From the dictionary: “swag – a decorative garland or chain of flowers, foliage, or fruit fastened so as to hang in a drooping curve.”
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- Rattail cord or 1/8 inch satin ribbon or tinsel cord
- Plastic Christmas ball ornaments, 2 inches or larger
- Command hooks
Instructions Christmas garland
To make it easier to string the balls, wrap a piece of tape around one end of the cord, making it like the end of a shoestring. Tie the other end of the cord to an object to keep the balls from falling off, such as mixing spoon. (My hack: I don’t cut the cord, I just use the spool as my stop. This way, if I decide I need it longer or shorter, I haven’t cut the cord.)
Start inserting the cord through the hanger on each ball. The balls will end up making kind of a spiral, so if you have multicolors, you may want to put the balls on in a pattern of threes. After stringing a few balls, move them around so they are nesting together.
Attach hooks where you want to hang your Christmas garland. If you have a large mirror and can reach the back for the hooks, the garland would look very pretty draped across the front.
- History of Christmas trees from Why Christmas
- History of glass ornaments from Christmas Days