How to make a nature-inspired runner that brings sparkle to your table

Fans of a woodland theme, unite! This greenery- and flower-enhanced table runner is made even more enchanting with a string of fairy lights.
A picture-perfect addition to a garden party, spring birthday bash or baby shower, this centerpiece stands on its own beautifully or can be accessorized with candles or an antique serving piece. It’s always a good idea to bring the outside in, because nature-inspired design elements are unexpected, calming and simply lovely to look at.
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Materials
- One length each of two different artificial vines or leafy stems like ivy or eucalyptus. (Length will be determined by the dimensions of your table.)
- Roll of dark green florist’s wire
- Small needle-nosed cutting tool
- Four artificial flower and flower bud pieces
- A string of “fairy lights” equal to the length of the greenery
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Instructions
1. Weave the two pieces of artificial greenery together on the work surface.
2. Unroll about 6 inches of the florist’s wire, and cut from the roll with the cutting tool.
3. Twist the greenery ends around each other and wrap the wire 4 to 5 times around the greenery ends. The ends should be tightly bound together.
4. Repeat steps 2-3, and tie up the other end of the greenery with the wire.
5. Trim any excess wire with the cutting tool.
6. Cut about 8 inches from the roll of wire with the cutting tool.
7. Cut that wire piece into four 2-inch long pieces.
8. Attach the four flower and flower bud pieces throughout the greenery piece with the wire. Flowers should be evenly spaced and not bunched in one part of the greenery.
9. Wrap the fairy-light string around the greenery and flowers. Tuck the ends of the light string into the ends of the greenery piece.
10. Now you're ready to place the runner on the table.
Enjoy the magic that your new table runner’s twinkling lights and delicate flowers bring to your table.
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