This Christmas swag (a garland that is hung for decoration) made with stems of mistletoe and ivy can be used to festoon mantelpieces, doorways and sideboards.
Mistletoe can be found growing on a number of trees, including hawthorn, poplar, apple, lime and conifers. Keep an eye out for the characteristic globes of evergreen foliage, which should be easier to spot in autumn and winter when deciduous trees have dropped their leaves.
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Follow these simple steps to create your own Christmassy mistletoe swag.
You will need
- Mistletoe stems with berries
- Long lengths of ivy
- Green florist wire, 0.46mm/26swg diameter
- Pieces of red and white gingham ribbon, 50cm long x 0.5cm wide
- Twisted twine, 1.7m long x 0.5cm wide