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Easy & Thrifty Door Swag

How to make an easy and thrifty Christmas Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

I’m finally getting around to putting up a few Christmas decorations. With several boxes of ornaments stored in the basement I decided I wouldn’t buy anything new this year. Not that easy to do as the stores are brimming with such great stuff! Rather than make my usual wreath for the front door I decided on something a bit easier and made a thrifty door swag.

If you have fir trees in your garden you can cut and use those boughs. I’ve not so I did have to buy a few sprigs of fir that were tied together from the local hardware store for a big $4.99.

MAKING A THRIFTY DOOR SWAG

I then rummaged through my Christmas boxes and gathered a few things to make my swag. This could be anything you want, but basically you will need:

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

MATERIALS

  • Ribbon
  • Wire
  • Decor items such as Christmas balls, pine cones, bells, small figures, stars….
  • Magnetic hook
  • Protector pads (optional)   
  • Fir or pine boughs

The first thing I added to my tied boughs were a few painted pinecones that were already strung on wire. You can add anything and everything. Whatever you have.

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

To that I added a metal stocking ornament. It was simply tied to the top of the fir boughs with a bit of wire.

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

After cutting about 6 feet of wired ribbon I tied a big bow. The wire ribbon works best because it holds it’s shape and you can twist and curl it. Next I attached a wire piece to the back of the bow and tied it securely around the top of the swag. 

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

Lastly I added a little bird that I sat inside the stocking, you could add a stuffed animal or Santa too.

How to make an easy and thrifty Christmas Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

The next step would be optional. Having just repainted my doors this summer I’m still a bit picky about them so I cut a few strips of protector padding, the kind you use on furniture. On the back of the swag I stuck 3 pieces down the full length of the swag to help protect my door from possible scratches.

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

Voila, after just 20 minutes I was hanging my finished Christmas swag on the door. It cost almost nothing and took very little time to put together. It’s all quite festive I think!

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

How to make an easy and thrifty Door Swag in 20 minutes with Sensible Gardening

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About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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