This is outside the back door.
I was able to make swags for all my windows this year. I found the ribbon at the thrift store for 3.oo. I was planning on buying some of the garland that they had. It was 3.00 a piece. I would have had to buy quite a few and just didn't want to spend too much money so.....I went home. I was mad at myself because now I had ribbon but no garland or greenery. I was almost home...kicking myself the whole way when I happened to see something on the curb. It was a rubbermaid tub with a pole sticking out. I turned the car around...What did I find? A huge christmas tree. Jackpot. Now I had to get this huge thing in my car.
I used some old pinecones and some various evergreens that I had on hand. I was happy with the way they turned out. I figured out that I had made 6 swags for the windows, two swags for the gates for our fence, 1 on the outhouse all for under 10.00. I used the tree branches for the dining room table all over the house and I still have more in the rubbermaid tub. That must have bee a huge tree.