Add Some Swag to Your Christmas

by Rachael Priest on December 16, 2011

If you are looking for a way to add some swag to your Christmas flowers and décor, we have a suggestion: add a swag—literally! Swags were around for a long time before the word came to mean “style.” In fact, we’d almost be willing to bet that the unique style of swags contributed, at least in part, to the relatively new urban definition of the word. Almost.

Whether or not that’s true, one point that isn’t debatable is the fact that swags add elegance and charm to your Christmas décor.

They are versatile and wholly customizable, so you can find or order one that fits your individual style and taste. Swags can hang vertically like the above picture, or they can hang horizontally like the one to the right.

Ideas for Using Swags
Swags are most commonly used to hang on walls as an accent piece, or on doors in place of a wreath. You can also use swags to hang on your stair banisters, or just sit them flat on a side or coffee table to serve as a lovely centerpiece. One creative use for a vertical swag is as a Christmas tree topper. Hang one on your newel post to complete your garland decorations. Use one on your mantelpiece in place of, or as a center focus for your garland there. You can even take your swags into your outdoor Christmas décor by placing one on your mailbox or lining your porch railing with several swags.

Creating a Custom Swag

Your swag can be a simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. The important thing is to consider your unique decorating style, the other types of Christmas flowers you are using, and your color scheme. You can make a swag entirely of seasonal Christmas greens accented with only a bow, or you can request a glittering gold silk poinsettia masterpiece to match your gold and white tree. The options are endless.

Swags provide the perfect opportunity to add seasonal flowers to your Christmas décor when you just aren’t sure what to do. Silk swags can be used year after year for as long as you maintain the same style or color scheme. They can be classic and elegant or sassy and fun. Whatever route you choose to take with your swag’s design, you can be sure that you’ll add plenty of style to your home this Christmas.

At Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop in Crawford, Ga., we keep a wide selection of Christmas flowers in stock throughout the season. We are also more than happy to create a custom swag based on your preferences for colors, flowers, and style. Give us a call at 706-743-5830 to learn more or just drop in and take a look at what we have. Cheerful Christmas wishes to you and yours!

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