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This Mardi Gras door wreath is over the top in the best way possible. I’ll show you how to take a basic grapevine wreath and add a Mardi Gras bow to turn it into something worthy of this fun holiday! 

In case you didn’t know…I’m from Louisiana, y’all. That means celebrating Mardi Gras is practically part of my DNA!

Truth be told, there are few things that get me in the festive spirit like decorating an upcoming holiday- and Mardi Gras is certainly no exception!

How to Make a Mardi Gras Grapevine Wreath

Grapevine Mardi Gras Door Wreath Video Tutorial

This Mardi Gras wreath starts with a basic grapevine wreath form. I like working with grapevine wreaths because the design makes tucking in little accessories in between the branches so easy.

Although I’m always up for wrapping all kinds of ribbon and decor pieces around the entire form, too!

Besides the fun colorful purple, green, and gold ribbons, the one thing that truly sets this wreath firmly in the Mardi Gras camp is the beads.

I mean, you can’t have Mardi Gras without plenty of shiny beads, right? 🙂

Take a look at this video where I show you how I put together this wreath and how to add those beads in.

How To Make A Mardi Gras Bow

Just in case you missed any part of the video, we’re including the directions here too so you can read and/or print them out.

Supplies Needed

Mardi Gras Wreath Bow Instructions

Follow these instructions step-by-step for a beautiful final bow.

Step 1

Use 16 inches of 4″ wired ribbon for the tail. Make a 7-inch loop on each side. Make another 16-inch tail for the end.

Step 2

Now we’ll create 4 loops with 2.5″ wired ribbon. The loops are going to be slightly smaller. Finish them with another 16-inch tail.

Step 3

Add one more 16-inch strip with the 4″ wired ribbon. Just a tail in here.

Step 4

Make 2 loops with the 2.5″ wired ribbon. End these smaller loops with another 16-inch tail.

Step 5

Make 4 loops with the 1.5″ wired ribbon. The loops are going to be slightly smaller, still. End them with another 16-inch tail.

Step 6

Next, 2 loops of 1.5″ wired ribbon, one loop on each side, slightly smaller, and end with another 16-inch tail.

Step 7

Add one more 16-inch strip with the 2.5″ wired ribbon. Just a tail here. This tail goes the opposite direction of the previous 16″-strip tail.

Step 8

Finish it off it with one loop.

Step 9

Wrap a pipe cleaner around it. Tighten it up and twist it off.

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Mardi Gras Wreath Bow

This creative Mardi Gras wreath is created using a grapevine wreath with layers of purple, gold, and green ribbon. Of course, there are plenty of beads too!
Yield: 1 bow

Instructions

  • Let's start with 16 inches for the tail using 4" wired ribbon and then make an 7-inch loop on each side. We're going big on this one y'all, and end with another 16-inch tail.
  • Now we'll do our 4 loops with the 2.5" wired ribbon. The loops are going to be slightly smaller, and end with another 16-inch tail.
  • We're going to add one more 16-inch strip with the 4" wired ribbon. Just a tail in here.
  • Then we'll do our 2 loops with the 2.5" wired ribbon. The loops are going to be slightly smaller, and end with another 16-inch tail.
  • Now we'll do our 4 loops with the 1.5" wired ribbon. The loops are going to be slightly smaller, and end with another 16-inch tail.
  • Next, 2 loops of 1.5" wired ribbon, one loop on each side, slightly smaller, and end with another 16-inch tail.
  • We're going to add one more 16-inch strip with the 2.5" wired ribbon. Just a tail in here. This tail goes the opposite direction of last 16"-strip tail we did.
  • Now we're going to end it with one loop.
  • Get my pipe cleaner around it, get it nice and tight and twist it off.
Mardi Gras Grapevine Wreath

How to Make a DIY Mardi Gras Grapevine Wreath

Now that you’ve seen how to make the incredible bow, here are the instructions for putting the wreath together.

Supplies Needed

Grapevine Mardi Gras Door Wreath Instructions

Follow these instructions step-by-step for a beautiful final product.

