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Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 88

Sep 28, 2016


How would I attach a garland all the way around a square chuppah that will then be used over the head table?

Valley Flora | Britt Chudleigh Photography

Valley Flora | Britt Chudleigh Photography


If you want to be able to remove a garland easy so you can re-apply it elsewhere, I would suggest zip ties. These will let you attach the garland securely to the chuppah (as loose or as tight as you want), and then with a simple cut you can release the zip tie and place the garland on the head table. Bind wire would also work for this but isn’t quite as heavy-duty as the zip ties.

Clare Day (Clare Day Flowers)

I often use pre-made garland, then add to it for fullness and interest. For this project, I’d order enough garland to line the “face” of the square chuppah, so it looks beautiful viewed straight on, and I’d also line the underside of the square top, so when the couple looks up they see a beautifully finished underside. Of course, the garland can be cut into sections to make it easier to handle and attach. I’d secure at various points using zip ties or Oasis Rustic Wire- both are strong, easy to use, and easy to tuck in and hide. After the garland is secured, I’d add extra greenery or vine to it for added dimension and beauty.

Susan McLeary (Passionflower)

I always use zip ties to attach greenery garlands and oasis cages to chuppahs and arbors. It’s a quick setup and breakdown and holds everything in place firmly.

Beth Zemetis (Blush Floral Design)

Zip ties. We use zip ties for everything!

Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

I will be showing the best method for this as well as flower wall, etc. at the workshop I will be doing with Holly Chapple in November at Hope Farm.  Lots of great mechanics to share!!!

Hitomi Giliam (Design358)

Conclusion: Sounds like zip ties are the way to go!



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