Black & White Winter Lantern Swag

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Learn how to create this gorgeous black & white winter lantern swag made with glittery winter sprays, textured greenery, and tiny green berries. 

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Black & white winter lantern swag

If you’re looking for a chic design to carry you through winter, this black & white lantern swag is just the thing. 

Its frosty greenery and bold black & white ribbon are both gorgeous ways to celebrate the winter season without any holiday influence. 

Discover how to make this simple lantern topper for a bit of natural beauty wherever you place it!

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Supplies for this project

You’ll need: 

  • Matte black lantern
  • Glittery winter sprays 
  • Winter greenery
    • Glittery maidenhair fern
    • Green berries
  • White floral sprays
  • Silk wired ribbon
    • White and black swirls
  • Hot glue 
  • Clippers
  • Zip ties
  • Rustic wire
  • Wooden floral picks 
  • Florist wire

How to make a black & white winter lantern swag

1. Prep your winter picks

To begin, measure your winter picks to make sure the length will suit the lantern. 

Then, attach the sprays by their stems, leaving about the width of your fist in between where the leaves begin. 

Use two zip ties for a secure hold!

2. Create your bow

Next, create your bow.

Measure a 16” ribbon tail, pinch, and pleat, then 12” for a 6” loop, pinch, pleat, and twist. Repeat for a total of four loops. 

Then, measure 11” for a 5.5” loop, repeating for two loops. Finally, measure 10” for a 5” loop, repeating for a total of four loops. 

Secure the center with florist wire, pulling tight to secure. 

3. Attach your elements

Wrap the florist wire from your bow around the center of your attached sprays, securing it in between them.  

Use a bit of rustic wire to wrap under the bow, wrapping it around a couple of times, then bringing it to the back to twist and secure. 

Flip your sprays over and trim any twig ends, then use the rustic wire to attach the sprays vertically to the top of the lantern. 

4. Fill in with greenery

Fill in the sides of the sprays with small sprigs of greenery, gluing to the spray or bow, never the lantern. 

Then, begin adding pieces of maidenhair fern evenly throughout the swag, using hot glue to secure them. You can always use a bit of binding wire for extra hold.

5. Add winter florals

For a bright pop of winter beauty, add white flowers around the bow using hot glue, keeping your established line in mind. 

6. Finishing touches on your black & white winter lantern swag

Now, for the finishing touches!

Add small clippings of green berries throughout and fill in any holes with extra clippings of greenery. 

You can also add a couple of extra ribbon streamers to help move the eye, one on top of the bow and the other on the bottom. Use florist picks to secure. 

And with that, your black & white lantern swag is ready to display!

Watch the video: How to make a black & white winter lantern swag

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  1. Kristin Colburn on February 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this! Thank you Laurie Anne!

  2. Shellie Kraft on February 29, 2024 at 10:29 pm


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