We’re welcoming Coach Mel to show us how to create simple everyday grapevine wreath ideas that are perfect for your shop all year round!
Hey, y’all! I always love having Coach Mel here to do a wreath design for you because her designs are always striking and gorgeous. And they’re also usually very simple to make, so you can use them to get your shop inventory stocked up.
Today, she’s showing us how to make a simple grapevine wreath idea that’s an ideal everyday design that will sell in your shop all year long.
Everyday (also called “evergreen”) designs are essential for your shop because those sales will help balance out the booms and busts of holiday sales throughout the year and give you a more steady revenue stream.
Before we turn it over to Mel, if you want a few more everyday grapevine wreath ideas that you can make, check out our Hydrangea Grapevine Wreath, Sunflower Oval Grapevine, and Simple Grapevine Lavender Wreath tutorials!
Take it away, Mel!
Hey guys! I’m excited to be here and show you this fun wreath design that is super easy to make AND sells extremely well all year long. It’s the ideal combination for a Creator who wants to make a full-time income as a Maker.
Simple Everyday Grapevine Wreath Ideas
First, I want to say that I can’t recommend having a natural everyday wreath in your shop enough. Buyers probably aren’t going to buy Christmas wreaths to give as a gift, right? (ok, maybe a few will, but not many)
However, they will buy beautiful everyday wreaths as gifts.
Here are some tips for getting started when making a grapevine wreath:
- Look over your entire grapevine base before starting to plan out your placement. If there are any blemishes, plan to cover those with your greenery, signs, bows, etc.
- Run your fingers lightly over your base and see if there are any sticks or anything else sticking out that could damage your customer’s door. If there are, take your cutters and cut them off before starting.
- Don’t spend time pulling out the leaves. It’s a natural grapevine design, so it’s natural – and expected – to have leaves in the wreath.
How To Make A Simple Everyday Grapevine Wreath
A great grapevine wreath has a bow and just enough greenery to make it lovely without being too much. This design strikes that ideal balance and offers a variety of textures to keep it looking interesting all year long.
Here’s everything you’ll need to make this beautiful wreath. We’ve even included some handy links to help you find certain items faster and easier.
- 16-inch Grapevine base
- 2.5″ burlap-colored ribbon
- (2) 1.5″ ribbons – natural-colored white gingham ribbon and burlap-colored ribbon
- Pipe cleaners
- Greenery sprigs
- Greenery with tiny white blooms
- Eucalyptus greenery sprigs
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Bolt cutters
How To Make A Grapevine Wreath
Follow these instructions to create a simple but timeless grapevine wreath design.
Start with your bow.
Take your 2.5-inch burlap-colored ribbon and make (2) 5.5-inch loops and (2) 18-inch tails. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of this layer (between the loops), twist it, and set your bow aside for a moment.
Take the 1.5-inch natural white gingham ribbon and make (2) 15-inch tails with (4) 5-inch loops. Take the pipe cleaner off your burlap-colored ribbon and add your new double loop on top. Replace the pipe cleaner to hold it together while you continue working on your bow.
Take the 1.5-inch burlap-colored ribbon and make (2) 15-inch tails with a 4-inch single loop.
Add this burlap loop on top of your other layers in the bow. Replace the pipe cleaner and twist it tightly.
Attach your bow to the grapevine base by pushing the pipe cleaners through the grapevine to hide the pipe cleaners. Tighten and twist, then tuck the ends back into the grapevine to hide them.
Fluff your bow, make sure all the tails are coming down toward the bottom of the wreath, then curl the tails.
Take your greenery sprigs and separate them. Then, starting from the bottom of the bow, insert pieces of greenery into the grapevine. Secure each greenery piece you add to your grapevine with a dab of hot glue.
Make your way towards the bow and insert a piece right under the bow.
Repeat the same process on the other side of (above) the bow, starting away from the bow and inserting greenery closer and closer (and even under) your bow.
Grab your greenery with the tiny white blooms on it, and separate the pieces by cutting them off with bolt cutters.
Layer a few pieces into the greenery you already inserted into your grapevine.
