Today I’m sharing a simple but beautiful Christmas project with y’all. I show you how to make an upcycled grapevine bow door hanger that you’re going to love!
After Christmas sales are the best y’all. If you sell your creations you do not want to miss out on these opportunities to stock up on supplies. You can find so many great deals on items that you can spruce up for the next holiday season. I found this grapevine bow on super sale after Christmas last year. I am showing you how to take something mediocre and make it fabulous!
Grapevine Bow Upcylcle Door Hanger
Y’all I just love the crafting season that we are in right now. We are in the middle of creating for four different seasons. I love it because it is so hard to get burnt out when you can switch between fall, Halloween, Christmas, and winter decor. It’s not like the spring when we are only creating one type of wreath.
I also love that I get to pull out all of my great finds from the year before and decide what I want to create with them. It’s like an early Christmas for me to dig into my stash and remember what I have. The grapevine bow that I use for this project had a beautiful base but the embellishments on it weren’t good quality. All I needed to do was remove the pieces I didn’t like and add my own. Throw in a beautiful bow and we have a beautiful door hanger that anyone could be proud to display!
It’s Bow Time!
This video has a great overhead view of me making a bow on the EZ Bow Maker. If you have been working on perfecting your bows you don’t want to miss this tutorial. Looking for more bow making help? We have lots of post to help you out. You can learn how to make a Terri bow or have some bow making fun with our creative coaches. There are other bow tutorial posts as well, just search “bows” on the blog page!
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- Take your 4" ribbon and measure a 20" tail. Secure the ribbon in the EZ Bow Maker. Make a 6" loop on both sides, leave your second tail, then trim your ribbon from the spool.
- Next, repeat this process with the 2.5" then 1.5" ribbons making your loops a little smaller each time.
- Next, remove your bow and use a pipe cleaner to pull the center tight then tie off using the pipe cleaner.
- Finally, fluff the bow, trim the tails, and then use your fingers to curl the tails.
Grapevine Bow Upcycle Door Hanger
- Take your grapevine bow base and, using the wire cutters, remove any unwanted pieces. This could be anything that isn't high quality or that doesn't match the color scheme you're planning.
- Add your bow right to the center of the grapevine bow and fluff it out.
- Next, trim your greenery into smaller sections. Use the glue gun to add them into the grapevine base.
- Next, do the same with your Christmas berry stems. Add as little or as much as you like to get your desired effect.
That’s it y’all! This is a super simple project with fabulous results. You may not be starting with the same base that I am since this was one of my finds from last year but that’s okay! You can take the process you see in this video and apply it to the items you have at home. I hope you have fun with this project and seeing where it takes you!
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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