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How to Make a Valentine Grapevine Wreath

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Overview

Valentine's Day is celebrated by lovers with chocolate, champagne, dinners and flowers. Turn this year's celebration into something the whole family can enjoy. Create a special dinner menu with favorite foods. Decorate the table with red plates and white doilies. Create a grapevine wreath to use as the centerpiece or to hang on your front door to welcome visitors.

Step 1

Place the heart-shaped stencil on the paper plates and draw around it. Cut out the hearts.

Step 2

Place the heart-shaped stencil on the paper doilies and draw around it. Cut out the hearts from the doily on the inside of the lines. That way the doily heart will be slightly smaller than the paper plate hearts.

Step 3

Glue the doily heart to some of the paper plate hearts. Leave some plain.

Step 4

Cut a few of the pink hearts 1/2-inch smaller than the red hearts. Glue these pink hearts on the red hearts. You should now have an assortment of plain red hearts, plain pink hearts, pink and red hearts, doily covered red hearts and doily covered pink hearts.

Step 5

Untwist the paper ribbon. Glue one end to the back of the wreath. Wrap the wreath in the ribbon leaving about 8 inches between each wrap. Do not cover the entire wreath in ribbon. Glue the end to the back of the wreath. Glue the bow to the bottom front of the wreath.

Step 6

Hot glue the hearts to the grapevine wreath with just a dab of hot glue. You can remove the hearts after Valentine's Day and keep using the wreath through spring.

Step 7

Gather three roses, three sprigs of gypsophila and one sprig of eucalyptus leaves to make mini-bouquets. Cut the stems to 3 inches. Wrap the stems in floral tape, twisting the tape and pulling gently as you twist.

Step 8

Glue the bouquets to the wreath by inserting the wrapped stems into the vine and then securing with hot glue.

Tips and Warnings

  • Keep a glass of ice water nearby to dip burnt fingers when using the glue gun.

Things You'll Need

  • Red and pink paper plates
  • White glue
  • White doilies
  • Heart-shaped stencil
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Red twisted paper ribbon and bow
  • Dried pink and white roses
  • Dried gypsophila
  • Dried eucalyptus leaves
  • Floral tape

References

  • "Creative Floral Arranging: How to Decorate with Fresh, Dried & Silk Flowers"; The Editors of Creative Publishing; 1998
Keywords: constructing heart wreath, Valentine Day wreath, Valentine day heart

About this Author

Katie Rosehill holds an MBA from Arizona State University. She began her writing career soon after college and has written website content and e-books. Her articles have appeared on GardenGuides.com, eHow, and GolfLinks. Favorite topics include personal finance - that MBA does come in handy sometimes - weddings and gardening.