We created this fresh tablescape using a garland of Ruscus greens to style our new Summer Bliss Wedding Punch. The front and sides of the table are lined with fresh garland, and an additional length of garland lies along the back edge of the tabletop. The greenery really elevates the look, and gives the whole table a feeling that’s fresh and inviting and festive.
This method of attaching garland to the edge of the table uses tablecloth clips instead of pins to avoid making holes in your tablecloth and table. Use clips that clamp strongly rather than the plastic slip-on kind. The heavier the garland, the more clips you’ll need. We used 20 clips to line the sides and front of our table.
What You’ll Need:
- Garland. We used Ruscus garland from the wholesale flowers web site FiftyFlowers.com
- Strong tablecloth clips. Find them in houseware stores.
- Florist wire
- Florist scissors
How to Do It:
- Attach the tablecloth clips to the edges of the table top, over the tablecloth.
- Slip pieces of florist wire, about 10” long, between each clip and the table.
- Beginning at one end of the table, attach the garland to each clip by tightly twisting the wire around the center of the garland.
Photos: Jason Weil