Spring Wedding DIY: Floral Chair Garland

Edit: This post originally ran on Feb 1, 2014, but with spring finally here we wanted to share again!

The weather today is giving us a glimmer of hope that spring might just be on its way. And what’s one of the best parts about this beautiful season? Spring weddings, of course! 

I’m always on the lookout for ways to add hand-touched elements into wedding celebrations. It’s your day, and you want it to feel just like you — you want to feel at home as you celebrate the love you’ve created, and continue to create, with the one who shares your heart and soul. The idea of having personal touches that are not only your own ideas, but are also executed by yourself and the ones you love, seems to give extra life to such a beautiful event.

This floral garland is a lovely idea for the chairs that line the aisle you’ll walk down, as well as the chairs that will seat your guests during the reception. You can have it on every chair, or on just a few scattered throughout the room. I’ve always loved the idea of having an eclectic mix of antique chairs at a wedding reception, and this garland is such a perfect accessory for that. Be sure to acquire the flowers day-of, in order to prevent wilting — but get a bunch beforehand to practice your technique and get the garland looking exactly how you like it!

DIY wedding chair garland


Greens and flowers of your choice — I used peach lilies, seeded eucalyptus, and some tall grass; lightweight vines work beautifully as well
Floral wire
Natural string
Wire cutters

DIY wedding chair garland


1. Separate your greens into two bunches, and secure towards the bottom using floral wire.

DIY wedding chair garland

DIY wedding chair garland

2. Attach one bunch to the top of the back of your chair, horizontally, using string or wire. You may need to attach it in several spots in order to secure it.DIY wedding chair garland3. Attach the second bundle perpendicularly to the first, so that the stems meet in the top right corner of your chair. Cut off any excess stems that may extend past the corner of your chair.

DIY wedding chair garland4. Cut off the stems to your flowers (leaving only about an inch), and discard. Attach the flowers to your chair by sticking what’s left of the stem portion into the wires or strings that you used to attach the greens to the chair. Arrange the flowers in a way that they cover any visible wires or strings.

DIY wedding chair garland5. Tie a piece of string to each feather, then tie the end of each string around a few stems of your greens so that they hang wherever you’d like.

DIY wedding chair garland

DIY wedding chair garlandThat’s all there is to it! Repeat on every chair you’d like to decorate. :)

DIY wedding chair garlandWhich types of greens and flowers will you use for yours? Do tell!

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9 years ago

very cute! I wish I would of seen more like this when I was engaged!

9 years ago

I’d love to use wild flowers and grasses from a meadow for a sort of wild child bohemian look…
…………..I am half Czechoslovakian, so I think that counts as Boho ! For a look just to celebrate the return of Spring !!!! Why not!?! : )


8 years ago

This is gorgeous! I love the colors in this piece – the yellow lily and beautiful deep green correspond so beautifully!

Warm Regards,

8 years ago

What a wonderful idea! I love this!

8 years ago

Great post! I really like how you incorporated the feathers into the garland, it gives it more dimension.

8 years ago

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8 years ago

This is so lovely. My sister loves Lily flowers and I’m using your idea to put these on the chairs for the baby shower. The chairs have covers on them, how do you suggest hooking them on?