My Christmas swags were made a few years back and were starting to show their age. They weren't the style that I enjoyed any longer. At that time I had filled them with floral picks and a gold edged ribbon. I like them then but have outgrown them. I went shopping to find new swags for the archways in our living and dining room. The ones that I loved were completely out of my price range. So I came home empty handed and thinking about what I should do. I decided to redo them. I set to work on dismantling the swags.
Here is the before (please disregard the very ugly basement floor).
Before close up.
I got together some things I would need. These wire cutters come in very handy.
I used this ribbon that I purchased last year after Christmas on clearance.
These little beads were being thrown out by someone I know and I rescued them.
This berry garland also saved from being thrown out.
I purchased this beaded garland at Michaels. It was on clearance.
I laid everything out on my kitchen floor and set to work on the swags. I laid the beaded garland over the greenery. Wrapped the ribbon around and under. I filled in some spots with the beads and berry garland and here is the completed garlands.
This is the living room garland. Click on the picture for a better look.
This is the dining room garland. (Disregard ugly kitchen wallpaper and tile-the kitchen needs a makeover)
I am thrilled with my new garlands. They look much better than the pictures I have taken. This is my favorite Christmas redo.