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How To Make A Wisteria Garland

June 26, 2018

In my previous post, I showed you all how I used this wisteria garland in my garden themed Eid decorations. (If you haven’t seen the decorations, check them out here > Indoor Garden Theme Eid Decorations. And in the post, I mentioned that I would be writing up a separate blog post about how I made the wisteria garland, where I got everything from. And I also got a lot of questions on Instagram about how I hung it too. So in this post, I will give you the low down on everything from start to finish.

So here goes, let’s start with How I actually made it. By the way, there is also a video below demonstrating exactly how I made it so do feel free to check that out too.

What did I use? How did I make it? To make the wisteria garland I used a large frame, faux wisteria, faux vines and a glue gun. I basically got the frame and wrapped the stems of the wisteria around the frame spacing them all out evenly. I then glued them down a little to ensure they will stay in place and not unravel.

Next, I simply wrapped the vines all around the frame covering all of it. I didn’t glue on the vines as I felt they wouldn’t unravel as easily as the wisteria would. You’ll see below in the pictures how the wisteria looked after I wrapped the stems and how the vines looked too after wrapping them too.

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Where is everything from you ask? Let’s start with the frame. I actually got this frame as packaging from a wardrobe I had bought. And luckily I decided to keep it as I thought it would come in handy for a project some day. (And it did, wohoo). But a lot of people had asked about where they could get something similar. You could try and use a large empty frame. Or you could make a frame yourself out of wood. And another option is if you are going for a garden look maybe a garden trellis. Personally, I really like the idea of a garden trellis if I didn’t have this frame, I would probably have bought a garden trellis to use instead. And this is because I wanted a Garden look to my Eid decorations. I hope that explains a lot with the frame part.

Now, onto the wisteria and vines. They are both from Amazon. Amazon sells a great range of wisteria and vines. For the wisteria, I bought 2 packs of 12 pieces. And for the vines, I bought 1 pack of 12 pieces.

Here are the links that you can purchase them from:

Vines > Here

Wisteria > Here

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After making the wisteria garland, the next big question is how in the world did I hang it? (Because to me, from these pictures, it looks like it’s floating in thin air). Luckily, it isn’t floating in thin air and it was pretty simple to get up. But, it did take me ages looking for the best way to get it up. All I knew is there was one thing I would definitely be using and that was fishing line. Literally, this stuff is great because it can take a lot of weight depending on the thickness you get. Mine was 0.7mm and worked perfectly for hanging with the wisteria garland. You can get the fishing line I bought > here 

Now, the question of all questions, what did I use on my ceiling to hang it? I used adhesive hooks. And when I was researching these adhesive hooks, all I could think of was getting one that is really strong and won’t fall off when I hang the wisteria garland off it. So of course, I hopped onto my favourite online shop, Amazon, and got these adhesive hooks > here 

What I love about these hooks is that they are really really strong and haven’t fallen off at all which is what I was worried about the most. My only thing is if you are looking for something temporary, and you will want to take it off after using it, maybe go for adhesive hooks that are more temporary. For example, Command adhesive hooks.

With the Command adhesive hooks, I knew they existed, I just didn’t know if they were strong enough to hold up the wisteria. It wasn’t until a friend of mine on Instagram posted about how she had used them herself, that I searched and found heavy duty Command hooks. So if the Command hooks sound more like what you need, check them out.

And because the hooks I used worked so great with hanging something that is slightly heavy, I am planning to use them to hang my plants. Super excited for this and look out for a post sometime soon about how it ends up looking!

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Well, that was how I made my wisteria garland inside and out. And yes, pretty much everything I got is from Amazon, I haven’t been sponsored by them or anything, I just love shopping from there because it is so easy.

I hope this post helps if you are planning to make something similar yourself. Thank you for reading!

2 Comments

  • Halal Food Gastro

    July 6, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Wow this is such a great idea ma Sha Allah. The wisteria looks absolutely gorgeous and fits really well in your living space, complimenting all the colours! Would love to do something like this in my own home! I have a little corner where I could hang a plant or something cool! You’re so creative ma Sha Allah. Looking forward to seeing your future projects! All my love! Xx

    1. Sainab

      July 23, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Hey! Thank you so much for your kind words! I never thought I would be one to use purple for decorations but it has seemed to work out so well. Oh if you do end up trying it I would love to see! I have a few more floral projects coming in sha’Allah!

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