Step 1

Take a strip of mesh and fold it over. Measure mesh to 26″ then simply scrunch it down the middle. Use a pipe cleaner around the center and twist it off. You’ll end up with a fake ruffle bow.

Step 2

Place your fake ruffle bow at the bottom of the grapevine base. Attach it nice and tight.

Step 3

Attach your Mardi Gras wreath bow on top of the fake ruffle bow. Tighten it up.

On the back of your wreath frame, take the extra pipe cleaner and wrap around the grapevine so it’s secure. Cut off an inch and tuck it back in the grapevine.

Step 4

Trim the tails at the top of your bow. Wait to trim the tails at the bottom of your bow.

Step 5

Add some greenery spray. Extend it to make it longer and taller than the bow. Build out from there.

Step 6

Continue layering with the gold pick/spray to make it fuller. Build it out.

Step 7

Take a piece of the glitter wispy spray, dip the end in hot glue, and place it under the bow. Attach one to the top of the bow and one to the bottom of the bow.

Step 8

Insert the glitter ball sprays to the top and bottom of the bow and keep building out.

Step 9

Add some glitter loop/knot sprays to the top and bottom of the bow.

Step 10

Now, dovetail all your tails. Roll them with your finger and pull out a little bit so you get a beautiful curl.

Step 11

Add the King cake attachment by sticking a skewer stick through the attachment into the grapevine base at each end to keep it in place.

Use a hot glue gun to help keep it in place and trim off excess.

Step 12

Make a Mardi Gras bead dog…You need four beads. Take one of your sections of two and go right into the cross of the first one. You make a little three-piece.

On the next section, you take one of your two pieces and just pop it around each other. On this one, we’ll take another section of two and just put it right into the next piece.

Now you have your little bead dog! Attach him to your wreath.

DIY Mardi Gras Grapevine Wreath
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Mardi Gras Grapevine Wreath

This creative Mardi Gras wreath is created using a grapevine wreath with layers of purple, gold, and green ribbon. Of course, there are plenty of beads too!
Yield: 1 wreath

Instructions

  • Let's take a strip of mesh and fold it over. Mesh measured to be 26". And just crunch it down the middle. Take a pipe cleaner, put it around the center and twist off. You'll end up with a fake ruffle bow.
  • Place fake ruffle bow at the bottom of the grapevine base. Get it pulled in nice and tight.
  • Add your Mardi Gras wreath bow on top of the fake ruffle bow. Pull it in nice and tight. In the back, take the extra pipe cleaner and wrap around the grapevine so it's nice and secure. Cut off an inch and tuck in back to the grapevine.
  • Trim the tails at the top of your bow. Wait to trim the tails at the bottom of your bow.
  • I think I want to add some greenery spray. I want to extend it a little bit longer and taller around the bow. Build out from there.
  • Keep layering with the gold pick/spray to make it fuller. Build it out.
  • Take a piece of the glitter wispy spray, dip end in hot glue, and place it under the bow. Add one to the top of bow and one to the bottom of the bow.
  • Add the glitter ball sprays to the top and bottom of the bow and keep building out.
  • Add some glitter loop/knot sprays to the top and bottom of the bow.
  • Now make all your tails in to dovetails. Roll your tails with your finger and pull out a little bit so you get a nice curl.
  • Add the King cake attachment in the circle. Take a skewer stick and stick through the grapevine base into the King cake at each end to keep it in place. Trim the excess skewer stick. You can also use a hot glue gun to help keep in place.
  • Make a Mardi Gras bead dog…You need four beads. Take one of your sections of two and go right into the cross of the first one and you make a little three piece. Right on the next section you take one of your two pieces and just pop it around each other. On this one we're going to take another section of two and just put it right into the next piece and you make your little bead dog. Attach him to your wreath.

Well, that’s it! Get to work and don’t forget to enjoy some king cake while you’re crafting!

Final Thoughts

If you ever need help with any part of the wreath-making process, we would love to help. This includes answering any questions about bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general!

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