Learn how to make a simple grapevine wreath for Valentine’s Day! Coach Jordan is here to show us how “going simple” can make a quick and easy wreath and also yield stunning results.
Hey, y’all! Valentine’s Day wreaths are popular items in our store. I guess everyone wants a little more love!
Coach Jordan is with us today to show you how to make a lovely grapevine wreath for Valentine’s Day. He excels at creating simple designs which practically sparkle right off the wreath frame.
This design happens to use some very affordable items. For example, the sign only cost $3, which is a steal. As Coach Jordan says, “you don’t need to spend a lot to make a beautiful wreath.”
This design is simple but beautiful. It only takes a few minutes to make and is also very affordable, so it would be a perfect item to make when you want to stock up on holiday inventory.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this sparkly and lovely grapevine wreath for Valentine’s day:
- 14” grapevine base
- 2-3 sets of flowering greenery stems
- 1 set of Ficus greenery stems
- Valentine’s Day sign
- Pipe cleaners or zip ties
- (2) 1.5” ribbons
- Mounting squares or staple gun
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Bolt cutters
How To Make A Simple Grapevine Wreath For Valentine’s Day
Here are the steps we used to make this design. It uses a simple bow, so it’ll come together quickly and be ready to add to your store inventory or hang on your door!
Prepare your grapevine base by visually inspecting it to see if there are any excess leaves or long stems. If there are, cut them off.
Next, prepare your Valentine’s Day sign so you can attach it to your wreath.
First, remove any tags and ribbons.
If your sign has eyelet rings you can use those, or you can staple or glue pipe cleaners to the back of your sign. Then use the pipe cleaners to attach the sign to your wreath on the right side of the base.
TIP: If you find that it is challenging to push the pipe cleaner through your grapevine base, try this. Push the pipe cleaners through the wreath as far as you can. Then, grab your needle nose pliers and use them to grab the pipe cleaner on the back of the frame. From there, simply pull the pipe cleaner the rest of the way through.
Now we’re going to make a simple 6-loop bow so that it adds some dimension to the wreath without taking over!
Start by leaving a medium-length tail. We don’t want anything too big so that it dominates this wreath. Somewhere around 12 inches should be enough.
Next, take your first 1.5-inch ribbon and make a 5.5-inch loop. Pinch, twist (so you see the pretty side of the ribbon in the other loop), and make another loop. Then, do the same thing one more time before you measure out one more tail of equal length.
Now, grab your second 1.5-inch ribbon and make a tail that goes up (instead of down) and slightly larger loops. Pinch, twist (so you see the pretty side of the ribbon in the other loop), and make 2 more loops and another tail.
Tie a zip tie through the middle of the bow to secure it. Then, wrap a pipe cleaner over the zip tie and use it to attach the bow to the wreath.
Fluff out your ribbon by spreading your loops and tails apart to create a beautiful simple bow.
Take your ficus greenery stems and trim the smaller stems off of the main stem so that you can add them into your wreath individually.
Add a dab of hot glue to your first stem and insert it into the base coming in from above the bow. Insert the other stem in from the bottom. Repeat this process until you have used all the ficus stems and pull a few of the leaves forward so that they peek out into the bow.
Next, let’s repeat the greenery process with your floral stems. Cut the smaller stems off the main stem and fluff out the small stems, add hot glue to each smaller stem, and insert them (in a triangle pattern) into the ficus greenery for an extra pop of color.
Fluff out your entire design and dovetail the ends. At this point, it’s looking nice and full!
To finish this wreath, we’re going to add ribbon tails. Cut (2) 9-inch strips of both of your ribbons. Then, stack one of each ribbon on top of the other. Pinch the stack at the 8-inch mark.
Take a zip tie and run it through a small portion of the wreath frame where you want your ribbon tails to go. Insert the ribbon tail stack and pull the zip tie tight. Cut off any excess of the zip tie. Dovetail the ends. Repeat the process for the other ribbon tails.
Now your wreath is done, y’all! Doesn’t it look amazing? And it took less than 25 minutes to make. Perfect!
Go Simple With This Grapevine Wreath For Valentine’s Day
Not only is this DIY Valentine’s Day wreath stunning, but it’s also surprisingly simple. The sign, floral greenery, and ribbons do come together for a very professional design.
If you love a variety of holiday wreath designs, check out some of our other popular designs:
- Simple DIY Valentine Wreath Tutorial
- Valentine Love Bug Wreath
- How To Make 3 Valentine’s Day Wreath Bows
- Simple Valentine’s Grapevine Heart Wreath
As always, if you need any help with bow-making, centerpiece-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths. We cover LOTS of different topics to help you find what you need.
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Simple Grapevine Wreath For Valentine’s Day
- Prepare your grapevine base by visually inspecting it and choosing where you're going to work.
- Next, remove any tags, hangers, etc from your sign and prepare it so that you can attach it to the grapevine base using pipe cleaners.
- Let's prepare the bow. It'll use 2 ribbons to make 6 loops.Start with a tail around 12 inches. Next, make a 5.5-inch loop with your first 1.5-inch ribbon. Pinch, twist, and make another loop. Then do the same thing one more time before you measure out one more tail of equal length.Now, take your second 1.5-inch ribbon and make 2 more tails and 3 more loops of a similar size using the same process from above.Secure your bow with a zip tie around the middle. Then wrap a pipe cleaner over the zip tie and use it to attach the bow to the wreath.Fluff out your bow by spreading your loops and tails apart.
- Take your ficus greenery stems and separate the smaller stems from the main stem. Add a dab of hot glue to each stem and insert it, one at a time, into the base. Take turns coming in from above and below the bow so that your greenery surrounds the bow.
- Do the same thing with your floral stems, working in a triangle pattern as you add them.
- Fluff out your entire design and dovetail your bow tails.
- Cut (2) 9-inch strips of each ribbon. Stack one of each ribbon on each other to create ribbon tails. Take each stack and pinch it off at the 8-inch mark then use a zip tie to add it to the grapevine base. Dovetail the ends.