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Floral cages serve as the base of the swag and can be used to decorate doorways, windows, staircases and mantles. The swag also can also be used as a centerpiece.
The cage is filled with floral foam that can be used wet for fresh materials or dry for dried materials. You can reuse the cage, but you cannot reuse the floral foam. Once the foam gets wet and then dries out, you are better off replacing it.
The cages come in different shapes and sizes and can be purchased at a craft store.
For a doorway arrangement, depending on the size of your door, you might want to use a smaller cage, especially if you’re doing a fresh arrangement. Floral foam gets very heavy when it is wet, and you don’t want to add too much weight to a doorframe.
Before you begin, put wire around the cage and twist it off on the sides so that it won’t scratch walls or doorways. This ensures that the top of the cage won’t twist off.
Decide how you want to hang your swag before you start. Put the handle facing downward for a vertical design, so that the swag is sturdier on top and can be held more easily.
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