Christmas is coming,
the geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in an old man’s hat;
If you haven’t got a penny a ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny,
God bless you.
Words of wisdom from my Dad.
I used paper wrapping ribbon to tie the greenery and bow to the sled. Above is the back side view.
Two different colored ribbons were used for this project, Since I assembled my sled previously, I created a second swag to demonstrate how I made it.
Cut two pieces of garland and double them up. Place on top of each other to make one full piece. I simply twisted them together to hold them in place.Create the bows...simple for those who already know how, but for those that don't here are a few instructions. Tip: Use wire ribbon, because it holds it's shape.
Start by making a loop.
Twist the ribbon around so the finish side ends up on top. Keep repeating this until you have as many loops as you need.
Make each layer of the loops larger as you go along.
Tie the bow to the garland with a knot in back.
Flip the garland over, shape, fluff and fan out the bows. I added bells for interest. On my sled I added pine cones. To attach the pine cones I used paper ribbon and threaded it under the pine cone's scales, then attached it to the garland.