How to Make Christmas Window Sill Swags

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We’re dressing up our window sills today with my Christmas Window Sill Swag! This simple project can enhance your holiday curb appeal in a jiff and make your home the envy of your neighbors. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Make Christmas Window Sill Swags

In today’s video, we’re making Christmas Window Sill Swags. I’m making 10 of these for my home and thought I would share my tips and tricks with you! These are approximately 30 inches long with an evergreen base. Here’s how to make your Christmas Window Sill Swag:

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How to Make Christmas Window Sill Swags:

  • Using approximately 1 yard of ribbon, run the ribbon length wise down the greenery. Stop about every 5-6 inches to pinch it and attach it with the needle ties in the greenery. This will give you two loops and ribbon tales on each end. Cut a “v” or dovetail in each end of ribbon to give it a more finished look.
  • Cut a small piece of wire to thread through the grapevine ball and attach it to the center of the swag between the two loops.
  • Remove all of the magnolia stems from the bush. For two of the stems, remove one leaf so you are left with a longer stem and two leaves. Add hot glue to the stems and put one in each end of the swag.
  • Hot glue the leaves you removed and add them in around the grapevine wreath.
  • Fill in with additional magnolia leaves wherever you like. I like to add at least one with the brown side showing for more dimension and interest.
  • Next, cut the stems from the cedar and boxwood bushes.
  • Add cedar throughout the arrangement, no rhyme or reason to it! Just keep them evenly spaced and attach using hot glue on the stems.
  • The boxwood is up next. Again, use hot glue to attach (I use a high temperate glue gun) and add throughout the swag while keeping them evenly spaced.
  • Add the wild berry stems throughout to fill in the swag using hot glue on the stems to keep it in place.
  • That’s all! Simple right? To attach it to your window, simply add a piece of ribbon to the back of the swag and shut it down in your window!

Now we’re off to the video….

Here are some pictures of the front of my home with the swags on the windows.

How to make Christmas Window Sill Swags for your exterior windows by Southern Charm Wreaths

If you’re interested in how I get jazzed up my front porch planters with evergreen and shrub clippings, you can watch my Youtube video here.

How to make Christmas Window Sill Swags for your exterior windows by Southern Charm Wreaths

Don’t the swags match perfectly with my magnolia door wreath and garland?  I teach you how to make the magnolia wreath in my December issue of Wreath Making of the Month Club.

How to make Christmas Window Sill Swags for your exterior windows by Southern Charm Wreaths

How to make Christmas Window Sill Swags for your exterior windows by Southern Charm Wreaths

Remember, the greenery and decor I used are just ideas! You can use whatever colors go best with your holiday decor. I would love to see pictures of your project when it’s done. Please also comment below and tell me if you like this project so that I know to keep making more tutorials like this. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family!

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  1. Kathie Roque on December 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!

  2. Lisa on December 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    What a marvelous idea, just stunning..

  3. Mary Slade Pollock on December 16, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Great tutorial! You have such Wonderful
    Ideas! And I love your home. It’s stunning’

  4. Debbie B on November 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I have an old artificial tree that we pulled apart (no longer usable as a tree) and would be great to use for this project.

  5. Tonya on November 26, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    These are so beautiful! Do you mind telling us where you found the swags? Thanks!

    • test2 Siomacco on November 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Wholesale from Sims

  6. Eileen on April 5, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    How about something like this for the summer
    I live in an apartment & I can’t have a window box
    I would love a beautiful summer one

    • Julie Siomacco on April 12, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Love the idea!

  7. L. Jimerson on December 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    So beautiful!Thinking of doing these for outdoor along window base with matching garland on porch railings and side balcony railing.

    But stupid question: I have a huge pine cone tree hanging over yard and car. Pine cones everywhere. Can you use real pine for the greenery? Keep it alive 21 days? I hate to spend $100’s when Nature drops tons daily!

    My Som and I lost everything to toxic mold. He is 8 with autism and still believes so I want to make it special. We live in Franklin TN and the houses and decor are beautiful. They have professional outdoor decorators for thousands. But Hobby Lobby has the decorated strip half off of $90. One family? Bought 30! For one house.

    We rent a condo- duplex old fashioned style. But our attached neighbors? It is design war! We have a bay window downstairs and two small windows upstairs. Doing Victorian Wreaths with ribbon and the KED candlesticks. Outdoor decor though- rest looks like a foreclosure! If I can use the real greenery and keep it alive long enough to get through the holiday, this is amazing! (I have the perfect house design and window for the huge Christmas Story Leg Lamp. But did not want to make the attached neighbors offended.)

  8. JennJenn on November 17, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Can you tell me how you attached them?> Ive been doing wreaths for years and know how to attach those but now sure how to keep the swag secured and also not droop on sides!

    • Julie Siomacco on November 20, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Attach a string to the back. Open the window, place the swags, close the window holding the string or ribbon inside.

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