Wreaths, trees, boughs and swags — as the nostalgic scent of evergreen springs up in malls, office buildings and homes, we’re instantly transported to the season of giving and sharing. Today, we’re sharing our favorite holiday swag: the door swag! It’s a simple, beautiful way to celebrate the season. We suggest using a mixture of what you have and what you can find in stores.
For our swag, we used evergreen, huckleberry, curly willow branches and seeded eucalyptus. But we love the idea of using mossy branches, deciduous branches whose last leaves are still clinging, plus berries, feathers, lotus pods and cotton branches, but really you can use anything! Our suggested recipe is at least one full green, some branches or vines, berries or pods and any other elements you like to add texture and dimension. — The Ladies of Forêt
For complete instructions, follow us after the jump . . .
First we gathered some of our favorite elements. We love how the huckleberry branch and the seeded eucalyptus both have a reddish hue but are different texturally, which makes them a great pairing.
Lastly, choose two ribbons to finish off the swag and add an extra pop of color. We typically like to vary the width of the ribbons we’re choosing for added interest. Have fun, be creative and happy holidays!