‘Tis the season for decorating! Why not get together with your girlfriends for a Christmas craft project? We’ve got just the one for you! The women in our family recently got together and each created a DIY Christmas swag.
This is a great inexpensive Christmas decor project as you usually have all the supplies you need around the house. You can tailor it to your tastes by using different items to decorate it. Read below for instructions.
- Oasis floral cage (or similar)
- Garden shears
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
- Wood skewers
- Decor of your choice
You can usually buy the floral cage at Michael’s, but they didn’t have them this year, so I bought them at my local florist for $14 each.
Instructions to create your swag:
1. I collected all the greenery from a forested area near my home. I usually grab fir, cedar, salal, arbutus, etc.
Start layering the different greenery in whatever shape you like, I usually make mine longer and not too wide.
2. Once you have all your greenery attached, then you can add your decor. I used pine cones, some plastic bulbs I had got from Wal Mart, and some leftover ribbon. I glued the bulbs and pinecones to wood skewers and stuck them into place and I tied the ribbon with floral wire and stuck it into the foam.
3. You can use fruit, vegetables, etc. and wire them to the cage (see my sister’s with the lemons below), or you could even use driftwood and shells like a girlfriend of mine did once for a beachy theme.
The best part is, these will keep outdoors for at least one month, even with fruit, and you do not need to water them.