Y’all I have a super unique creation for you today! I’m showing you how to make a double grapevine rooster wreath. Two grapevines and one giant rooster make for a fabulous farmhouse wreath!
Sometimes you find an awesome decor item that you just have to use but isn’t actually designed for wreaths. Don’t let this stop you!! Remember that zip ties make anything possible. In the video below I show you how to make a double grapevine rooster wreath and the method may surprise you!
Double Grapevine Rooster Wreath
Ok y’all, let’s be honest. This rooster is huge! But it’s also awesome and I got it on super sale. I just couldn’t pass it up. I knew I had to have it for a wreath and just needed to figure out how to make it work. I thought I had a giant grapevine, but didn’t, so I really had to get creative. Enter the double grapevine wreath base! All I needed was a few zip ties and I was off the races. Or the chicken coop, whichever you prefer.
I’m telling you all of this, because I want you to know that you can do the same thing! If you see something that you know would make an awesome creation, grab it. It may not work in a traditional wreath design but, with a little creativity, you can make it happen! Maybe it won’t work in a wreath at all. Maybe you’ll need to turn it into a centerpiece instead. But I promise you, where there’s a will, there’s a way! If you want another fabulous example of thinking outside the box in wreath designs we have it. Check out the post where Coach Fancy shows you how to marry a grapevine with a traditional wreath form for another unique creation!
Oh For the Love of Greenery!
A big part of this design is greenery and florals. I know that this intimidates a lot of y’all but I’m here to tell you that it shouldn’t! I think the thing that scares a lot of people is that there is no exact science to adding stems to your wreaths. With mesh, ribbon, and a wreath form you just follow the twist ties. Greenery and flowers aren’t so cut and dry. Just remember that it’s all about what looks good to you! Start with a little at a time and fill in as you go. If you want to know more, we have a whole post about the secrets of adding greenery to your wreaths, you can do this!
Double Grapevine Rooster Wreath
- Position the smaller grapevine on top of the bottom of the larger one and use zip ties to secure it in place. The use zip ties to secure your rooster to the grapevines.
- Trim your greenery and floral sprays so that you have several smaller stems.
- Start by adding your ficus as the base for your other greenery and florals. Use hot glue to secure them in place.
- Next, add some of your red flowers in using hot glue to attach them to the grapevine. Then add in some of the yellow flowers between the red ones. Add in some of the white flowers now to tone down the bright colors a little bit.
- Now get the raffia out and trim off a handful. Attach a pipe cleaner to the center of your raffia piece. Then take another section of raffia and make a circle out of it. Pinch the circle in the center and use a little bit more raffia to tie the center. Add this raffia bow into the pipe cleaner.
- Next grab the EZ Bow Maker and 2.5" ribbon. Make a 12" tail, twist the ribbon and add it to the bow maker. Now make 2 7" loops on each side and trim the ribbon. Add one long strip of ribbon to the center so that you have more tails. Then add the raffia bow to the center of your ribbon bow and use the pipe cleaner to secure it together.
- Now add the bow to the bottom left of your rooster and dovetail the ends. Use the hot glue to add the grasses behind the bow.
- Next use the ribbon to make a 2 tail one loop bow. Use the pick machine to add a pick under the loop. Then add the pick into the wreath where you need to add more ribbon and dovetail the ends. Make another two more like this and add them to the wreath.
- Now take a few strands of raffia and add picks to them. Then add the raffia picks to fill out the wreath.
How awesome is this design y’all? And I know it looks heavy but it’s actually only about 8 pounds. The rooster has some heft to it but the grapevines and florals are pretty light! Remember that you can do something similar with anything you find. Keep your eyes peeled and your mind open. You may come up with your best design yet!
Just pin this double grapevine rooster 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.
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