Create a Spring Grapevine Wreath for your home decor. With a large industrial metal monogram and some rustic burlap ribbon this wreath has that farmhouse style look that’s so popular right now. This easy and beautiful craft idea will brighten up your front door all season long!
Changing a few pieces of decor around our home is one of my favorite ways to spruce things up with each new season. I swap out a few accent pieces on our fireplace mantel for spring and hang a spring wreath above the coat rack by our front door. I also like to hang some sort of fun decor outside on a large nail by our front door. For example, during the winter I hang an oversized monogram letter Y on the nail. If you visited us in the summer, you’d find a big driftwood anchor saying hello. And of course, at Christmas it’s a traditional evergreen wreath — with a penguin… of course!
For spring, I found a really large oval shaped grapevine wreath that sort of reminded me of a large Easter egg. I thought it would tie nicely with the floral grapevine wreath I have hanging just inside the front door. I love the rustic look of burlap decor that’s so popular right now and wanted to wrap the main vine in this outdoor wreath with ribbon just like I did the one inside our house.
Adding purple or lavender hydrangeas to the Spring Grapevine Wreath also help it to coordinate with the purple and green colors in the other spring decor at our house.
I also love the look of industrial furniture and metal home decor that’s super trendy these days, so I picked a large galvanized metal “Y” to hang from the center of the Spring Grapevine Wreath. It turned out as beautifully as I hoped and really was so easy to put together.
How to Make an Easy Spring Grapevine Wreath
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Grapevines work great for spring wreaths because they sort of look like a big bird’s nest with all the twigs and branches. Grapevine wreaths are fairly cheap and easy to find at any craft store. Plus you can quickly decorate a grapevine wreath with artificial flowers, ribbons and other accents to dress it up for your home in less than an hour (not including the dry time if you’ve got to seal the galvanized metal letter like I did!).
What You Need:
- Grapevine wreath (I got this one from At Home. It’s just over 25 inches tall and 20 inches wide.)
- 1″ inch wide burlap ribbon (Mine was not wired.)
- Artificial flowers (I used purple hydrangeas from Hobby Lobby.)
- Galvanized metal monogram letter (Our letter Y is 12 inches tall.)
- Clear satin multipurpose spray paint
- Large piece of cardboard
- Wire cutter
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Wrap the ribbon around the grapevine wreath.
Grapevine wreaths are held together by one or more vines that wrap around the other vines to create a circle or in this case, an oval. For this Spring Grapevine Wreath, I wanted to really make that vine stand out. I started by lacing one end of the ribbon under the vine and then wove it around the vine repeatedly like a corkscrew. I intentionally kept the burlap ribbon loose so that the vine would still show through in parts.
When you’re done, cut the end of the ribbon with scissors and tie it to the back of the grapevine wreath. If the wreath is held together by more than one vine, you may need to wrap several different pieces of ribbon until all of the vines are covered like you see in the photo below.
2. Seal Your Galvanized Metal Letter.
The large metal “Y” I chose for this Spring Grapevine Wreath is galvanized metal. I love the industrial look of galvanized metal, but was concerned that it might start to rust outside over time. To prevent that from happening, I sprayed it with several coats of clear satin multipurpose spray paint. Make sure you spray both sides of your galvanized metal letter in a well ventilated area. I sprayed mine outside on a large piece of cardboard.
3. Attach the Galvanized Letter to the Spring Grapevine Wreath.
Once the galvanized metal letter was completely dry, I flipped it over. There were holes in the letter where you could hang it on a wall. Instead I just tied two long pieces of burlap ribbon through those holes. (If yours doesn’t have holes, you could also use hot glue to attach the ribbon.)
I tied the two pieces of ribbon to the vines at the top of the grapevine wreath in a big bow. Over time, I think the burlap bow is now a little droopy. If I were to make this wreath again, next time I would use a wired ribbon for the bow.
4. Glue flowers onto the Spring Grapevine Wreath.
Use wire cutters to clip the artificial flowers and leaves from their stems.
Next, place the leaves and flowers around the grapevine wreath to decide where you want them. Continue to move the flowers and leaves around until you like how it looks.
To attach the leaves and flowers, I started by hot gluing each leaf where I wanted it on the grapevine wreath.
Next, put hot glue on the back of each flower and press it on to the grapevine wreath. Hold the flower in place for a few seconds to give the hot glue a chance to set. Repeat with all the remaining flowers.
5. Hang and enjoy your Spring Grapevine Wreath.
Now you’ve got a beautiful Spring Grapevine Wreath to hang inside or outside your home for spring!
As I mentioned before, I have our Spring Grapevine Wreath hanging on a large nail outside our front door. I love how pretty it looks when people come over to visit!
While you’re here be sure to check out other craft projects or spring ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. Maybe you’ll love this Embroidery Hoop Spring Wreath or this tutorial for How to Paint a Terra Cotta Pots? If you enjoyed this Spring Grapevine Wreath, please share it with your friends or pin it for later:
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