Grapevine wreaths are decorative wreaths formed out of grapevine and dried in different shapes. You can make your own hand-woven grapevine wreaths or purchase them---unfinished, painted or lacquered---from home decor and crafts stores. Since grapevine wreaths come in different sizes and shapes, they are ideal for both small and large decorative wreath projects.
Handmade Grapevine Wreaths
If you can get fresh grapevines, you can form your own grapevine wreath. The Ruby Glen website project, "How to Make a Grapevine Wreath," instructs forming a circle from a long grapevine then winding additional grapevine around the circle until your wreath is the size and shape you desire. The Ruby Glen project suggests drying the assembled grapevine wreath in the sun for about two weeks.
Whether your grapevine wreath is handmade or store bought, it can be the base for any holiday or special-occasion wreath. For example, the Craft Elf website decorates a Halloween grapevine wreath with autumn leaves, fall-coloured ribbon, and pipe-cleaner ghost and pumpkin shapes. The Crafts-For-All-Seasons website decorates a heart-shaped grapevine wreath with silk roses and Valentine's Day wire. No matter which holiday or special occasion wreath you make, you can use hot glue or floral wire to attach any applicable decorations (e.g., silk flowers, painted wooden shapes, raffia, etc.).
Mini Grapevine Wreath Garlands
Grapevine wreaths is decorative as grapevine garland (also available at home decorating and crafts stores) for draping across windows, over doors, and across fireplace mantles. Miniature grapevine wreaths---strung together with decorative ribbon---create a rustic garland for Christmas or country decor. Churches, libraries, office buildings, schools, and other institutions can use large grapevine wreaths to make garlands for hallways, auditoriums, and lobbies.
Miniature grapevine wreaths make rustic, country-style Christmas ornaments for hanging on trees or decorating Christmas packages. Use thin ribbon and tiny silk flowers to decorate them. You can also hot-glue magnets to the back of the wreaths to make holiday refrigerator magnets.
With a few embellishments, you can make table centrepieces out of small, medium, or large grapevine wreaths . PrimDecorTips.com suggests surrounding a large pillar candle in a decorated a grapevine wreath. The website's wreath project decorates the centrepiece with jute, holiday jingle bells, and berry picks. For ease in transferring the centrepiece, the project suggests placing a large plate under the wreath.
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