This quick cross wreath with greenery uses a Grapevine base and plenty of fun accents like a faux nest and ribbons. Watch the video and learn how to make one of your own in under 45 minutes!
I love a good, quick project, y’all. 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.
This cross wreath can certainly be called one of those. From start to finish, it takes about 45 minutes to complete! 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.
DIY Cross Wreath with Greenery
I opted to keep the ribbons on this one more simple, as there is already a lot of color and texture going on here between this cross and the spilling greenery. I love how these ribbons look together! By the way, if you aren’t quite comfortable choosing ribbons on your own yet, I wrote an entire post about how to choose ribbons based on color and pattern.
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.
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!
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.
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