With spring right around the corner it’s time to fill up your stock with fabulous pastel designs. Today, Coach Mel is showing you how to make a beautiful Easter swag with a bow. It’s so cute y’all!
Y’all know that I love to teach you how to make amazing wreaths. But wreaths aren’t your only option when it comes to door decor. Door hangers, wreath rails, and swags are all fabulous options. In the video below, Mellie Mel is showing you how to make an Easter swag with a bow. The results are so adorable, y’all! Be sure to watch the video before you read through the recipe. The steps will make a lot more sense that way, I promise. Mel is the best teacher! Y’all, you’re in amazing hands!
Easter Swag with Bow
Many of you already know Coach Mel. She’s a talented maker who loves to share her knowledge and skills with her fellow makers. Today, she’s showing us how to make one of her new favorite designs. So far Mel has made these for the last three seasons and has loved each one. Once you get the recipe down for this you’ll be able to use it again and again for every season. Not a bad investment of your time, right?
This design is also a way to use those supplies you bought last year. We all snag something because we love it even though we have no idea how to use it. This is the perfect way to incorporate those things! Basically this is a three part recipe. You need a large greenery base, a filler spray, and something really pretty (aka that thing you don’t know what to do with. With those three things you’ll be on your way to an amazing swag! If you are looking for more ideas to help you use up your wreath supplies, we have you covered there too!
One ribbon bows…
For this swag Mel uses just one ribbon for her bow. I know that sounds crazy when we are so used to using several different ribbons but hear me out. The ribbon Mel uses is a super cute bunny pattern that stands up well on its own. When you have a really strong pattern you don’t always want to dilute it by adding more ribbon. You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video! If you want to learn more about how to choose the ribbon for your creations we have a post for that too. Y’all know we always have you covered!
Single Ribbon Easter Bow
- Start by making a small loop, this will be the top loop on your bow. Pinch the ribbon, twist it, then make another loop that is larger than your first one. Pinch, twist, and make another loop opposite of the last one.
- Continue to pinch, twist, and loop until you have made 6 more sets of loop. Make each set of loops a bit bigger than the next. Make a long tail and trim the ribbon from the spool. Take a pipe cleaner and use it to tie off the center of your bow.
- Next cut a long tail and add it to the pipe cleaner at the back of your bow.
- Finally fluff out your bow to make it beautiful!
Make Your Own Easter Swag with a Bow
- Start with your large greenery spray. Take the branches at the base of the spray and bend them toward the stem to make them stand up and make the spray appear larger. (You'll see exactly how to do this in the video!)
- Use zip ties to attach your filler floral to your greenery spray.
- Next use more zip ties to attach your Easter spray to the top of the swag base.
- Then weave together the three parts to combine them into one piece.
- Now cut a long strip of ribbon and make a small loop at one end. Use a zip tie to attach it into the spray.
- Next bend the stem of your spray into a loop to be a hanger. Use zip ties to secure it in place.
- Finally, add your bow to the stem with the tails pointing towards the sprays.
Y’all this is such a fun project! And it’s a method that you will be able to use for any season and style that you want. Once you understand the recipe you’ll be able to create your own versions of this beautiful Easter swag. All it takes is a few supplies and the basic know how. Have fun y’all!
Just pin this Easter swag with a bow tutorial below to find the instructions later!
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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