A big part of my Christmas decorating each year involves my interior window and door frames. While I was at the mall more than 10 years ago the huge swags that were above all of the walkways inspired me and I knew I wanted to add some greenery swags to my doors and windows, but on a much smaller scale of course. What started as greenery quickly evolved to ribbon, bows, and this year the addition of burlap. I am considering adding a few gingerbread men next year if I get them baked in time. The window and door swags are one of my favorite things about my decorations and the part I miss the most when I take it down each New Years Day.
This is a process my husband dreads each year because it is pretty time consuming….but in my mind it is to worth the extra effort. I made tags with the name of the doorway or window for each of the swags that I use each year when I am putting them away. I just attach the tags to each swag at the end of each season with a zip tie. It makes putting them back up so much easier when you don’t have to guess where each one belongs. The ribbon gets rolled up and put into labeled zippy bags for the same reason. Once we have all of the greenery sorted and put in front of where it will be hung the fluffing begins. If I don’t keep an eye on the Hubs he tries to skip this step….he rarely gets away with it though!! Then I add the ribbon to each greenery swag and finally the bows on the corners and in the middle of each swag. The back door also gets the addition of Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow that I found at the Old Farmstead at the mall several years ago. The hardest part is probably cleaning up all the little pieces of greenery that are shed during the fluffing process. I will still be finding pieces in July no matter how hard I try to get it all. Here is how it turns out……
Have a Great One All!!