How to Refresh a Grapevine Wreath

Overview

Grapevine wreaths form the base of many decorative wreaths designed to celebrate the holidays and the change of seasons. These natural wreaths last for years while bringing a touch of nature into a house. Two or three grapevine wreaths in varying sizes makes changing your décor quick and easy, as the basic wreath remains the same. Refreshing the look of your grapevine wreath takes only a few minutes.

Step 1

Remove decorative items from the wreath by cutting or untwisting the ties that hold them in place. Some items may be tucked between the coils of the wreath and can be removed by tugging gently.

Step 2

Vacuum the grapevine wreath to remove dust and dirt. Use the brush attachment to get into cracks and crevices.

Step 3

Spray the grapevine wreath with clear varnish or fixative to highlight its natural colors. Allow the wreath to dry thoroughly in a dry, well-ventilated area. Drying time depends on the specific spray you used and the drying conditions. Refer to the can for approximate drying times.

Step 4

Select new ornaments for the grapevine wreath. Wire the ornaments to wired floral picks.

Step 5

Arrange the new ornaments on the wreath by tucking the floral pick between the coils of the wreath. Rearrange as necessary to get the look and feel you want.

Step 6

Wire a bow to a wired floral pick and add to the top of the wreath.

Step 7

Rehang the refreshed grapevine wreath.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always work in a well-ventilated area when using spray fixatives or varnish.

Things You'll Need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
  • Spray fixative
  • Ornaments/embellishments
  • Decorative bow
  • Wired wooden floral picks

References

  • Clemson University Extension: Making Wreaths
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About this Author

Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with 4 years experience in online writing and a lifetime of personal journals. She is published on various sites, including Associated Content. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.