During the Christmas season, I like to have a mix of holiday as well as seasonal decor. Too much ‘Christmas’ in the mix and the house feels incredibly empty once the tree and holiday baubles get packed away. That’s why I prefer to have plenty of seasonal decor like this simple winter swag wreath DIY. It makes all the effort (and cost) into creating a cozy home during the cold winter months all the more worthwhile.
So if you’re like me, and you want to stretch your winter decorating dollar well past Christmas, then you’ll love this sweet and simple winter swag idea. It takes just minutes to create and can be re-used or freshened up, year after year.
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Materials You’ll Need For This Simple Winter Swag Wreath DIY
- 4 sprigs of faux greenery (plain pine or snowy pine works well, among others)
- Pre-wrapped craft wire (vine-wrapped or paper-wrapped)
- Wire cutters
- Wired ribbon
Step 1: Bundle Greenery
Bundle the sprigs of greenery together by wrapping the craft wire around the stems.
Snip the end.
And tuck the tail.
Make sure to leave a loop along the backside. This will allow you to hang your bundle up.
If you forget (as I initially did), then simply snip off another piece of your craft wire, wrap around the middle of the bundled stems a couple of times, leaving a bit of a bubble at the back.
For the uneven stems along the tip, simply snip them off or bend them downwards and wrap up using the remaining craft wire.
Step 2: Add Ribbon
Tie a ribbon at the base of the bundled stems. I chose this neutral white ribbon with small black polka dots – a great choice that’ll take me through the season.
Now you’re ready to hang and enjoy your winter swag all season long 🙂
This simple winter swag wreath DIY is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decor. It’s sweet and simple and all you have to do is swap out the ribbon or add burlap, twine or any other decorative feature for a completely different look.
Happy decorating 🙂
Looking for more seasonal decor ideas? Check out some of my other DIY projects: