I love when the seasons change…when the long, hot days of summer slowly get shorter and cooler. Fall transitions into Thanksgiving and then comes Christmas. When spring emerges after a long, cold winter it’s always such a relief to know that warmer days are ahead. I have always marked the changing seasons by hanging a new wreath on my front door…long before my blogging days even began. I try to repurpose what I have but sometimes I like to start fresh. That’s what I did with this DIY Fall Grapevine Wreath that I’m sharing today. I had the actual wreath but the rest is new. Everything was on sale too so I got a fresh look for not much money.
What you need: grapevine wreath (whatever size you prefer,) 5 1/2 inch wide burlap ribbon, one bunch long grass, one bunch berries or tiny flowers, one bunch cascading leaves (or sometimes it’s called a spray,) wire, wire cutters, scissors. I got everything at Hobby Lobby but I know you can find similar items at any craft or discount store.
First make the bow using this “how to make a perfect bow” tutorial. Attach the bow to the wreath with a long piece of wire. Separate the blades of grass and stick them into the grapevine above and below the knot of the bow.
Using your wire cutters, separate the bunch of berries/small flowers into stems. Stick half above the bow and the other half below the bow. Fluff the cascading bunch of leaves and stick the entire bunch under the bow. If the “stem” is too long, use your wire cutters to make it shorter. Make a hanger from a piece of wire and attach to back of the wreath. Alternate way to hang is to just stick a wreath hanger into several pieces of grapevine…that’s what I usually do.
I use this method a lot when I make wreaths. Begin with a bow as an anchor. Add your elements above and below the knot of the bow. The bow keeps everything tidy and I think it looks very finished. It’s pretty much a no-fail way to design a wreath.