I know, I know, it's been a while. I'm swamped, what can I say. I'm sure you can relate.
The other day I was pricing out Christmas decorations, and I have to say, maybe in past years I wasn't paying attention to how pricey some of this stuff actually was. I wanted some pine swags over the doors in the house. Indoors I go for artificial. I don't want to risk getting sap on the woodwork. Outdoors, is real all the way! (Next week, I'm going to tell you how to make a wreath for you door, and about a hundred feet of garland, all for around $30.)
Anyway, I was at Joann's looking at the swags, and even with 50% off, the dollar signs were adding up because I wanted 4 of them. Then I found these....I don't know what they really are, I would assume they are "stems" of pine for making flower arrangements. They only cost $2.50 each!
I only used two for each swag and a little jewelery wire I already had.
I overlapped the stems in the back. (front view)
Secure the stems in the back with the wire. I used 3 pieces of wire, one in the center, and then on each end.
Luckily, I didn't have to put up any fasteners, there was already a small nail that I was able to use. If you don't already have a hidden nail on your doorway, command hooks are the greatest invention of all time.
I will be sharing this project with these awesome link parties!