Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Christmas Swag

Hi there.  I am so glad you stopped by!

Tonight, I want to share with you what I made for our railing. A Christmas Swag.

I decided I wanted to downplay the handrail and jazz up the corner posts.

  In years past, I've typically decorated the ever lovin daylights out of the railing and done a single bow on the corner posts. 

This year, I'm living on the edge and changing it up!

So, here is what I came up with.

These were so easy to make and with only a few items, you can make a big statement.

A pine branch (I've had for 857 years), gold sprays and ribbon (Michael's), bulbs (Target) and wire.

I did not glue any of this, because knowing myself, like I do, I will change it next year.

You can also use real pine branches for this, but I prefer the fake because of the wired branches.  It works great for hanging the bulbs and stuffing the sprays in to. 

I took the pine branch and added the gold spray. 

I attached it by twisting one of the pine branches around it.

I took at piece of wire and wrapped it around the post, on my railing, to hang it. 

I added a bow, hung a few bulbs on it and stuffed one more piece of gold spray in the top.

Seriously, could this be any easier?

The only thing I would do differently next time, is add 3 bulbs instead of 2.  My rule of thumb is, always go with odd numbers when decorating.

Here is another view, showing a little more of the gold spray underneath.

Thank you SO much for stopping by.  It truly means the world to me.



  1. Love it!!
    Way to go Kelly!!
    Dulce Blume

    1. Thank you so much, Dulce. And, thank you for stopping by my little blog. I truly appreciate it!

  2. Very beautiful Kelly. It's fun to mix things up sometimes.

    1. Thank you so much, Jann! It is fun to mix things up. I love changing things every year.



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