Evergreen chandelier
Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden

Holiday Swags

Swags are evergreen branches tied together for hanging. It's best to use a variety of greens with different textures. Variegated boxwood, eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, variegated holly, berried holly, berried juniper, incense cedar, white pine, and Frazier fir all make good selections.

Ornamental seed heads, pinecones, and ribbons can be tied to the swag to give it a festive look. Pinecones, nuts, and seed heads can be placed along the evergreen stems by wrapping them together with floral wire. Floral tape is often used to soften the look of unsightly ends of cones or seed heads.

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