How to Make Grapevine Wreaths With Greens

Overview

Grapevine wreaths are commonly found in most craft stores and can be used plain or decorated with greenery. Making a grapevine wreath at home is inexpensive and practically free if you use vines from your own grapes or those of someone you know. Adding greens to the wreath keeps it natural looking while adding some color. So, grab your clippers, gloves and get busy making grapevine wreaths to enhance your home decor or give away as gifts.

Step 1

Cut grapevines after the grapes have been harvested and the plant begins to go dormant, usually from September until April. Use sharp clippers and cut clear down to the ground to give yourself a long grapevine, which is easier to work with.

Step 2

Remove all the dead leaves and any grapes. Leave on the tiny, curly tendrils which will give more definition to your wreath.

Step 3

Hold the larger end of the grapevine and form a loop by wrapping it over the elbow of the arm you are using to hold the vine. Continue wrapping the grapevine around to form a wreath and secure the loose end by tucking inside the vines. If needed, use floral wire to make the wreath more secure. To form a larger wreath, add another grapevine by tucking one end into the circle of the first vine and wrapping it around as you did the first one.

Step 4

Decorate the grapevine wreath with greenery. Attach silk green leaves and ivy to the wreath with floral wire. Hang the wreath on a door or above a mantel.

Tips and Warnings

  • Use cut grapevines within a day of cutting to maintain the pliability, otherwise they will dry out and become too brittle to work with.

Things You'll Need

  • Grapevines
  • Clippers
  • Garden gloves
  • Floral wire
  • Silk greens
  • Optional-dried flowers

References

  • Save On Crafts: How To Make A Wreath
  • Mother Earth News: Grapevine Wreath
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.