How To Make a Fresh Greenery Table Garland

As we head into a season of holidays and celebrations, I think it’s important to know how to quickly and easily set a beautiful table without a lot flower arranging or fuss. For me, the perfect way to accomplish that is to make a simple and easy garland of greenery as a table runner.

With just a few bunches of market greens or some foraged branches from the yard, you can create a beautiful table garland in just minutes.

How to make a fresh table garland

For this garland, I used three types of greenery. 1) A eucalyptus with larger leaves called '“silver dollar” 2) A eucalyptus with more delicate leaves called “gunni” and 3) Some purple branches I foraged from our yard. To begin, I laid the stems of eucalyptus along the length of the table, starting at the ends and moving toward the center until the stems meet in the middle.

How to make a fresh table garland

Once I have the greenery generally in place, I use small pieces of wired twine to tie the stems together along the length of the garland. I don’t go crazy with the twine, just five or six pieces to keep the stems secure and gathered together.

I wanted this garland to hang off of the ends of the table, so once I had the greenery secured on the table top, I began to wire additional pieces together to extend the garland to the floor.

How to make a fresh table garland

Because this greenery was so fresh, I was able to easily bend the branches to have them easily flow of the ends of the table.

How to make a fresh table garland

Once I had the eucalyptus in place, I began to add the darker stems to the garland. I laid them in place and quickly wired them to the other greenery.

How to make a fresh table garland

I love the way the silver-green of the eucalyptus mixes with the burgundy of the darker branches to make a subtle, neutral fall look.

How to make a fresh table garland

The final step was to adjust the branches in order to create a straight but natural look. I “braided” several of the eucalyptus stems across the garland to cover any exposed wire and to create a bit of height and depth.

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I decided to use some pretty copper chargers to continue the fall flavor of this simple tablescape.

How to make a fresh table garland

The drama of a garland spilling over the end of the table adds a beautiful look that is simple to achieve.

How to make a fresh table garland

Some natural linen napkins, copper silverware and gold rimmed glasses complete the look.

How to make a fresh table garland

If you’re short on time, but want an easy and beautiful natural greenery table garland, this is the easiest way to achieve that look.

One note: Depending on the type of greenery you use, the leaves may wilt, so this garland should be laid out no more than 4-6 hours before your event.

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