Fall Door Swag – Easy Tutorial

by Joy
2 Materials
5 Hours

Creating a fall door swag is easy with my simple process. You will have one on your door in no time!

I love celebrating the seasons by adding wreaths and swags to my door. This year I decided to put the swags on my stairs – it’s fun to do the unexpected. This fall door swag was simple to make and includes recycling old fall decor!

You can see these beauties in all their glory in my fall home tour post, here.

…and if you like the faux marble pumpkins, I created an easy tutorial.

So, How do you make a fall swag?

This super easy step by step should help you have your very own fall door swag up in no time. Let’s get started:


  1. Silk floral foam
  2. Wire coat hanger
  3. Floral stems
  4. Fall/Autumn stems
  5. Ribbon
  6. Wire cutters
  7. Scissors

Step 1:

Bend your wire coat hanger into an oblong shape.

With your wire cutters, carefully cut the wire at the bottom of the oblong shape.

Gently but firmly slide your wire coat hanger into silk floral foam. Take your time, the wire hanger will poke out the sides before you reach the bottom if you move too quickly.

How do we get the Fall door swag shape?

To create the swag shape, take an autumn leaf stem and stick it into the bottom of the floral foam. The further you push it in, the shorter the swag will be (I know, rocket science, here). Do the same thing to the opposite side if you want a stretched swag feeling.

***I decided to shorten the top of my swag because I wanted to hang them on my stairs.

Continue filling in with leaves to create the width of your swag. Then it’s just a matter of adding stems until your happy.

TIP: To save money on extra stems and use what I had on hand – I added wide burlap ribbon loops as a filler.

To add more texture, I added an open weave rustic ribbon loop as well.

At this point, I hung my swags so I could easily see where the holes were and fill them. I also had these beautiful large rustic rope tassels that were the perfect accent to my fall swags, I just took a little piece of craft wire and used it to secure the tassel to the swag.

Our final step to complete this lovely autumn door swag? We are going to tuck in a little velvet ribbon. I chose a slate blue that picked up the color in my small metallic pumpkin.

Find more wreath and swag ideas HERE.

So easy and a great way to reuse old fall foliage and flowers!

Want more great fall project ideas? Follow me on Instagram - @theaspiringhome_

Til Later, Friends!

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  • Jan8611189 Jan8611189 on Sep 13, 2021

    I agree that these are stunning!! How did you “invisibly” attach them to your posts?

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  • Kelly J. Tinney Kelly J. Tinney on Sep 13, 2022

    You could easily sell these on Etsy. This is to pretty to be indoors. I’d hang this somewhere on my porch/front door to show the neighbors (and make a few envious). 😏😁😉