Romantic Valentine's Door Swag

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1 Hour

I was ready to replace my Christmas decoration on the front door and wanted to give my door a soft look, not all decorated with red and white hearts. I love a swag instead of a wreath and this one looks lovely on my door!You can see more of my crafts and creations here.

Do you remember Princess Diana’s wedding bouquet? Maybe you are of the Megan Markle and Princess Kate era. I, on the other hand, got married just a year before Princess Diana. For me. at the time there couldn’t have been a more romantic event and that bouquet, oh, it still makes me swoon! That was my inspiration for the long and elegant flowing look of my swag. 

The first step to making your swag is to give yourself a hanger to hang it from the door where you will be displaying it. Using an 18 gauge floral wire, bend it in half and stick it through your piece of styrofoam. Before pulling it all the way through, you must secure the wire with something to keep it from cutting and being pulled all the way through your foam block. I like to use a piece of paper wrapped wire in a “W” or “M” pattern that will keep the wire from pulling through. On the back side of the foam, wind your wire into a circle to hang on your hook. To protect your door, wrap the wire in a pipe cleaner. 

I began this swag with a piece of an inexpensive ivy bush I picked up and then cut apart. I didn’t like the two pieces sticking out to the side, so I cut one off and bent the other more straight. 

I used the entire ivy bush for this base, I think it looks amazing, already! But….time for flowers! 

Oh, wait, before flowers lets add some pretty pink and ivory floral ribbon. One bow with long streamers makes it ready for flowers (for real this time!). 

I added a few stems of artificial eucalyptus to continue to cover the styrofoam base and then added some tiny white flowers both at the bottom and the top of the swag. Some mini ivory hydrangea blooms and a couple of pale pink dahlias are giving me the romantic look I am going for.  

I just love ranunculus and they seem like a very romantic flower to me. I really love the little cluster of them I tucked into the right side of the swag. 

A few little more touches and this swag is ready to go on the front door!  

…and yes, it looks beautiful on my blue front door! A romantic door decoration that is reminiscent of a special bridal bouquet, and yet, doesn’t have on corny heart in it anywhere!  I would love to have you stop by my blog,   Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...

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  • Melody Melody on Jan 20, 2019

    I’m going to try to make the swag just as you have. I remember Princess Diana’s wedding, too. You did a beautiful job. It’s absolutely lovely!! I do have a ?....How do you make the bow???

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  • Shelley S Shelley S on Feb 13, 2023

    I made one

    this is my version

    thank you for the inspiration

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  • Mary Jo Mary Jo on Feb 07, 2021

    As always, your ideas are not only beautiful, but doable! Thank you for sharing with us less creative gals! Keep it up!

  • Veronica Rowland Veronica Rowland on Jan 29, 2023

    Ms. Chloe Crabtree❣️ yes I will try this for all My door greeting for each memory to greet, with it own signature my door will be a warm greeting to my guess and those that passes by. Thank you for sharing a great idea for the door very inspirational, oh my cannot wait to get started❣️Keep em coming❣️