Outdoor Party Decor Idea: A String of Lilies

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Skona Hem recently did a feature on this afternoon party in a greenhouse in Sweden. Aside from the stunning scenery and pretty linens, we were intrigued by the string of Easter lilies hanging above the table. It’s an unexpected alternative to a flower centerpiece. Want to make one for your next outdoor party?

After studying the photo a bit more, we’re guessing these are easy to make: After removing the stamen and pistil, simply thread fishing line through each bloom. As pretty as these strings of lilies are, they probably won’t last for more than a day or two. So, if you’re looking for something more lasting (and a lot cheaper!), you could make the lilies yourself: Buy a pack of origami paper that goes with your party’s color scheme, follow these instructions on how to fold a lily, and then string them up with some fishing line.

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(Images: Sköna Hem)