11.02.2011

Fall Decor Tutorial: Simple Silk Flower Grapevine Wreath



I love the look of a nice fall or winter wreath, hanging from the door, or on the wall. BUT, they are so expensive! So, I opted to create my own simple grapevine wreath all for about $7. Sure beats the $35 they want for them in the store!


I have to admit that I wish I could show you how cute this is on our front screen... but, with 60 MPH winds outside, I didn't want to take the chances of letting this cutie take a ride and end up down the street somewhere. So, instead I opted for some indoor pictures. Maybe if it's not such a blustery day tomorrow I will get a pic or two to add to this post. ☺

Here's how I did it.


• 8-10" grapevine wreath $2 (with 40% off coupon)
• large bunch of silk flowers $2.50 (on sale - 50% off)
• spool of fancy ribbon $2
• glue gun and glue sticks (already had)

Start by trimming the flowers off the bunch it comes on. I find that wire cutters work really well. If you don't have a pair, they are totally worth the investment!  Leave yourself some stem on there {3-4 inches} that you can cut to size as you put it together. Once you have all your flowers cut, it is time to decide on a layout for your wreath.


Then remove them and glue them back in place starting with the pieces that are in the back first. Trim your stems to the size you want them. Then add a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the stem and poke it into the wreath gluing it in place.


Then add the next piece. {Generally you start from the top of your design and work your way down.} With the next pieces you will have about a 2 second window to adjust the placement once the glue is on the stem. So, before you put the glue on, double check you KNOW EXACTLY where that piece will be placed.


Feel free to glue a couple of the loose leaves to fill in your design as you wish.


Now that your wreath is done, grab your ribbon, thread one end through the center of your wreath and take your wreath and your ribbon spool to the spot you will be hanging your wreath. Adjust the length of your ribbon to give you the right height of your wreath.

Then, step back and enjoy it! {If you are more talented than I am you can tie a cute bow on the top.... I tried, and tried, and tried again until finally giving up. I may ask for one of those perfect bow tier things for Christmas!}




Change up the flowers to create a Christmas, Valentine's Day, everyday wreath! Make a few and give them as Christmas gifts this year! Who doesn't LOVE adding to their home decor?!?!

What/who would you create a wreath for?

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4 comments:

  1. These wreaths are so simple, yet very tasteful and would make a wonderful gift!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Very cute! I saw this link on tip junkie.

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  3. this is so cute thanks for posting it

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  4. I was looking for a wreath and than thought about trying diy. This one is cute and my front door is small. Can make it to fit just right! Thanks for the idea!

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