Today, we’re sharing a simple tutorial on how to make a fall grapevine wreath. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to create a fall wreath for our front door. I was a bit nervous at first, but I learned a lot along the way, and I can’t wait to try it again!
Storing Seasonal Décor
Some of you may remember, I worked for several weeks over the summer to get our garage in shape. It was so bad in there, you guys, SO BAD!
I literally went through every drawer, cabinet and bin in our garage getting rid of or donating hundreds of items we never used. Of course, it took a while but I’m so thankful we stuck with it!
Even though storage is at a premium in this tiny island cottage, we had amassed quite a bit of seasonal décor that was stuffed in boxes and bins.
While we try to reuse our fall and holiday decorations year after year, I never thought about using a grapevine wreath from one season to the next. That is, until I saw the grapevine wreath my sweet friend Christy from Our Southern Home shared for our Transitioning From Summer to Fall Blog Hop!
The minute I saw how versatile her grapevine wreath was, I knew it could potentially help save us from buying a new wreath for the front door season after season.
A few weeks ago, Joann’s was having a big Fall décor sale, so I scooped up a grapevine wreath of my own determined to learn how to make a fall grapevine wreath.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know to make a fall grapevine wreath too…
Fall Grapevine Wreath Supplies:
- Grapevine Wreath (this one is 24 inches)
- Floral Picks
- Bow and/or Ribbon (we bought the big burlap bow at Dollar General and the plaid ribbon is from Hobby Lobby)
- Floral Wire
- Wire Cutters
Fall Grapevine Wreath Steps:
Begin by gathering your supplies. If you’re using multiple floral picks, start by getting a general idea of how you want to arrange them on your wreath. It’s helpful to know where you’re going to place your bow before starting to this project too. That way, you’ll know how much space you want to leave in between the floral picks.
After you have a general idea of the kind of fall grapevine wreath you want to create, cut a piece of floral wire with wire cutters. Be sure to use caution and care as wire cutters will be sharp.
Wrap the floral wire around the stem of the floral pick several times.
Then twist the tail of the leftover floral wire together. You’ll want to make sure the “floral wire tail” becomes one wire. If not, the wire can separate and make it difficult to thread (see the next step.)
Once you have your floral pick in place, gently weave the floral wire through the grapevine wreath. Wrap it around a piece of grapevine to secure it in place.
Continue to “twist, tie and tuck” with floral wire until your greenery and floral picks are secure and in place.
I layered the floral picks one at a time, starting with the greenery.
After our all the floral picks had been secured on the Fall grapevine wreath,
I carefully added the bows!
On a side note, I kept the bows with me while I was working just to be sure I was leaving a large enough gap to accommodate them between the floral picks.
Displaying a Fall Wreath
This entire wreath took about 30 minutes to create and since I was able to get most of the supplies on sale, it cost around $25.
Given this is the first time I’ve ever made a wreath, I was super nervous when I hung it on the door for the first time. In fact, I walked in and out a couple of times just to make sure everything stayed in place. I’m happy to report it did ?
We love this wreath because it was really easy to make, it was inexpensive, and it will be versatile enough to reuse throughout the year. No matter what the season!
Hopefully, the days of walking a narrow path from the laundry room door to the garage door filled with seasonal clutter and lack of organization are over!
We’re almost finished with our Fall front porch which is really exciting. It’s one of our favorite places to decorate for the season. Especially now that we’ve added this fall grapevine wreath to our Fall Wreaths and Autumn Inspired Door Décor. You can take a peek at last year’s Fall Porch Décor here, in case you missed it!