I luuurve fresh greenery at Christmas time! It is timeless and classic, and it never goes out of style.
This year, instead of hanging wreaths on the front of my home, I decided to hang fresh swags. Here's how to make them:
1. Pile your husband's truck high with fresh greenery.If you don't have trees in your yard that you can clip, maybe a neighbor or family member does. Ask around. I have a couple magnolia trees in the back yard but I make a trek to my Memaw's home every year for fresh pine and cedar. My Granny has a huge Magnolia tree, and when I can't get quite enough off of my small trees, I head to her house.
2. Gather branches together to form swag.
I try to make sure the swag is full and contains varying texture. Here, I put the pine in the back and added the cedar to the front. Then, I added a sprig of red berries.
3. Tie with craft or floral wire.
4. Add a bow and hang.You can't go wrong with classic red. I used velvet ribbon that I got on sale for 75% off last year after Christmas.
I am pleased how my holiday swags turned out....simple and classic.