DIY Tutorial.. a Christmas Ornament Swag for your Lantern

Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

I have gotten quite a bit done around our home, and one of the projects I tackled was to make
a Christmas Bulb swag for my large lantern.

Lanterns are such a beautiful decorative piece, and can go with so many decorating styles...
and it is so simple to add a little something extra to for the season, or a holiday.
From tying a bow around the top, to adding a swag.. :0)

First I gathered up some Christmas ornaments, wire cutter/pliers, wire, hot glue gun, ribbon, and greenery. 
(You could also use a heavy duty string instead of wire, such as twine etc.)

I cut a large loop for the swag out of my craft wire..

Before adding the ornaments.. you will want to place a tiny bit of hot glue to keep the tops on them.

Then simply string whatever ornaments you would like..

Gather up the wire, so the bulbs all cluster up towards the bottom.

Then twist the wire fairly taught with your pliers...

Then I simply added a piece of greenery and ribbon..

And placed it on my lantern.  
You can use extra ribbon to tie it onto your lantern if you'd rather not use the wire.
(just simply cut the wire short and bend it so it doesn't stick out/scratch it)

Here it is on my lantern.


Adds a nice decorative touch and you can make it as big or small as you'd like by adding more or less ornaments, adding in more ribbon, greenery etc..

Hope you have a great day.

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Its overflowing Christmas Party 2013


  1. Love the looks very festive. I love your snowmen even more....I collect them and their little faces make my so happy. I love the bucket hat on the one...too cute! Have a blessed week...and I sent out exchange partner names earlier! :)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. Oh I love this idea. How beautiful is this and your vignette is stunning. Don't forget to link up to my Holiday Baking Party on the 20th Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Great idea, I have a lantern I'd thought about decorating for the holidays, thanks for the tutorial. Saw your link at The Pin Junkie.


    1. Thank you Mary, so glad you stopped by.
      Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.


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