LEMME TAKE A SELFIE
A shower of carnations decorates our selfie wall, left. Measure the space you want to hang your carnations, and cut a dowel to the appropriate length.
Cut fishing line to the length you want your carnation strings. Tie one end of the fishing line to the dowel. Thread a needle onto the other end of the fishing line. Cut the stems from a bunch of carnations, retaining only the blossoms and green base. (We used about 170 blossoms.) Pull the needle through the center of the blossom and out through the green base. Slide the blossom up the fishing line to the desired location, then pull the needle once more through the side of the carnation base to secure it in place. Repeat, spacing the blossoms as far apart as you’d like until complete, then repeat with more strands.