DIY, home decor

DIY Swags

I’ve made a few variations of swags for the Christmas season and plan to make a few more to lead into winter time. I’m sharing an easy way to make swags that will save you time and money!

Our ranch is filled with variations of pines, Douglas fur, junipers, pine cones, etc. and I love to snip from them and make my own. I know this is not available to everyone though, so! Here’s an easier way! Grab some live garlands that are sold at grocery stores, Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc. They are inexpensive and you can make a few swags out of one garland!


  • Live garland
  • Green or brown floral wire
  • Garden Scissors
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Favorite ribbon
  • Dried orange slices
  • Pine cones


  1. Start by cutting your garland into sections. Some sections might unravel a bit. Take some floral wire and secure the branches.
  2. Lay the piece of swag flat and let your creativity fly! I did juniper berries and dried oranges on my swags and used my wire to tie it on different sections of the swag.
  3. At the top of the swag, I tied a bow using ribbon I had on hand and incorporated a rusty bell.
  4. Ta-da! You’ve now created a beautiful swag for yourself or to gift to others!

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