Front Porch Lighting Ideas: How to Create a Charming Floral Swag

The next time you come across a wire hanger in your closet, pull it out and use it for something other than clothes.

In this DIY project, I will demonstrate a creative way to repurpose wire hangers into stunning floral swag arrangements, perfect for adding a unique front porch lighting idea to your home.

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With just a few materials, you can transform wire hangers into eye-catching decorations. Let's get started!

Tools and Materials:

Glue two Styrofoam blocks together for a sturdy base

1. Prepare the Base

Take two Styrofoam blocks that you can purchase at your local dollar store and glue them together using a hot glue gun.

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2. Shape the Hanger

Now take that wire hanger and bend it by pulling the bottom wire toward the top of the hanger.

How to make a floral swag

3. Secure the Hanger

Next, take two pipe cleaners. It doesn't matter what color they are; twist the ends together. Do this again with another set of two pipe cleaners. So now you have two long pipe cleaners.

Secure the hanger using pipe cleaners for added stability

Position the wire hanger hook on top of the Styrofoam block and secure it by wrapping the long pipe cleaners around the hook.

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Twist the ends securely and tuck them in. If you wish, you can use a little more hot glue to make sure the pipe cleaners and hooks stay in place.

Add depth and variety with faux greenery stems

4. Add Faux Greenery

Flip the Styrofoam block so the hook is facing your counter.

Take some faux greenery bunches and start cutting off smaller stems with a wire cutter or very sharp scissors.

DIY floral swag

Start sticking the faux stems into the top and sides of the Styrofoam block. It's nice to use two or three different types of greenery so that there is added depth in the colors.

Arrange faux flowers to create a visually appealing composition

5. Incorporate Faux Flowers

Now take some faux flowers, I'm always a sucker for tulips, start cutting the stems from the bunch.

Begin with some shorter stems and stick them into the center face of the Styrofoam block. Again, using different shades and types of flowers will give you added depth.

Once the center is filled, start cutting longer stems and stick them into the top and sides of the block. Continue to fill in the empty spaces with other flowers.

Hang your finished floral swag

6. Hang the Arrangement

Now head outdoors and hang your new flower arrangement from any outdoor light sconce. The wire hanger is the perfect hook.

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More Beautiful Floral Swag Projects

Check out this amazing Catalog Floral Swag Knock Off post for another gorgeous flower arrangement tutorial.

Swag arrangement on porch light

Front Porch Lighting Idea: Make a Charming Floral Swag Arrangement

Repurposing wire hangers into beautiful floral swag for front porch lights is a fun and creative project that can bring a touch of elegance to your outdoor lighting. With just a few materials and simple steps, you can transform ordinary wire hangers into beautiful works of art.

So, the next time you come across a wire hanger in your closet, don't hesitate to give it a new purpose!

I would love to hear about your experience and see the floral arrangements you create.

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