How to Create Country Wreaths

Overview

When making country-style wreaths for your home, use items that have a natural, outdoor feel, such as dried apples, sprigs of berries, moss and grapevines. Making your own wreaths at home is less expensive than store-bought ones and allows you to create the exact look you want for your country home, combining items from the craft store and from nature.

Step 1

Select the size of grapevine wreath that will best fit the area you are decorating. A typical size is about 10 to 12 inches. Lay the wreath on a work table.

Step 2

Glue a small amount of craft moss over the front of the wreath. The moss adds definition to the wreath.

Step 3

Select dried apples and glue around the wreath using a hot glue gun. Arrange the apples into groups of two to three and overlap the apple slices when gluing to the grapevine wreath.

Step 4

Place small sprigs of artificial berries in between the apples. Arrange as you like, then glue in place.

Step 5

Cut about six, 24-inch lengths of raffia ribbon. Holding all the pieces together, tie into a bow, leaving the ends hanging down about 6 inches long. Hot glue the bow onto the top of the wreath.

Step 6

Cut a 6-inch length of floral wire. Thread the loose ends through the back of the wreath, creating a loop. Twist the loose ends together to secure. Hang the wreath by the wire loop.

Things You'll Need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Dried apples
  • Berries
  • Hot glue gun
  • Raffia
  • Floral wire

References

  • Craft Elf: Craft A 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.