Catalog Floral Swag Knock Off

3 Materials
$81
1 Hour
Medium
I just made this great DIY floral swag. I am sure you get all of those same home decor catalogs I do. I am sometimes taken aback at the prices! I spotted a gorgeous floral swag in one of my catalogs and then I saw the price!!! $429!! I know they are high quality flowers and greenery, and it is a really good size swag, but over $400 for my front door?! I knew it was time to go shopping and make my own floral swag knock off! Gather up your coupons and follow along, and you can save money too! For more details on this DIY visit: Catalog Floral Swag Knock Off
I began with a piece of styrofoam.  I wanted the florals to be secure in their base, and I knew this would work better than floral foam.
I began pushing wire through the piece of styrofoam to make my hook to hang my swag from.  If you don’t put something beneath the wire, it will pull all the way through and cut the styrofoam.  I chose to use a piece of tape wrapped floral wire and made it into an “M” shape to keep it from cutting through the foam.  
Here is another photo to show you how I pulled the wire through and down over the wrapped wire.  
On the backside of the styrofoam I used the same technique and twisted the two ends of the wire into a circle to be able to hang my swag on a hook.  
With my base hung on the door from a Command hook, I am ready to begin making my swag. 
The inspiration swag is primarily greenery with a cluster of roses at the heart of it.  I cut apart some high quality vines and bushes and pushed the the individual stems securely into the styrofoam.  If you have trouble getting your stems to stay in the foam, you can attach the stems to a wood wired stick and push the stick securely into the base.
I continued to build up the greenery on the base of my swag.  
One of the thing I tired to do was match the greenery.  The artificial lamb’s ears and dusty miller added the gray as seen in my inspiration piece.  
Even though I used the same number of roses that I could count in my inspiration swag, I felt my piece needed a little more of the pale pink color and added some pale pink ranunculus tucked in behind the roses.
Yes, the $429 swag is lovely, but $348 lovelier? I don't think so! You can do this too, and you can change up the colors to what would look best on your door!
For more DIY on this project check out the blog post at Catalog Floral Swag Knock Off 
Resources for this project:
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Chloe Crabtree
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Go
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 33 questions
  • Ann Ann on Feb 10, 2022

    I think yours is prettier. 👍

  • Deborah Gideon Deborah Gideon on Feb 11, 2022

    Can you display this on an outside door? The plant foam will stay intact?

  • Mol12356038 Mol12356038 on Feb 11, 2022

    I love this being I love roses make it all prettier

Comments
Join the conversation
2 of 616 comments
  • Debra Orsburn Debra Orsburn on Feb 17, 2022

    Its very pretty. But my family owned a florist growing up all of us worked in the shop. I had my florist license by 12 (u had to have one in texas) We made those all the time but used them for a death. We made those for the front door indicating a death in the family. Its usually was the same color just a smaller version of the casket spray we made.. u leave it up through the days of mourning. Oddly enough the bottom flowers hanging downward stay in exactly the same condition and they are kept in a memory book. When u get live flowers and u want to preserve them hang then upside down just before they wilt they will never change their look.

Next