Flower Power: How to Make a Marigold Chain

Heather Taylor is an L.A.-based gallery owner and author of the lifestyle blog L.A. in Bloom, where she presents her colorful approach to food, style, travel, and entertaining. Taylor also recently launched Heather Taylor Home, a line of table linens based on traditional textiles re-imagined for modern life.
I used to be work neighbors with my friends Holly and Becky of Hollyflora, and sometimes (more like daily) I would visit the girls on my lunch break. Mostly, we would chat about life and work, but every now and then, they would humor me and allow me to assist with whatever project in which they were engrossed (need a boutonniere? call me).
One day, they were prepping for an elaborate, fall wedding and putting together marigold chains. I ended up staying for hours, stringing the flowers together and falling for their bright orange charm. Since then, I've chained up many a marigold and find the action relaxing and satisfying. And, the result couldn't be prettier. Click through for the complete tutorial!

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