Not Your Average Christmas Wreath {Door Decor}

I have something pretty to show you today. But I don’t know what they are “officially” called? My cousin Rachael made this for my Christmas door decor all the way from Alabama and sent it to me! She’s like a professional bow maker (to me) and she really needs to move to Texas so she can make me bows all the time. Just wait till you see what her hubby made for me a few weeks ago when they came to visit!

But back to the non-wreath. Here it is.

Door Decor

So pretty right??! So what are these things called? If you google “door hangers” that’s not it. And “red berry swag” doesn’t quite describe it either. Haha. Fill me in if you know because I like them and like how it’s something different than your regular wreath.

There’s not a full blown tutorial or anything but I think you can figure it out from the picture. Pretty much buy a piece of the nice swag berry stuff at a craft store, make a pretty bow and tie it on with floral wire, leave some ribbon hanging to run it down, then embellish with cute jingle bells. :) I love it!

I’ll show you the rest of the front porch next week. :)

Thanks for the “hard to describe what to call this pretty thing” cuz. You’re the best!

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  1. So pretty, Emily! Love it!

    I think I’d call it a swag, but who knows! Just call it gorgeous.

  2. I am thinking it would be called a swag also. It is lovely and I like the ribbon colors. Neat!!

  3. I’m not sure what to call that, but whatever it is I LOVE it! Maybe just call it “Christmas Door Decor” or “Christmas Door Hangy Ribbon Thing” lol

  4. LOVE! What cute colors, too. I would call it Christmas Door Swag, but that’s just me. ;-) I wish I knew what the ‘technical’ term was!

  5. Gina Aytman says:

    It’s beautiful! Door bling!

  6. I was going with swag till I did some investigating– A Festoon (from French feston, Italian festone, from a Late Latin festo, originally a festal garland, Latin festum, feast), is a wreath or garland, and so in architecture a conventional arrangement of flowers, foliage or fruit bound together and suspended by ribbons, either from a decorated knot, or held in the mouths of lions, or suspended across the back of bulls heads as in the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli. The motif is sometimes known as a swag when depicting fabric or linen.

    The design was largely employed both by the Ancient Greeks and Romans and formed the principal decoration of altars, friezes and panels. The ends of the ribbons are sometimes formed into bows or twisted curves; when in addition a group of foliage or flowers is suspended, it is called a drop or margent.

  7. I’d just call it door jewelry :)

  8. Oh this would be perfect on my 9 ft. high door! I don’t care what we call it! lol, my Greek here will love it!

    Now…where did you find those cute bells!? And you know what? I think it would look wonderful in different colors and themed for each month of the year! One for New Year’s, one for Valentines, one for Easter, one for Mother’s Day etc…I think you get my drift. hahahaha

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