lip
Roll of 18-gauge wire
Roll of 26-gauge wire
Flowers of your choice
Needle nose pliers
Step One: Make a loop for hanging.
Unroll the 18-gauge wire, fold it down two inches from the top and twist onto itself using your pliers (don’t cut the wire off the roll).
Step Two: Attach your vases.
Unroll a foot of the 18-gauge wire that you just made a loop on (still don’t cut anything!) and attach your first vase by wrapping the wire around the top two times. Unroll about 4 inches more wire and connect the second vase in the same fashion – keep going until all your vases are connected. Roll out another foot of wire (or equal to the other side of your garland), add 2 inches and cut off using the wire cutting tool on your pliers. Repeat Step One and make another loop for hanging.
Step Three: Secure vases to garland.
Cut a small piece of 26-gauge wire for each hanging jar (1-2 inches). Hold it perpendicular to your garland and slip between a vase and the larger wire wrapped around it. Twist tightly with your pliers a few times and trim if needed. Repeat for all vases.
Fill with a small amount of water and a few of your favorite spring buds and hang for a fresh, beautiful, reusable garland!
For more details, check out the full tutorial.
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