Whenever the weather starts transitioning into spring and summer, we are always inspired to plan more gatherings and dinner parties. Our favorite spring holiday is Easter, so it is the perfect opportunity to go all out with making a gorgeous fresh greenery table runner. With just a few simple techniques, you can easily arrange a lush DIY table runner that looks like you bought it from your local florist.
Tools & Materials
- Fishing Net
- Floral Wire
- Floral Cutter
- Fresh Greens
Picking your Greens
We chose four greens for our table runner: salal, silver dollar eucalyptus, diamond eucalyptus and Nagi greens. There are tons of lovely greens that you can add into an arrangement like this, so choose the ones that appeal to you most. Keep in mind that these greens will not be in water after you style them into the table runner, so you want to make sure that you are picking greens that will not immediately wilt. Ferns, for example, will not hold up very well out of water (which is why we love using paper ferns!). More than anything else, you want something that you know will maintain its shape.
- Cut a length of fishing net to lay across your table.
- Start by weaving the salal into the net with the ends pointing to the center of the runner. To secure, wrap the stems with floral wire.
- Next, add in the silver dollar eucalyptus using the same technique.
- Add in diamond eucalyptus branches.
- Finish the runner by adding the Nagi greens.
- Place your DIY table garland onto your table. Fluff up the greens and add in any more final leaves for finishing touches.
- Leave the runner as is, or add in some flameless candles for extra decor.
Reference our photo tutorial below for a visual guide!
You can really create any arrangement for your DIY greenery table runner, but there are a few techniques that you should keep in mind. Try to pick a nice variety of leaf shapes and shades of green to create visual texture, but be careful of going overboard. When we built our fresh greenery table runner, we first styled it on the floor and then moved it up onto our table. We did this to avoid scratching our wood table while creating the arrangement.
To give your runner a wild, organic look, have all of your greens flowing out from the center so that the leaves all point outward. Once you are done weaving your greens into the fishing net, you can add your finishing touches. We scattered a few flameless candles from West Elm into the mix. To make the candles a little more decorative, we wrapped some gold elastic cording around the centers. Simple!
We originally created this greenery table runner as part of our Botanical Easter Brunch table setting, but this tutorial can be used for any special event decor. For more DIY home styling tips, read our articles on how to create an art wall and how to style a bookshelf. Browse through our Easter projects for holiday inspiration, or find our crepe paper flower tutorials for a perfect spring DIY. Head to our membership page to start downloading our projects, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily inspiration in your newsfeed.
Tune into my Today Show Appearance April 11
If you haven’t already heard, I’ll be taking this DIY inspiration to New York to appear on the Today Show! Tune in during the 9am hour on April 11th to see my Botanical Easter Brunch table and Kid’s Easter Table designs. For every piece of the table setting, you will be able to find the tutorial in our Easter collection. See you there! ~ Lia & Team