Take the eucalyptus greenery sprig and use your bolt cutters to cut off a few smaller pieces to layer into your greenery on the grapevine.
Secure each stem you add with a dab of hot glue.
Pretty and simple, right? If you love grapevine wreaths, check out our other grapevine wreath ideas!
Everyday Grapevine Wreath Ideas FAQs
If you have any questions about making this project, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some questions I frequently see readers ask about making simple grapevine wreaths. Leave your question in the comments if you don’t see it already answered below.
Is hot glue the best type of adhesive to use for wreaths?
Short answer: yes. Hot glue is superior to other types of glue for use with grapevine wreaths for a few reasons. First, it sets quickly, which is super helpful (and time-saving) when making wreaths.
Second, unlike super glue and many types of craft glue, it is a bit bulky (even when dry), so it’s great for taking up space between branches to achieve a good hold.
Finally, hot glue is strong and reliable, so you don’t need to worry about it giving out or your greenery stems falling out after a few days or weeks.
Can I only use one type of greenery in this design?
I highly recommend using at least 3 types of greenery whenever you make a grapevine wreath. Combining several types of greenery offers variety in color and texture, which gives your overall design depth and dimension. Using only one type of greenery can leave your wreath looking flat and unappealing.
Make Simple Everyday Grapevine Wreath Ideas For Your Store
Wreath-making doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming, y’all! You can still make amazing wreaths to sell all year long with just some ribbon and greenery. People love the simplicity and timelessness of grapevine wreaths.
If you love grapevine wreaths and want more inspiration, check out some of our other popular tutorials. I’ve included some holiday and seasonal designs, too, to show off the versatility of the grapevine wreath base!
- Spring Grapevine Wreath Idea
- Grapevine Cross Wreath With Greenery
- Winter Grapevine Snowflake Wreath
- Simple Sunflower Grapevine Wreath
- Easy Halloween Grapevine Wreath
- Holiday Grapevine Wreath With Christmas Picks
Need some help with any part of the wreath-making process? We’d love to lend a hand. This includes answering any questions about bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general! Look for what you need at How to Make Wreaths.
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Simple Everyday Grapevine Wreath
- Grapevine wreath base 16"
- 2.5" wired ribbon burlap
- 2 1.5 wired ribbon natural-colored white gingham and burlap
- Pipe cleaners
- Greenery stems with white blooms, Eucalyptus
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Bolt cutters
- Start making your bow by taking the 2.5-inch ribbon and making a 5.5-inch loop with an 18-inch tail. Pinch, twist, and make a matching loop and tail. Take a pipe cleaner and wrap it through the middle, twisting it to hold your bow in place while you work on the next ribbon.Make a 15-inch tail with a 5-inch loop with the 1.5-inch natural white gingham ribbon. Pinch, twist, and repeat until you have 4 loops total and a second tail.Take your bow, remove the pipe cleaner, and add this part on top. Then use the pipe cleaner to hold it in place while you work on the last piece.Make a slightly smaller 4-inch single loop with two 15-inch tails with your 1.5-inch burlap-colored ribbon.Grab your bow, remove the pipe cleaner, and add this last loop on top. Use your pipe cleaner to wrap around through the middle and twist tightly.Attach your bow to the grapevine base by pushing the pipe cleaners through the grapevine to hide the pipe cleaners. Twist the pipe cleaner in the back of the grapevine then tuck the ends back into the grapevine to hide them.
- Separate your greenery sprigs and use bolt cutters to clip off the smaller sprigs from the larger bunch. Then, starting from the bottom of the bow, insert pieces of greenery into the grapevine one at a time as you move closer to the bow. Add a dab of hot glue to the stem of each greenery piece to secure it.
- Repeat the same process of adding greenery sprigs on the other side of the bow and securing each one with hot glue.
- Use bolt cutters to separate pieces of your greenery with the tiny white blooms on it. Layer in pieces throughout your other greenery pieces and secure each on with a dab of hot glue.
- Use your bolt cutters to separate the eucalyptus greenery sprigs to cut off a few smaller pieces to layer into your greenery on the grapevine. Secure each stem with a dab of hot glue.
Just pin this basic everyday grapevine wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
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