I start all of my swags with a piece of styrofoam about 2″ x 4″ x 11″. This will be the base for your swag. Using a button to keep the wire from cutting through my foam, I push a wire through the holes on the button and use another button on the other side.
- Kissimmee, FL
Make a Candy Cane Christmas Swag
I spotted this cute candy cane swag in Bullseye's Playground at Target and just knew it would be the perfect thing to add to my candy-themed Christmas this year!
On the backside, I can twist the wires to make a circle to be able to hang my swag on a Command brand hook.
With my styrofoam base set up, I hung it on the door of my craft room to begin work.
I began by adding steel picks to a variety of small pieces of artificial evergreens and building up my swag, particularly around the edges.
I took a wire, bent it through the little hole on my sign and then added a steel pick to the wires so my sign would hold securely in the foam.
I just stuck my sign right in the middle of my base and then started adding additional greenery around the sign.
Of course you have to have candy canes! I removed the ribbon holders from these styrofoam ornaments and stuck a piece of 18 gauge wire into each of the canes.
I added the candy canes and some peppermint ball picks to my swag.
By adding a steel pick onto a loop of ribbon, I can add loops right into my swag. If you don't have a steel pick machine, you can use wood wired sticks in the same way.
The ribbon loops and tails bring the whole swag to life.
My candy cane swag is ready to greet guests with a sweet message!
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