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Decorating: What are Christmas Swags and How Do I Integrate Them in My Design?

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Decorating: What are Christmas Swags and How Do I Integrate Them in My Design?

There are many elements that can be integrated in a Christmas design. Trees, wreaths and ornaments are obvious. And then there’s Christmas swag.

If you’re like me, you probably never heard of Christmas swag until now. (Yep, I just heard about it when I was searching for topics to write this article about). But now that I know what it is, I realize I’ve seen it many times before.

And by the way, it’s not to be confused with schwag or products companies give away for free.

This article will explain what a Christmas swag is and how you can use it in your holiday décor.

What is a Christmas Swag?

A Christmas swag is best described as a cross between a wreath and a garland. It is made up of a handful of fir or spruce that’s tied together, usually with a ribbon. It hangs vertically and has a wide center and a tapered end making a triangular shape. It also usually has a hook for hanging.

Where Can You Put a Christmas Swag?

A Christmas swag is quite versatile, and it can be placed almost anywhere… on a door, on a drink trolley, on a banister, on the back of a dining room chair or on a doorknob. If you place yours outdoors, make sure it’s in a sheltered spot. It can get easily ruined by the elements.

And you don’t have to hang your Christmas swag. It can also be set on a table or used as a centerpiece on its own with other items.

Christmas Swag Looks

Christmas swags come in several diverse styles. Here are some you can choose from.

• A Scandinavian Look: You can achieve a Scandinavian look by adding frosted pinecones, and cotton balls to light artificial fir sprays

• Lush and Luxurious: For a lush look, play up the greens in your swag. Compliment the leaves with a sprinkling of eucalyptus and white berries.

• Red Berry and Pinecone: This type of swag requires pinecones, red berries and jingle bells. It’s perfect for rustic interiors.

• Flocked Teardrop: A teardrop shaped swag will have a distinct triangular shape while the flocking will provide a distinct winter wonderland theme. Play it up with bright LED lights.

• Sparkle Swag: Glitter and sparkle will bring glamour and warmth to your Christmas décor. Resist overdoing it by adding a light dusting of glitter to champagne color leaves.

Christmas swag is a terrific addition to your holiday décor. Now that you know what it is and how to use it, you are ready to get your home looking its best. How will you be integrating it into your seasonal interior design?


Read more of A Christmas Blog or Shop Now at Schmidt Christmas Market

Decorating: What are Christmas Swags and How Do I Integrate Them in My Design?

Decorating: What are Christmas Swags and How Do I Integrate Them in My Design?

Posted by Hedi Schreiber on

There are many elements that can be integrated in a Christmas design. Trees, wreaths and ornaments are obvious. And then there’s Christmas swag.

If you’re like me, you probably never heard of Christmas swag until now. (Yep, I just heard about it when I was searching for topics to write this article about). But now that I know what it is, I realize I’ve seen it many times before.

And by the way, it’s not to be confused with schwag or products companies give away for free.

This article will explain what a Christmas swag is and how you can use it in your holiday décor.

What is a Christmas Swag?

A Christmas swag is best described as a cross between a wreath and a garland. It is made up of a handful of fir or spruce that’s tied together, usually with a ribbon. It hangs vertically and has a wide center and a tapered end making a triangular shape. It also usually has a hook for hanging.

Where Can You Put a Christmas Swag?

A Christmas swag is quite versatile, and it can be placed almost anywhere… on a door, on a drink trolley, on a banister, on the back of a dining room chair or on a doorknob. If you place yours outdoors, make sure it’s in a sheltered spot. It can get easily ruined by the elements.

And you don’t have to hang your Christmas swag. It can also be set on a table or used as a centerpiece on its own with other items.

Christmas Swag Looks

Christmas swags come in several diverse styles. Here are some you can choose from.

• A Scandinavian Look: You can achieve a Scandinavian look by adding frosted pinecones, and cotton balls to light artificial fir sprays

• Lush and Luxurious: For a lush look, play up the greens in your swag. Compliment the leaves with a sprinkling of eucalyptus and white berries.

• Red Berry and Pinecone: This type of swag requires pinecones, red berries and jingle bells. It’s perfect for rustic interiors.

• Flocked Teardrop: A teardrop shaped swag will have a distinct triangular shape while the flocking will provide a distinct winter wonderland theme. Play it up with bright LED lights.

• Sparkle Swag: Glitter and sparkle will bring glamour and warmth to your Christmas décor. Resist overdoing it by adding a light dusting of glitter to champagne color leaves.

Christmas swag is a terrific addition to your holiday décor. Now that you know what it is and how to use it, you are ready to get your home looking its best. How will you be integrating it into your seasonal interior design?


Read more of A Christmas Blog or Shop Now at Schmidt Christmas Market


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