We’re sharing how to make a summer grapevine wreath today!
The days leading up to a vacation can be hectic, can’t they?
We’ve gone to the cabin so many times you’d think we’d be running like a well-oiled machine by now.
But nearly every trip, we’re trying to finish up work and family commitments right up to the very. last. minute.
In my head, I know the most logical thing to do is to make a *manageable* list, check it twice, and then breathe a sigh of relief as we close the front door and head down the driveway giddy with excitement.
You know what’s really on my mind though?
How we clean we left the house!
A Small Shift Leads to Success…
Several years ago, I realized I was super grumpy when we returned home from vacation and the house had been left a total disaster.
This was mostly thanks to last-minute packing challenges and not being as intentional with our time as we could have been.
From that moment forward, we started making a clean house part of our vacation prep.
I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about walking into a clean home after a long drive that extends the blissful feeling of vacation for weeks.
This year I decided to extend that blissful feeling to the outside of our house too.
Given our front door was one of the last things we saw before we left the house and one of the first things we saw when we arrived, I decided to create a summer grapevine wreath to welcome us home.
This summer grapevine wreath could not be easier to make. It’s relatively budget-friendly and I’ll share several time-saving tips I learned along the way too.
Here’s a look at how to make a summer grapevine wreath…
Summer Grapevine Wreath Supplies:
- Grapevine Wreath
- Summer Inspired Floral or Greenery Garland (we found this one on sale at Joann’s)
- 3-5 Greenery Picks (depending on the size of your wreath)
- 3-6 Floral Picks (depending on the size of your wreath and how full you want it to be)
- Floral Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Ribbon, optional (we didn’t use a wreath this time but usually do)
Summer Grapevine Wreath Steps:
If you’re using an old grapevine wreath form (we try to use the same form from season to season) make sure your wreath is free from dirt and debris.
Carefully, lay your floral garland on top of your grapevine wreath.
You can wrap the garland completely around the wreath form for a quick and easy summer grapevine wreath hack.
Or you can fold the floral garland in half and secure it to one side of your grapevine wreath for a more asymmetrical look.
I’ll share both summer grapevine wreath ideas below.
Carefully, weave your floral wire in between the branches of the garland and the grapevine wreath to help secure the garland to the wreath.
I usually tuck the floral wire under a flower or pieces of greenery to help keep it hidden. As always, use caution and care as the floral wire and cutters will be sharp.
Once you’re finished securing the garland to the wreath, hang it up to see if you like what you have created or if you want to add a few more greenery and floral picks.
One Wreath Two Ways…
Here is how the summer grapevine wreath looks with just the floral garland. Not bad at all!
We like to keep our wreaths pretty full given our porch spans a good portion of the front of our house.
So, to keep everything to scale, I decided to add 4 additional greenery picks and 5 floral picks.
Floral picks are super easy to work with because they’re so budget-friendly.
Bonus, you can use them on summer grapevine wreaths like this one, centerpieces, or vignettes around the house all season long.
While I don’t think I’ll ever be fully ready to come home from the cabin, I’m thankful for all the extra time we spend being intentional before we leave.
It’s such a special way to be welcomed home.
Plus, it gives me something to look forward to – creating a warm and inviting summer porch!