Happy “it’s almost Christmas” Monday! That may sound dramatic, but it’s true. The season is upon us, and I’m scrambling to decorate as usual. My first project of the season is ready! Just don’t look at the rest of my house. Until February.
I present to you….the Christmas swag.
It took me maybe 20 minutes to put this together? And if you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some evergreens, then this is just the project for you. I would advise getting as many different varieties as possible. I went with darker green colors, but you could certainly use a bunch of blue hues too! (Hmmm…next project, perhaps?)
I just kind of layered them on top of one another–trying to switch up the variations as I layered. My biggest advice is to use floral wire to gather a few branches at a time. Don’t wait until all of it is bundled, or you may lose some branches when you hang it up.
I found all my decorations at Hobby Lobby (half off!). These cost me $15 total. The bells were $12, and I could easily make another swag with them. In my mind, this means it’s $7.50 a swag. I’m very good at rationalizing expenses.
I draped the bells around the branches because this door is protected in my garage. I would secure it a little better if you make one exposed to some wind. Same for the ribbon–it’s not intended for the elements, so I simply hot glued it to the branches.
It’s so festive against the black door, and it should last for months. One of the few perks of a freezing cold winter, I guess.
Go on a little evergreen hunt and see what you can come up with! It’s fun and– more importantly–it’s free!