Is your spring inventory stocked up? If not, now’s the time to start making your spring wreath designs, so your store is ready for your customers to start buying. These cheery grapevine lemon wreaths from Coach Mel are the perfect items to help you get started.
Hey, y’all! Today we have Coach Mel here sharing with us a beautiful and cheery spring grapevine wreath with lemons and a cute lemon “Welcome” sign.
I know that for many of you, there’s probably still snow on the ground (that’s not a problem here in New Orleans), so it may feel too early to start making spring wreaths. However, you may change your mind if you think about it another way.
Makers want to maximize their sales potential, right? Well, customers often start purchasing items at least a couple of weeks before they actually want them, and they start shopping (or looking) for the items they want even before that.
So, to maximize sales, you want to stay ahead of your customers’ shopping habits.
We’ve done a lot of testing on timing and created a handy Craft Calendar To Plan Your Craft Production Schedule. It will tell you when to start stocking your store with seasonal/holiday-specific inventory so you don’t lose out on sales by showing up late to the game.
Coach Mel is sharing a new springtime grapevine lemon wreath today. We have a couple of different designs with lemons on our site already, but there are so many design possibilities! Plus, when spring arrives, customers buy colorful spring designs and lemon designs.
We’re always coming up with new lemon wreath options because they sell like hotcakes. Give the customers what they want, and your business will be successful!
Note: If you want more cheery lemon wreath inspiration, check out our popular Lemon Grapevine Wreath, Bless Your Heart Lemon Wreath and Lemon-Themed Home Wreath projects. They offer a similar sunny vibe that will brighten up any porch.
Supplies Needed To Make Grapevine Lemon Wreaths
Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun wreath.
- 18” Grapevine base
- (3) Floral stems
- (2) Lemon stems
- (1) 1.5” Ribbon
- (2) 2.5” Ribbons
- “Welcome” lemon sign
- Metal hole punch
- Thin gauge wire
- Pipe cleaners
- EZ Bow Maker
- Bolt cutters
- Stem cutter
How To Make Easy Grapevine Lemon Wreaths
Coach Mel uses a different process for working with the florals in these lemon wreaths than I normally do, and it’s a real time-saver. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to check it out and try it yourself!
We’ll start by preparing the florals because they always arrive bunched up for shipping. Take each floral stem and spread it out to make it look more life-like and realistic.
Repeat the same process with the lemon picks. Spread out the leaves and the lemons to make everything look full.
Now, marry a blue floral stem with a lemon pick by stacking the blue florals on top of the lemons. Mix them together by pulling the lemons and some greenery to the front.
Take a zip tie and use it to secure these two stems together. Bend the joined stems into a curve that matches the curvature of the wreath base.
If needed, use a stem cutter to trim off any excess length on the stems and repeat the process with the other floral and lemon stems.
Now it’s time to prepare our sign so we can attach it to your lemon wreaths.
Use the metal hole punch to punch two holes (one near the top and one near the bottom) of the sign.
Thread the thin wire through the holes, twist it to secure it, and use it to attach the sign to the right side of the wreath base.
Use pipe cleaners to attach the floral stems in several places to the left side of the wreath base.
Note: One stem will come from the top of the wreath, and one will come from the bottom of the wreath so that the stems meet in the middle, leaving an open space for our bow.
Here’s a simple bow for your lemon wreaths!
Take your EZ Bow Maker and your first 2.5” ribbon. Make (2) 9” tails and (2) 6.5” loops. Slip this layer into the EZ Bow Maker to hold it in place.
Next, take your second 2.5” ribbon and make (2) 9” tails with (2) 6.5” loops. Slip this layer into the EZ Bow Maker on top of the previous layer.
Now, this layer will be a little different because it will have 5 loops (4 same-size loops with a smaller center loop). Use the 1.5” ribbon to make (2) 15” tails with (4) 5.5” loops and (1) 3.5” loop. Insert it into the EZ Bow Maker on top of the previous layer.
Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center as you carefully pull the bow out of the EZ Bow Maker. Hold onto the pipe cleaner and twist the bow to tighten the pipe cleaner and make the bow loops “pop.”
Use the pipe cleaner to attach the bow to the wreath in that open space between the florals. Dovetail the ribbon ends and spread out the loops and tails to make the bow look full and beautiful.
At this point, you may have some empty spaces around your bow. If you do, take more stems of the blue florals, trim the smaller stems off of the main stem, and insert them into the gaps to fill them in.
If you want to add even more filler, you could take some wispy white floral stems and sprinkle a few into the design.
Use your fingers to curl the longer ribbon tails and let them hang.
You’re done! Intermixing the floral stems (rather than cutting small stems off and gluing them into the base) is so much faster and makes this wreath look gorgeous and full in under 30 minutes.
Make Grapevine Lemon Wreaths To Fill Your Inventory
As always, I want to encourage you to take this idea and customize it to make a unique design of your own. You can use a different sign, alternative florals, and even experiment with other color schemes.
If you want even more spring wreath inspiration, make sure to check out some of our popular designs:
- How To Make A Deco Mesh Spring Wreath￼
- Make Your Own Spring Floral Grapevine Wreath
- Spring Grapevine Wreath Idea
- Spring Lemon Door Hanger
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.
We would love to see your beautiful wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.
Spring Grapevine Lemon Wreaths With Florals
- Prepare the florals by taking each floral stem and spreading it out to make it look full and more realistic.Repeat the process with the lemon stems.
- Stack a stem of the blue florals on top of a lemon stem. Pull the lemons and some greenery to the front.Use a zip tie to secure these two stems together, then bend them into a curve to match the shape of the wreath base.Repeat the process with the other floral and lemon stems.
- Prepare the sign by using the metal hole punch to punch one hole near the top and one hole near the bottom of the sign.Thread the thin wire through the holes, twist it, and use it to attach the sign to the wreath base on the right side.
- Use pipe cleaners to attach the floral stems to the left side of the wreath base so that there's an open space in the middle for the bow.
- Time to make a simple bow.Take the first 2.5” ribbon and make two 9-inch tails and two 6.5-inch loops. Place this layer into the EZ Bow Maker to hold it in place. Next, use the second 2.5” ribbon and make two 9-inch tails with two 6.5-inch loops. Add this layer on top of the previous layer in the EZ Bow Maker. This layer will have 5 loops in total. Take the 1.5” ribbon and make two 15-inch tails with four 5.5-inch loops and one 3.5-inch loop. Add it to the top of the bow in the EZ Bow Maker.Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center as you carefully pull the bow out of the EZ Bow Maker. Hold onto the pipe cleaner and twist the bow to tighten the pipe cleaner.Use the pipe cleaner to attach the bow to the wreath in that open space between the florals. Dovetail the ribbon ends and spread out the loops and tails to make the bow look full and beautiful.
- Take stems of the blue florals, and insert them into the gaps around the bow to fill them in.If you want to add even more florals, take some wispy white floral stems and insert a few throughout the design.
- Curl the longer ribbon tails with your fingers and let them hang.
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