Christmas door swag flowers
When it comes to Christmas decorations, we automatically think of things like a Christmas tree and colourful mantel piece decorations along with Christmas wreaths for our walls and doors. While some traditions are fun, others tend to go out of style and it’s absolutely normal to change it up from time to time. This is why so many people are opting for door swags instead of traditional wreaths! They are festive, fun, and they will certainly make your house stand out. A door swag is much like a flower bouquet but upside down. Just like your wreath, you can use any seasonal decorations, flowers, and foliage to create your design. You can make them for yourself or you can make them as holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones!
Swags are great for a number of reasons. Much like wreaths, they can be displayed on walls as well as doors. They can be made from fresh materials, artificial materials, or even a combination of the two. They can also be made in different sizes which means that you can make a large one for your front door and smaller ones to display throughout your home if you like.
Christmas door swags can be ordered from your florist but, if you want to make them yourself, you will need just a few supplies. Once you choose between fresh and artificial materials, you wil then need to plan your design. First, you need to make a metal frame from something like chicken wire. The mesh style is great for holding flowers and foliage in place. Start by securing the greenery to this mesh and use floral wire to do so. Once this is done, you can then add accessories of your choice. These include flowers, Christmas decorations, pinecones, ribbons, and so on.
When choosing Christmas flowers for your door swag, think of poinsettias. We often think of the colourful parts as flowers but they are in fact leaves. None the less, they are beautiful and perfect for any arrangement with a Christmas theme. You can also add some berries for colour and texture. If you have young children or pets, you might want to consider artificial berries rather than fresh ones that could prove toxic. Roses are also great for this time of year and small white flowers like baby’s breath are reminiscent of snow.
Using fresh flowers will mean that your swag will only last for one year. If, on the other hand, you choose artificial materials, then you can enjoy your swag year after year. Another great option is to create the base for your swag using artificial foliage and then add fresh flowers. The base can be used year after year and all you need to do is add fresh flowers.