How to Make a Silk Flower Swag.

Silk Flowers and Supplies

Assorted Silk Flowers, wire cutter & floral tape.
Assorted Silk Flowers, wire cutter & floral tape. | Source
Tie Largest Flowers together with twine.
Tie Largest Flowers together with twine. | Source
Put the heads of the white flowers together, tie together then tie to the Step One. This is a good time to wrap all the mechanics with floral tape.
Put the heads of the white flowers together, tie together then tie to the Step One. This is a good time to wrap all the mechanics with floral tape. | Source
Wire the Silk Hydrangeas to the center of the swag.
Wire the Silk Hydrangeas to the center of the swag. | Source
Make two-four small wire loops on the back side of the swag, and hang on two-four nails on the wall.
Make two-four small wire loops on the back side of the swag, and hang on two-four nails on the wall. | Source
Add a bow to the bottom of the swag before you hang it. (Optional)
Add a bow to the bottom of the swag before you hang it. (Optional) | Source

Silk Flower Swag.

When Only a Swag will do...

Some wall space looks great with a large Framed Picture. Then there is always a place for Large Over Sized Silk Floral Swags. A little over a year ago I actually used these silk flowers in another swag that was in the same place. The only other thing I used was some dried flowers. Don't use dried flowers if you live in a Southern State. Just at the change of the season the dried flowers got moldy! So I had to take the swag apart. I also had to clean the silk flowers in hot soapy water and spread them out to dry. After a few days I put them away for a while. OK, it was for more than a few days... yes it was for a little more than a year.

We change things up every few years. Many times we look around the house and change positions for the art work that we've purchased over the years. Today, I decided to go back to the silk flowers to see how I could fit them together for the new and improved swag.

I hope my instructions make sense. I'll try to make them clear.

1. Lay out your Silk flowers and supplies that you'll be needing to put it all together.

2. Decide on your color pattern. Remember to break up same color lots with contrasting colors to make your wreath or swag pop!

3. Wire and tape your project together. I use twine, wire, floral tape and even yarn to secure the swag together.

4. After each step (shown in the pictures) tug a little at each step to be sure your flowers are secure. If not, tie on more twine, yarn or floral wire. Then wrap all the mechanics with floral tape.

5. When all is secure and you are happy with how the swag will hang on the wall then add wire or yarn loops, close to the back of your wreath or swag.

6. Put two to four nails in the wall and hook your loops onto the nails. Enjoy your swag!

Until we meet again... Francesca27

More by this Author


Comments 15 comments

souleru profile image

souleru 5 years ago

This is great! Your house must be beautiful all year round


jbhearn95 5 years ago

Thanks for the instructions!


NTR57 5 years ago

This looks beautiful. Your pictures and instructions make it seem like anyone can do it!


mseptim 5 years ago

Your ideas are excellent. We appreciate the beautiful pictures of your flower arrangements.

Sorry we have to go now. Its our time for family Bible study.


WandasHomePlace profile image

WandasHomePlace 5 years ago

Looks beautiful. I love the colors. You are so creative. Thanks.


gidget911 5 years ago

This is an excellent craft. Looks pretty.


chonett 5 years ago

I like this project! This is easy,practical and very innovative.

Thanks!


Francesca27 profile image

Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page Author

Yes, Chonett, it is easy and rewarding to pull together something in your favorite colors. Give it a try and let me know how you do.


annamaria123 5 years ago

That's a beautiful swag! Good taste! Thanks!


ajthesmeagol 5 years ago

Thanks for telling me what a swag is.


Gibbsgirl 5 years ago

You make it look so easy! The colors you used are my favorites. Some time ago, I made a wreath of dried eucalyptus. I used the usual green, wine and blue colors. The wreath turned out pretty but left a stain on the wall. I agree with you when you say don't use dried flowers in the South. Thanks Francesca!


cmgilson 5 years ago

Your swag is beautiful. Thanks for the easy instruction. I love to make flower crafts. I will have to try out your idea.


Francesca27 profile image

Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page Author

Thank you cmgilson. I hope your arrangement comes out beautiful. Contrasting colors work well. So just embellish your favorite silk flower colors and you will smile when you look at your finished swag... every time!


saif113sb profile image

saif113sb 3 years ago

Nice and informative hub.

Thanks


Francesca27 profile image

Francesca27 3 years ago from Hub Page Author

I've just read your hub on the flower boxes. Loved it!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working