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How To Make A Spring Floral Swag

 Things you need:

  • Ribbon
  • Silk Flowers
  • Long Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • Floral Tape
  • Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun
  • General Purpose Clear Glue Sticks

The first thing to do is create the bow for your floral swag.  The ribbon is burlap, which can melt easily with enough hot glue. Use enough hot glue to keep some points together. We suggest using your glue gun at a low temp to reduce any damage done on your ribbons. Depending on the material, some ribbons will hold up better to the hot glue than others.

This swag design was influenced by country fields filled with lavender so we tied our bow loosely to give it a relaxed feel.  We also left tails of the bow as long as the entire swag. Once the bow is completed, set it aside.

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Arrange the flowers how you would like to see them together in the swag. We chose a larger lavender to be our solid base and glued additional flowers to it. Use the wire cutters to trim stems of any flowers that may be too long. When you are happy with your arrangement, choose a point at the base where you can apply the hot glue to help hold them together. Be sure that the hot glue is cool before moving on to the loop.

At this point, past the point of your hot glue, start to bend your stems together to create a loop. This will now form the top of your floral swag. Bending the stems prior to taping them together with the floral tape will help keep your floral tape tight. Be sure to tape them together at the end to close the loop.

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Now take the bow you created earlier and hot glue it on the bottom of the loop. Allow to cool.

Place the swag on your front door or anywhere that brings you springtime cheer!

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