How to make a greenery table garland

Decorate your top table with this beautiful centrepiece, which is super easy to make thanks to this DIY tutorial.

DIY weddings are all the rage at the moment, especially as there are so many tutorials and guides for you to learn from. Adding details you have made yourself will not only save you money, it is also a great way to integrate your own personalities and style. Many think DIY wedding details are just for creative and arty types.

Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted has put together a how-to on making a simple and elegant greenery table garland decoration that everyone can make.

What you will need:

  • A collection of paint cans
  • Spray paint in the colours of your choice
  • Succulents in different sizes and shapes 
  • Your choice of greenery: moss, ivy and eucalyptus  
  • Mixture of candles


1. Spray paint cans in the colours of your choice. It’s nice to use a few contrasting colours to suit your wedding theme

2. Create a garland that curves to the length of the table using the different varieties of greenery. TIP – choose varieties that won’t wilt too quickly; you will want them to last the whole day

3. Place succulents and moss around the top edges of the paint cans leaving room to place a candle or two

4. Place paint cans randomly or symmetrically along your garland

5. Add different sized candles to the tops of a few of the paint cans

6. Add some moss to cover any of the paint can tops that might be showing

7. Place some smaller tea lights in between the cans and at the front of your garland

8. Add some succulents to the garland to complete the look.

TIP: ask the venue to light the candles before you and your guests enter the room Even if you’re not the creative type, a simple garland like this is easy to make and when you look at it on your big day, you will feel proud to see details you have made yourself.

Why not make DIY projects even more fun by getting together with members of your bridal party and friends and see what else you can make.

If you would still like some help when it comes to styling and adding details, Lindsey is a professional wedding planner and venue stylist. For more information about Lindsey and for some more inspiration, visit


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08/08/2018 at 03:16

can you tell me where to find eucalyptus?


24/04/2018 at 18:28

Have you used real or faux flowers here?

Melanie Macleod

26/02/2018 at 14:52

Hi Victoria265, if you email Lindsay, who came up with this step-by-step on she will be able to advise/ Thanks!


24/01/2018 at 18:29

Hello! I'm trying to do this for my wedding but I'm not sure how much of the greenery to order.( If I order in bulk each pack has 250 stems). Do you have an estimate of how many greenery stems go into each garland? Thanks in advance!

Melanie Macleod

22/01/2018 at 11:40

Hi Kayleigh94, it should be fine! Maybe do a test run a few weeks before just to make sure though!


21/01/2018 at 18:03

Can this be done the day before? Will the garland hold up?

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