How to Use a Grapevine Wreath & Dried Flowers

Overview

Grapevine wreaths form the base of a variety of wreaths. Allowing their natural beauty to show between flowers or other embellishments adds to the charm of the display. When made with dried flowers, the grapevine base serves as a natural backdrop, enhancing natural elements with its clean, clear lines and deep wood hues. Making your own dried flower wreath with a grapevine base allows you to personalize your wreath to match the décor of the room.

Step 1

Select dried flowers that complement the color and design elements of your room. Delicate dried roses and baby’s breath add a touch of romance to the bedroom. Pastel colors induce relaxation and create a calming atmosphere, while bright yellows and reds add excitement. Consider the overall mood you wish to enhance when selecting dried flowers for your wreath.

Step 2

Cut dried flowers into 3- to 4-inch sections. Bundle in groups of three or five stems. Wire the stems to a wooden floral pick. Check that stems are secure and do not pull free easily.

Step 3

Insert the floral picks into the grapevine wreath to create the look and feel you desire. Place floral picks close together to create a full wreath, or space evenly around the wreath at intervals if you prefer to focus on the natural beauty of the grapevines.

Step 4

Spray the finished wreath with clear fixative to preserve the flowers and enhance colors.

Step 5

Add a decorative bow by wiring it to a floral pick and inserting it into the wreath at the desired location.

Things You'll Need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Dried flowers
  • Wired wooden floral picks
  • Spray fixative
  • Decorative bow

References

  • Clemson University Extension: Making Wreaths

Who Can Help

  • Texas A&M Extension: Drying Flowers
Keywords: dried flower wreath, grapevine wreath, make wreath

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.