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Hey, y’all! Take a load off, while learning how to decorate a grapevine wreath base. There’s actually quite a few things you can do to level up a basic grapevine.

If you’re a brand new wreath maker, we’re so excited you dropped by. We’ve got a few posts that we think you’ll love. To make it easier, we made a section just for you called Wreath Making for Beginners. Remember, everyone starts at the beginning so we hope you enjoy!

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Look we love hosting live tutorials on our Facebook page DecoExchange, but every now and then it’s nice to drop a blog post to help new wreath makers as well. We all learn differently, right?

You’ll see us working on deco mesh, grapevines, and every now and then a bike wheel wreath! We figured it’s time to layout some of the design pieces we use to make all of these beautiful wreaths. So, in this post you’ll learn all about our grapevine add ons.

How to Decorate a Grapevine Wreath Base

First, let’s start with the kind of tools and supplies you’ll want to have on hand. These are important not only for wreaths, but other projects like garlands, swags, and centerpieces too.

What type of wreath making tools should I have?

Glue gun – we sell a heavy duty glue gun over at our warehouse, but if you’re just starting out you can definitely snag one from Amazon too.

Wire cutters – you’ll need these to trim your floral and greenery stems.

Scissors – you’re going to need these for all the things

Want to learn more about the tools you’ll need for wreath making? Check out these post:

How to Clean Your Grapevine Wreath 

Before you jump into decorating,  you’ll want to clean up your grapevine. Remove loose vines, twigs, and leaves. We definitely don’t want those making a mess later.

Cut any straggler twigs and vines. This not only makes your final wreath look a bit more polished, it’ll also save your door from getting scratched.

If the weave of your grapevine is super tight, now is good time to get your scissors in there to loosen the weave just a little. This will allow you to get your stems in a little easier without losing the integrity of the entire piece.  Just stick your closed scissors in between the weave and give it a little wiggle.

What to Add to Your Grapevine Wreath

Play around with a few elements and see what you like the best. These are just a few ideas on how to decorate a grapevine wreath.


bows on a grapevine wreath

Take a close look, do you see how different ribbon sizes, patterns, and methods create entirely different looks? Don’t let anyone tell you a bow is just a bow. It can have many different looks!

Using 4″, 2.5″, and 1.5″ ribbon gives your bow depth as you add layers. Get creative with your bows and most of all have fun!

Here are few bow tutorials to help you get started:

Use Greenery

Decorating a grapevine with greenery

Adding a mix of greenery stems can give your grapevine wreath a much needed upgrade. Look at all the different variations we have done.

Different shades, textures, and shapes can add so much depth to your final design. Find your favorite assortment of greenery stems and have fun.

Adding Florals 

Decorating a grapevine with floral stems

Floral stems alone or paired with other greenery stems can really make a design pop with color. You easily see how design choices can take it from a year-round look to highly seasonal piece.

You can have different size flower blooms and layers of greenery to create amazing texture.

Incorporating Signs to a Grapevine

Decorating a grapevine with signs


Other Ways to Decorate a Grapevine Wreath

Bows, floral and greenery stems, and wreath signs are the most common ways to update a grapevine wreath. But I wanted to drop a few either ideas before you check out our other tutorials.

You can spray paint your grapevine to have a festive base. I’ve seen red and white bases along with some that even had glitter paint.

If you already have a round grapevine but want a more oval shape, soak your grapevine in water. Give it a little hug width wise and shape it into an oval. Give it some space and allow it to dry before adding any design elements.

We can’t wait to see your grapevine wreaths!!!

If you haven’t joined our Facebook group How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group, make sure you head on over there. Share your latest grapevine design!

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