Can you share with us a simple guide for making a garland at home?
Start by foraging for a few sizable branches - a rosehip or a berry branch for example. You could also use a fresh eucalyptus branches and add in some dried flowers. To make your garland, you will also need a good pair of garden scissors, some iron wire and some fishing wire.
For the base, use two branches. Lay them in the centre of the table, letting them overlap in the middle. Use a piece of iron wire and connect both branches together. Use your garden scissors to trim another branch into smaller pieces. Add them in selectively - using pieces of iron wire - until you have shaped the desired garland. Make sure all of the branches overlap and don’t fall out.
The garland should cover half the table, but if it is smaller that will also work well. As long as it is hanging above the centre it is going to look great!
Hang the garland from the ceiling using strong fishing wire, or ribbon, which will work nicely too. If you use fishing wire you can create the illusion on a floating garland. Usually you need another hand to hang the piece! Once it is hanging above the dinner table, you can tweak it a little bit here and there by slotting in extra branches and dried flowers, and hanging decorations and baubles off the ends. Entwining paper garlands amongst the branches adds a really magical touch, I have used some origami stars amonst the berries. Make sure to not add anything that is too heavy, and be careful of any precious glass baubles that could fall.
Also, be sure to hang the garland high enough from lit candles!