Who’s ready for a super sweet project y’all? Today I’m showing you how to make a colorful beary sweet grapevine wreath. I’m playing with jelly ribbon and an adorable sign and the results are adorable!
I’m loving this wreath design y’all. The Beary sweet sign means that it would work great for Valentine’s day. You could also use it for every day decor too though. Especially if you mix in more ribbon colors that match the sign. However you decide to use this wreath it’s sure to be a hit! You may even want to keep a bowl of gummie bears by the door to welcome your guests! Who wouldn’t love that?
Colorful Beary Sweet Grapevine Wreath
Makers who are just getting started in their businesses often struggle with figuring out what season they should be crafting for and when. To people on the outside it often looks like we makers are trying to rush the coming seasons. Actually we celebrate and enjoy them when everyone else does but, in order to be successful in our businesses we have to have our seasonal products available before people start shopping for them. This beary sweet grapevine wreath is a perfect project to help you get a jump on the next season!
Basically, at the same time that we are working on Christmas creations, we should also be thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras. Think about it, you don’t want to give someone a Christmas wreath as a gift on Christmas because they won’t be able to use it until the following year. Instead, people will want to gift wreaths for the next season or the recipients favorite holiday. For example, here in Louisiana Mardi Gras wreaths are very popular Christmas gifts. We have to be ready to give our customers what they want!
So the moral of the story y’all is that we should always have products available for every season. And, for the big ones like Christmas, we need to have our full line up ready to go by early fall. If you want detailed advice on how to plan your craft calendar, we have a whole post on that for you! My best advice: work at a steady pace and always stay a season or two ahead!
Jelly Ribbon Bow
- Start by measuring 72" of each of the jelly ribbons.
- Next, grab your first color of jelly ribbon and your EZ Bow Maker. Measure a 10" tail then twist the ribbon and add it to the bow maker. Now make 2 5.5" loops and then another 10" tail.
- Repeat this process with the next two jelly ribbon colors, making the loops smaller with each one.
- Next, use the remaining jelly ribbon to add tails to your bow.
- Finally, take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
Colorful Beary Sweet Grapevine Wreath
- Start by attaching 4 mounting squares to the corners of your sign. Use rapid fuse glue to do this. Then, attach one pipe cleaner to each mounting square. Next, use the pipe cleaners to attach the sign to the top of the wreath. I always put mine at a bit of an angle.
- Now add your bow to the bottom of the wreath.
- Add your first palm leaves around the bow in a triangle pattern (securing with hot glue) then repeat with the second color.
- Use the wire cutters to trim your floral sprays then use hot glue to attach them. You want to use these to fill in around your palm leaves.
- Finally, trim the tails on your jelly ribbon bow!
And that’s that y’all! This is a quick and easy project which means you’ll have time to make several if you like. Or, you’ll be able to play around with some new design ideas. Whatever you’re crafting this week I hope you have fun with it. After all, that’s why we got into this business in the first place right? Happy crafting y’all!
Just pin this beary sweet grapevine wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.