This beautiful Christmas swag is unbelievably easy to make, for almost free! All you need is 10 minutes, a mixed variety of botanical clippings, some twine and a couple of ribbons!
For more DIY Christmas decor, see How to Decorate a Christmas Tree like a Professional, Snowman Door Decoration, and 30 Ways to use Evergreen Boughs.
By Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow.
It seems like just yesterday when I shared with you the Easy Diy Pinecone Wreath tutorial here. Now it’s that time of year again! Today we are going to make something beautiful for your holiday decor: a Christmas Swag !
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How to Make a Fresh Evergreen Christmas Swag
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DIY Christmas Swag Step 1: Collect Branches
Some great candidates are pine, cedar, spruce, boxwood, holly, etc.
DIY Christmas Swag Step 2: Three Bundles
You will be making 3 bundles. The first bundle is the largest, made of all the evergreen branches. Simply tie the branches together with twine. Make the knot as tight as you can.
Make the second bundle using branches of different colors and textures. I used some silvery fine-textured leafy branches and some red berry branches here.
Now you have 2 of the 3 bundles.
Place the second bundle on top of the first one, and tie them together with twine.
DIY Christmas Swag Step 3: Final Bundle
Make the third bundle using shorter branches than the first two. Use any mix of colors and textures! Leftover short branches from your evergreens or something completely different. It’s up to you!
Tie the third bundle to the first two bundles, but pointing the opposite direction, as shown in photo above.
DIY Christmas Swag Step 4: Bows
To add a festive touch, let’s make a bow for our Christmas swag with a big ribbon! The video tutorial shows you how to tie this bow!
Use floral wire or paper clips and attach the bow to the swag where the 3 bundles are tied together. This will hide the twines and add a nice decorative accent!
I decided to use two bows, one gold, and one green! It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year, right? 🙂
We love this Christmas swag on our door!
You can use your Christmas swag not only on a door, but also on a railing, mailbox, or wall sconce! See how pretty it looks on our wall light?
Now I am going to go and make more of these Christmas swags! Below are a few of my favorite DIY projects you can check out on my blog!
1 . DIY free & gorgeous Magnolia wreath: perfect for not only holidays but all seasons! | 2. Free printable calendar template to make this unique 3D 2018 calendar ! | 3 . Beautiful DIY outdoor planters for winter and Christmas decorations !
Hope you will come by and say hello! Wish you a very beautiful holiday season with your lovely family and friends!
More natural decor ideas for Christmas and winter decorating:
- 1 hour lighted pine cone wreath
- DIY pine cone and holly berry wooden star
- Build a large reclaimed wood star and reclaimed wood trees
- easy DIY burlap frame mat for interchangeable art
- budget-friendly nature-inspired Christmas table setting
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