How to Make a Pine Garland Table Runner

I love a holiday table with rustic and organic appeal, so when I made the decision to incorporate pine runners as a tablescape accent for my winter wedding, it was like all of the stars aligning. It was the perfect complement to my rustic wedding centerpieces. Best of all, it was something I was able to create myself with nothing more than floral wire and lush pine branches.

Design your own holiday table runner using pine branches.

Made + Remade’s contributors have offered many amazing rustic decor projects (don’t believe me, check them out here). Whether you’re drumming up ideas for your own wedding, or looking for a creative and memorable holiday table arrangement, consider browsing through the project archives, or bookmark this one for future inspiration.

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Step 1

 Open GalleryGather branches for your DIY table runner.I played my resourceful card and trimmed low-hanging pine branches from my then to-be in-laws trees. If you’re not lucky enough to have access to trees that you can trim for yourself, consider asking Christmas tree vendors if they have scrap branches that have either snapped off or were trimmed off during pruning. My most favorite branches were pulled from Western white pine and sugar pine trees — the needles on both varieties are soft and full-bodied, measuring 2-4″ in length!

Step 2

 Open GallerySort the pine branches in an open area.Lay out your branches. My table garland was being designed for an 15-foot span, but no matter your design, it helps to work on a long, open surface whether it be your kitchen island, floor or even back deck if it isn’t covered in snow.

Step 3

 Open GalleryAttach the pine branches together using floral wire to create a long chain of pine.Organize the branches, overlaying them so that the needles overlap upwards, and begin to cinch them together using floral wire. This is a good opportunity to layer different types of branches. (I was working with both long and short needles, and mixing the two made the arrangement lush.)

Step 4

 Open GalleryContinue assembling the runner until it is to your desired length.Continue wrapping the wire tightly to hold the branches together as a long strand. Keep on building onto the end to make your pine runner as long as you desire!

Step 5

 Open GalleryArrange your pine table runner and accent it with berry branches, candles, or anything else suitable for your design!Stage your table. Accent it with items like white glass vases, berries and plenty of seasonal candles to make your event a memorable one.

Materials

  • Pine branches
  • Floral wire

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pliers
About Emily Fazio 

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I caught the home improvement bug at an early age, and now I'm a full-time DIYer living in Rochester, NY. The projects I cover on my blog Merrypad range ...

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4 Responses

  1. Razvan says:

    The table looks wonderful with these flowers!!

  2. Not for me! says:

    If you have an old rustic table, then this might be nice, but I wouldn't want to get sap on my nice table. It is almost impossible to get sap removed. Yes, it is a fire hazard besides.

  3. FF Sue says:

    Real Cut Long Needle Pine & Real Candles, no thanks.

  4. Virgil says:

    The table looks better with this pine! You made a gerat design!

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