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A DIY floral swag for your home doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out process! With just a few simple materials, you can make quick and easy swag that will look great on your lantern, front door, mantle and more.

All you need is faux ivy, wisteria and peony bloom for the perfect combination of color and texture. Read on to learn how to get started your own designer swag today!

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Super Simple DIY Floral Swag Tutorial

This multilayer swag could be made with different types of cascading greenery and faux floral stems or sprays.

Cascading flowers are a popular choice for swag design because of their dramatic, eye-catching look. The waterfall effect keeps the shape of the swag. Here are some floral options:

  • Clematis
  • Climbing Hydrangea
  • Holboellia Vine
  • Trumpet Vine
  • Jessamine


  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • Zip ties
  • 1 Low Hanging Ivy The Fancy Front Door
  • 1 Pink Fountain Spray The Fancy Front Door
  • 1-2 Wisteria Bushes Michaels
  • 1 Oversized Peony Michaels
  • 1 1.5″ Jeweled Ribbon The Fancy Front Door

How to Make a Floral Swag with Wisteria and Ivy

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DIY Floral Swag



  • 1 Low Hanging Ivy The Fancy Front Door
  • 1 Pink Fountain Spray The Fancy Front Door
  • 1-2 Wisteria Bushes Michaels
  • 1 Oversized Peony Michaels
  • 1 1.5" Jeweled Ribbon The Fancy Front Door


  • Fluff out the ivy and separate the short layers at the top and the long layers in the bottom.
  • Grab your fountain grass and pop out the stems from the sides, this opens up negative space from the left, middle, and right sides.
  • Lay your ivy on top of the fountain grass. So the long fountain grass sprays just kind of flow through that negative space.
  • Maneuver them in and around and through so that the ivy and fountain grass are becoming one with each other.
  • Take your wisteria spray and separate the layers.
  • Lay them right up in under, so that these layers can go through those spaces.
  • Zip tie the three stem bases together.
  • And for added security you can add one more right above it, just to get those three stems really together.
  • Then, grab the stem and bend it all the way over to create a swag hook. Zip tie in place. Give it a little twist to the side, so that it's paddling, flush against the back of where your door will be.
  • Using your 1.5" ribbon, make a long tail.
  • Create 4 large loops, leaving the decorative side outward.
  • Secure with a zip tie. Cut excess zip tie tail.
  • Curl in the ribbon tails.
  • Use the bow to cover up the stem bunch at the top of the swag. Secure with a zip tie.
  • Trim the bloom of the Peony and attach to the top of the swag to hide the stems below the hook.


If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.

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