Here’s a quick cross wreath design that uses a grapevine base and plenty of fun greenery and accents such as a faux nest and ribbons. Follow along with the included video tutorial to learn how to make one of your own in under 45 minutes!
Hey, y’all! I have a small confession to make: I always get really excited to share new wreath designs with you. I love playing around with different shapes, textures, patterns, and techniques to share new combinations and designs.
If you’re a Craftpreneur and think that at some point you’ll know everything, think again. There’s always more you can learn and do to improve your craft. 😉
Now, when it comes to making wreaths, I love a good, quick project. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes it’s good to build that grit and really have to work at something, but other times, it’s nice to have a quick win. Especially if you’re trying to build up your inventory for a holiday or season!
This cross wreath can certainly be called a quick win because it takes about 45 minutes to complete from start to finish! This is a great one to make when you have a short window of time free, or if you are looking for something to make in bulk and sell.
How To Make A Cross Wreath With Greenery
Similar to when I made my DIY Tulip and Cross Evergreen Door Hanger, I opted to keep the ribbons on this one more simple. There is already a lot of color and texture going on here between this cross and the spilling greenery, so a simple ribbon compliments the other busyness. I love how these ribbons look together!
By the way, if you aren’t quite comfortable choosing ribbons on your own yet, we have an entire post about how to choose ribbons based on color and pattern.
I’ve had lots of readers tell me that having video tutorials helps them because they can follow along as I go through the steps of creating a wreath. So, with that in mind, here is a video tutorial for this design.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this wreath design.
- Grapevine wreath
- Greenery sprays
- Bolt cutter
- Zip ties
- Staple gun
- Hot glue gun
- EZ Bow Maker
- (1) 1.5 wired ribbon
- (1) 2.5″ wired ribbon
- Pipe cleaners
Instructions To Make Grapevine Cross Wreath
Trust me on this one: this wreath looks much harder and more complex than it really is (which is great for sales!). Just follow this process and you’ll be all set – feel free to make this wreath while you follow along with me in the video!
Take your greenery and use the bolt cutters to cut the smaller branches off of the main stem.
Use a zip tie to attach your greenery to your grapevine base. Trim off any excess stem that’s sticking out of the grapevine. Add a dab of hot glue around the stems to secure the greenery.
Next, prepare the cross sign by cleaning the back. Staple a pipe cleaner to the top and bottom of the back of the cross. Add hot glue to make it even more secure.
Thread the pipe cleaners of the sign through the grapevine and secure them tightly. Trim pipe cleaners and tuck any excess back into the grapevine.
Grab your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons to make your bow.
Take your 2.5″ ribbon, measure 12″ tail and (2) 5.5″ loops on each side.
Next, take your 1.5″ ribbon, measure 12″ tail, and slightly smaller loops.
With your 1.5″ ribbon, measure a tail and make a center loop.
Then, get your pipe cleaner and wrap it around the center of your bow. Twist nice and tight.
Attach your bow to the bottom of your sign with a pipe cleaner around the base. Trim the pipe cleaners and tuck them back into the grapevine.
Bend the greenery stems towards you to add dimension.
Add more greenery anywhere you see bare spots as well as at the bottom of the bow. Use the hot glue gun to secure your greenery in place.
Fluff out the bow and cut ends at an angle. Curl the tails of the bow.
What did you all think of this cross wreath? It’s a bit of a different type of project than our normal, but that’s what makes it so fun!
Here are a few answers to questions I frequently see readers ask to help you out even more!
Can I use different colors and patterns in this design?
Yes! There’s no reason why you need to exactly copy this design unless you want to.
I highly encourage you to take this basic design and make it completely unique by using the ribbons and greenery of your own choosing!
Can I use a different type of glue?
Of course! I prefer to use hot glue in most of my designs because it dries quickly and holds securely. If you only have super glue or something similar, it will work well too. Be aware that you just may have to hold it in place a little longer as it sets.
Love This Cross Wreath? Here’s More Wreath-Making Inspiration
If you love making wreaths, check out these other popular design tutorials.
- Winter Silver Grapevine Wreath Kit Tutorial
- Welcome To Our Honeycomb Floral Grapevine Wreath
- Lemon Grapevine Wreath With Blue And White Florals
- Freesia Grapevine Wreath
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Simple Bow using the EZ Bow Maker
- Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and (2) 5.5" loop on each side.
- Then with your 1.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller.
- With your 1.5" ribbon, measure a tail and make a center loop.
- Then get your pipe cleaner and wrap around the center of your bow. Twist nice and tight.
DIY Cross Grapevine Wreath
- Take your greenery and trim with the bolt cutters.
- Zip tie your greenery to your grapevine. Trim the excess stem that's sticking out of the grapevine. Use the glue gun to secure the greenery.
- Then take the cross sign, clean the back. Staple a pipe cleaner to the top and bottom of the back of the cross. Use hot glue to make it more secure.
- Thread the pipe cleaners of the sign through the grapevine. Wrap and tie nice and tight. Trim pipe cleaners and tuck any excess back into the grapevine.
- Take your bow and add it to the bottom of your sign. Wrap pipe cleaner around the base. Trim pipe cleaners and tuck back into the grapevine.
- Add more greenery to wherever you see bare spots and at the bottom of the bow. Use the hot glue gun to secure greenery in place.
- Bend the greenery stems towards you to add dimension before you add it to the grapevine.
- Fluff out the bow and cut ends at an angle.
- Curl the tails of the bow.
Just pin this grapevine cross wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!