Even though winter is still making its presence known with these crazy temperatures, I for one have spring on the brain. Everything about Spring is exciting in my opinion. The warmer air, fresh flowers, actually being able to go outside for activities, etc. So, this past week I decided to prep for Spring and take some “me time” by making a wreath for our front door.
If you haven’t noticed, grapevine wreaths are EVERYWHERE right now. I looked online because I was initially going to just buy one, but people were asking well over $50 for one. Now, I love to shop local and support others so I know that is a reasonable price point. However, I thought to myself why not at least try to make your own and save a little money. So that is exactly what I did. Naturally, I went to Pinterest for a few inspirations then created my shopping list. When I got into it, I was shocked because it really did not require a lot of materials.
- Grapevine Wreath (I used an 18″)
- Artificial Flowers of your choice
- Artificial leaves
- MDF board letter
- Burlap bow
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
- White paint
- Fishing line
- Wire cutters
- TIME (lol)
Once I had my materials, I was ready. I don’t know if I have ever been more eager to put the kiddos down at nap time. As usual, they had their own plans, and it did take longer than normal to go down for naps. Isn’t it funny how they can sense when we’re trying to rush through things? Anyways, once they went down for their naps, I was ready.
*Disclaimer* I painted the letter prior to this time, because I didn’t want to have to wait for it to dry. *
I started by simply trimming my flowers. I chose hydrangea’s because I like the fuller look that they provide. I also added some baby’s breath to use as fillers and give the wreath a little more pizazz. Next, I went on and trimmed my leafs because I wanted to space them throughout the wreath. After that, I just started strategically placing them until I was happy with the appearance. Once everything was set in place, I glued everything down. For some of the flowers, I actually used the floral wire to anchor them to the back with the glue. I wanted to be sure they were not going anywhere.
After the flowers were placed, I placed my burlap bow where desired. Looking back, I actually wish I would have placed the bow first then put the flowers on. In the end, it worked but I may have actually placed the bow within the flowers differently. You live and learn, right? Finally, I used about 2 glue sticks to get that H to stay put. It had to sit and dry with a book under it to hold it in place.
Before I knew it, nap time was over. BUT I actually finished what I set out to do within this time window. That in itself was an accomplishment, because I am NOT a crafter and often times will start something then never finished. After the H was secure, I tied fishing line to the top, to hang from out front door. Bam, grapevine wreath made for under $50.
What I love about grapevine wreaths is that they provide the rustic-chic look and make the front door appear more “homey”. I also love that you can customize the wreath to make it what YOU want. From the flowers to the ribbon, choose what works for you and will make you happy!
I may just become a professional wreath-maker because I truly enjoyed it ((hit me up)) haha. If you have made one, show me your pictures I would LOVE to see what you created.