Y’all are loving the patriot projects this year so we are keeping them coming! In today’s installment I’m showing you how to make a simple grapevine wreath with festive fireworks. The grapevine gives the wreath a rustic feel and the fireworks add that classic holiday sparkle!
Patriotic wreath projects are always popular. But y’all, this year people are really going crazy for them! In the video below I show you how to make a quick and easy fireworks themed project. My favorite part about this project is that I mostly use leftovers and scraps! I re-purpose some Christmas ribbon and use grapevine left over from another project. The result is a fabulous patriotic wreath with a rustic feel!
DIY Simple Fireworks Grapevine Wreath
Y’all, I just hate wasting supplies so I am always on the look out for ways to use up leftovers and re-purpose off season ribbon. This simple grapevine wreath was the perfect opportunity for me to do just that. Some of the red and white ribbons that I used were still laying around from Christmas. The grapevines I used were trimmings from a previous project. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to making the most of your supply stash! “A penny saved is a penny earned” isn’t one of the oldest adages for nothing y’all.
One of the things I show you in this video is how to shape leftover grapevine into a wreath using zip-ties. This is just one of the many reasons that zip-ties are one of my favorite tools y’all. I also show you how to use several different ribbon widths to make a beautiful multi-layered bow. The easiest way to do that is to use the EZ Bowmaker, another one of my wreath making faves. If you want to know what other gadgets are must haves for wreath makers you can check out our post about my favorite wreath making tools.
Y’all, wreaths like this simple one are the type of product that I love to have ready for craft shows. Since I was able to reuse supplies and produce it quickly I can price this wreath for under $50. That makes it perfect for craft fairs. When you can make things with a price and size that are craft show friendly you will watch those products walk away! For more info on how to make the most of your craft shows check out The Nitty Gritty of Selling at Craft Fairs.
Quick Bow using the EZ Bow Maker
- Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
- Take your 4" ribbon, measure 12" tail and (1) 6.5" loop on each side.
- Then with your 2.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller.
- Take your other 2.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller.
- With the 1.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller.
- With the other 1.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller.
- With your 5/8" ribbon, measure a tail and make a center loop.
- Then get your 2 pipe cleaners twisted together and wrap around the center of your bow. Twist nice and tight.
Simple DIY Firework Grapevine Wreath
- Take your grapevine base and zip tie on one side.
- Zip tie your picks and stems together and add to your grapevine over the zip tied section.
- Take your bow and add it low enough to not cover your pick. Wrap pipe cleaner around the base. Trim pipe cleaners and tuck back into the grapevine.
- Fluff out the bow and cut ends at an angle.
- Curl the tails of the bow.
All right y’all, I hope this video helps satisfy your craving for patriotic decor projects. With a just a few ingredients you can add this festive creation to your summer line up. How great is it that you can reuse your Christmas bling, add some fireworks, and have a quick and easy project that’s perfect for the 4th of July? And really, who doesn’t need more fireworks in their life?
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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