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Mardi Gras Swag
How to make a Mardi Gras Swag
10" deco mesh
36" swag base
4" wired ribbon
Mardi Gras attachment
Mardi Gras top hat
Mardi Gras themed picks, sprays, and ornaments
I use sprays, curly cue sprays, and balls
Hot glue gun
1″ mounting square
Take the swag base and trim off about 1/3 of it and set that aside. Fluff out the remainder of your base.
Next, take the 10" mesh and use it to make baby poofs all around the base. (This will make more sense when you watch the video)
Now cut 9 20" strips of the 10" mesh. Curl the ends slightly and scrunch towards the center to make ruffles. Add each ruffle around the outside of the swag.
Take your top hat and punch two holes in the brim that are about 2 inches apart. You can use a hole punch for this or any other tool you have on hand that will do the job.
Next attach a mounting square to the back of the hat, above where you punched the holes. Then attach pipe cleaners to all three spots.
Attach the hat to the swag using the pipe cleaners that you secured to it. You'll want the hat towards the top of the swag.
Next, attach your bow below the hat. Fluff the bow out and dovetail the ends.
Now use the same 4" ribbon that you used in your bow and add ribbon tails around your swag until it is as full as you want it.
Trim your picks and sprays and use hot glue to add them in and around your bow then add them to the swag itself. I do this in a triangle pattern and keep adding until I get the look I'm going for.
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