Friday, November 22, 2019

Ribbon Decorated Swag Wreath


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Are you looking for something different for your door this holiday season other than the usual round wreath? Why not try a swag this year? A swag wreath can be easily customized to fit in with your decor. And it just takes a few accessories to make it pretty!

Take ribbon, for example. I am in love with this gold and white check ribbon! It's reversible with a shiny gold finish on one side. And it reminds me of a MacKenzie-Childs pattern, too!

I don't seem to be able to make beautiful, eye popping wreaths - that's why I try  to stay away from giving tutorials on diy wreaths. But I thought this ribbon and another smaller reversible ribbon, along with a few decorative stems and pine cones would be more than enough to decorate a plain white swag wreath. Easy, peasy! 
Also, it seemed like it would be easier to decorate the swag by hanging it up on a command hook. Hmm, I was so wrong!
 To get started, I cut off assorted ribbon tails and wrapped a chenille stem around the middle to attach them to the swag.
 Next, I got out my trusty Bowdabra to make the bows. First, the gold check ribbon and .  .  .
 then the smaller reversible gold and silver ribbon, on top! The Bowdabra is such a great tool to make .  .  .
 all sorts of bow loops and bows!
 Next, I dove tailed the ribbon ends by folding the ribbon together and cutting at an angle from the corner bottom edge to the fold .  .  .
for nice finished ends!
 Then, I started gluing on a few accessories like gold glitter pine cones .  .  .
 and gold glitter ball stems .  .  . and then the command hook fell down! I had to get out my wreath hanger that fits over the door .  .  .
 to finish this pretty holiday swag wreath!
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9 comments:

  1. Your swag is gorgeous! I love that you used the white and it really turned out great!

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  2. Your swag is really pretty! I use wreaths for all the other holidays but for some reason I always hang a swag at Christmas!

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  3. Your white swag is beautiful, Gail! I just took the swag that I made over 20 years ago out of the bag tonight and thought about giving it a new look. So seeing yours was very timely. I really like how your pretty multi ribbon bow takes center stage. I think I might try this with mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Your swag looks so pretty and I love all the ribbon. The bowdabra is the best.

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  5. What a unique way to decorate a door. This would be a great way to showcase all the pretty holiday ribbons.

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  6. Gail,
    This is really quite pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Ooooh! I love the gold ribbon! So pretty!

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  9. I love everything about this... from the white door swag to the gold ribbons and trims!

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