Mardi Gras Door Swag with Coach Laurie Anne

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Y’all are going to love this bright and festive Mardi Gras door swag from Coach Laurie Anne. It’s glittery, full, and nothing short of extra! Craft your own for a colorful greeting throughout the Mardi Gras season. 

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Deco mesh Mardi Gras door swag

I am no stranger to “extra” designs – and this Mardi Gras door swag definitely qualifies!

I’ve decked out this teardrop swag with tons of festive pop of color, from purple deco mesh to gold fern Mardi Gras picks. 

This design is over the top and full of texture. Best of all, you can continue to add to this swag to make it as brilliant and bright as you’d like!

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Supplies for this project

You’ll need: 

  • 10” Mardi Gras sign
  • 24” White pine teardrop swag
  • Silk ribbon
    • 1 ½” Purple and gold diamonds
    • 2 ½” Tri-colored stripe
    • 2 ½” Purple and gold floral
    • 1 ½” Green
  • Mardi Gras picks
    • Gold fern 
    • Multi-color swirly picks
    • Multi-color ball picks
  • Purple deco mesh 
  • Hot glue
  • Wire cutters
  • Florist wire

How to make a Mardi Gras door swag

1. Add deco mesh

First, we’re going to fill our base with deco mesh. 

Measure 18” pieces of mesh. Take one, roll the ends in, pinch the center, and tie it to an outer swag branch. 

Work from top to bottom down one side of the swag, then repeat on the opposite side. 

2. Attach the Mardi Gras sign

For the sign, use florist wire to loop through a hole in the top and bottom of the sign. Then, tie both wires down tightly to the swag, slightly off-center in the middle of the teardrop. 

Use a metal beading hole punch if there aren’t already holes in your sign. 

3. Make your bows

We’re making two gorgeous bows for this design. 

Start by measuring a streamer of your striped ribbon, pinch, and pleat. Then measure 14” for a 7” loop, pinch, pleat, and twist. Repeat for a total of three loops, then trim the tail. 

Repeat these steps with your purple floral ribbon on top of this base. 

Finally, repeat these steps for the diamond ribbon, this time measuring 12” for 6” loops. 

Secure the center with florist wire and pull tightly to secure. Then, attach to the top of your teardrop swag using this wire. 

For the smaller bow, cut a long streamer of the striped ribbon, then measure 12” for a 6” loop. Trim a shorter tail, then repeat these steps for your floral and diamond-patterned ribbons. 

Secure the center with a florist wire and attach it to the bottom of your swag. 

4. Add festive extras

Add green ribbon streamers with dovetailed ends evenly throughout the outer edge of your swag, twisting into the pine needle ties. 

Then, start incorporating gold fern picks around the outer edge, securing them with hot glue. 

Repeat this process with your multi-colored swirly picks and ball picks. 

5. Finish your Mardi Gras door swag

Now for the finishing touches!

Add a couple of extra ribbon loops throughout, include optional streamers at the bottom, dovetail ribbon ends, and voila – you’ve completed your Mardi Gras door swag!

Watch the video: How to make a Mardi Gras door swag

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