After Christmas can be such a strange time to decorate for. I haven’t found a lot of winter home decor tutorials on Pinterest either. It’s time for that to change! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for making a beautiful winter grapevine wreath that you can use on your wall or door until it’s time to break out the spring decor. Make sure to come back tomorrow for a tutorial for making faux snowballs and icicle pinecones to go in a lighted winter centerpiece.
To make a winter grapevine wreath you need:
- grapevine wreath form
- greenery stems
- icicle stems
- winter picks
- 2.5″ wired ribbon for a bow
- I also used 3 glitter ornaments in pink. If you use ornaments for your winter wreath (not a Christmas wreath) be sure to stay away from Christmas-y colored ones!
- pipe cleaners
Prepare the Wreath Form
I used a wreath form that I had used before for a nautical wreath. Instead of buying a new form (putting on makeup, driving to the store, ugh), I removed the items I added before and reused the same one. I had painted that original wreath white. It fit the theme of winter, so I rolled with it. You can see it before I added the picks in the above picture. If you’d like to paint yours white, do that first. Leaving it brown is ok as well.
Add Picks to the Form
It’s so easy to add items to a grapevine wreath. You can slide the picks under the vines that make up the form. When I added my picks, I didn’t think it looked okay at all to just shove an entire branch in. The best way to do it is to cut each stem free from the branch and add them individually.
There are several ways to set up your wreath. You can add the stems all on one side of the bow or arrange them extending from the top and bottom of the bow. Another option is to add the bow to the top or bottom with the stems extending from each side of it. For my wreath, I added my bow toward the bottom left with the stems extending from the top and bottom of it.
Begin adding the stems, alternating adding them at the top and bottom. Leave a space in the middle for the bow or whatever else you want to add.
Keep adding stems until you’re happy with what you have.
Make & Add a Bow
Now you can make your bow. If you need a bow tutorial, you can check out this one, which is extremely easy for those who have trouble holding on to and creating a lot of loops. This bow tutorial is also very easy, and it’s the one I used on this wreath.
When you secure your bow with floral wire or a pipe cleaner, leave it long so that you can secure it to the wreath. In my case I used a pipe cleaner and wrapped it around one of the thicker vines in lieu of wrapping it around the whole wreath. You would be able to see that.
When the bow is secure, straighten the loops and move the tails to where you’d like them to fall.
Add Other Embellishments to the Winter Grapevine Wreath
Once everything on the wreath is situated, it’s time to add the finishing touches. On my wreath I added three pink glitter ball ornaments. Place hot glue on the part of the ornament where the hook goes, or use a pipe cleaner, and press it on the wreath. I added my ornaments just above the bow in a little cluster.
Your winter grapevine wreath is complete!
That’s it! Grapevine wreaths are so easy to decorate and even to update throughout the seasons. Here’s my winter wreath (don’t worry, I’ll update this post with a better picture when I have light in the morning, ha!).
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that it helps you know how to add a little winter decor to your home. I would love for you to follow me on social media using the buttons in the sidebar and share this post using the buttons at the end of the post. Make sure you don’t miss any new posts by entering your email address below. You’ll get an email when I add a new tutorial, free printable, or any other great posts!
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