Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Swag


It is snowy and wintery here so I’m in the mood for some holiday decor!  I wanted to share with you this custom order I just made for a sweet client, to maybe inspire your holiday decorating and give you a few tips to create your own.


She has a few of my wreaths, but thought it would be fun for to change it up and have a swag for her front door. Swags are a great alternative for front door decor. This has a traditional look with the apples, berries and  few different types of pinecones nestled in the luscious pine.


I started with a basic pine base and mixed in a few different varieties of pine sprigs to give it a fuller look with lots of texture and dimension. *Be sure to ‘fluff’ out and arrange the pine to give it the desired shape.


For the finishing touch, I added a thick ribbon bow that cascades down the length of the swag.  It gives it a more formal look and pulls out the color in the berries and fruit.  *If you want to add ribbon a little tip is to make sure you have enough that you can loop it out and then attach it onto the spine of the swag with wire. This gives it that billowing effect.


I hope this gives you some tips and ideas for your front door decor.

Happy Holiday Decorating!!


Linking in up to these great parties…


The Girl Creative




  1. Very pretty! I just love the fruit!

  2. Love the swag, and a nice change from a traditional wreath!

  3. Beautiful! Wish we were getting a little of that cold weather!

  4. Love the fruit, and your suggestion for "billowing" the ribbon is great too! As always, your craftsmanship is superb!

  5. Very pretty and I love how the ribbon cascades down the side! I hope you will share this at my Holiday Decor linky party that starts on 12/15.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  6. Very pretty!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    : )

    Julie M.

  7. ps How funny, I hadn't read the other comments before posting mine. : )


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