Directions for Grapevine Wreaths


Grapevine wreaths are a good choice when decorating your home because of the durability and long lasting quality. While available for purchase at any local craft store, making your own grapevine wreaths is virtually free if you grow your own grapes or know of someone willing to let you have their grapevines once the plant goes dormant. When used immediately, grapevines are very flexible and easy to work with, and can be made into either square or circular shapes.

Step 1

Cut grapevines with clippers once the grapes have been harvested and the plant begins to go dormant. Cut the grapevines as long as possible, cutting clear down to the ground. Remove any dead or dried leaves and grapes, while leaving the curly tendrils intact.

Step 2

Place wooden stakes in the ground to form a square. It does not have to be perfectly square, but if you want to, use a carpenter's square and string to measure off the corners. Keep the square on the small side, such as 12-inches by 12-inches, since the size of the wreath will get bigger as you wrap the grapevines around.

Step 3

Wrap a freshly cut grapevine around the stakes by holding one end of a vine against one stake and then wrapping the vine around all the stakes. Continue wrapping the vine until it is all used up.

Step 4

Secure the end of the vine by pushing through the other vines. Use twine or string if needed to firmly secure together.

Step 5

Lay the grapevine wreath outside in a sunny location to dry for about three to four days. Decorate the wreath if desired with dried or silk flowers, greenery and/or ribbon.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid letting cut grapevines dry out or they will become too brittle to use. Do not let the grapevine wreath get wet while drying.

Things You'll Need

  • Stakes
  • Grapevines
  • Clippers
  • Gardening gloves
  • Twine


  • Sonoma County Master Gardeners: Wine Country Wreaths
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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.