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How to Make a Grapevine Wreath + 15 Design Ideas

Store bought grapevine wreaths are not that expensive but if you have vines growing in your garden they are a family-friendly start to a weekend project.

Of course grapevine (Vitis spp.) is the most popular wood for making vine wreaths.  For this project I used cuttings from a Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) that trails along a shady fence.  It is a bit of a softer vine so adding an unwound coat hanger would stiffen up the frame.  As I have mine on a trellis, it holds its shape just fine. American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens) and Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) would also make a great wreath.

Materials:

  • vine
  • pruners

Directions: 

1. Begin by gathering and untangling the vine pieces.  When they have been tamed into a bundle that is manageable, form the vine into a circular shape on a large surface.  Using a few thick strands of vine, begin to wind around the bundle, tucking the end of the vine in.

How to Make a Grapevine wreath

2. Continue to wind and secure the entire wreath.  When the end meets the beginning, knit the vine ends together and continue to wind the outer vines to secure, overlapping the starting point.  Tuck in any loose ends.

DIY vine wreath from grapevine, virginia creeper, wisteria

3. Set the wreath somewhere to dry and take shape.

 branch trellis with grapevine wreath

My vine wreath is just the perfect addition to the bentwood trellis used to distract from the compost bin.

 How to make a grapevine wreath project

A side note: if you want to also make your own bentwood trellis, Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates, & Fences by Jim Long is a great resource.  It has many designs to choose from plus information on choosing wood, suggested plantings, and even recipes.

Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates, & Fences

Now if you want to dress up your new grapevine wreath, here are some creative examples to inspire you.

Fabric flower Grapevine wreath ideas

Faux Floral Ideas clockwise from top left: 1. Rustic Burlap Wreath from Too Much Time, 2. Felt Flower Wreath by Little Things Bring Smiles, 3. Fabric Rosette Wreath by Little Page Turners, 4. Spring Wreath by Creatively Living…Outside The Box, 5. Whimsical Spring Wreath by SAS Interiors

Painted Grapevine wreath ideas projects

Painted Wreaths clockwise from top left: 6. DIY Flowery Wreath by Style at Home, 7. Blue Spring Wreath by Frugal Coupon Living, 8. Red Wreath by Wisecraft, 9. Wriggling Snake Wreath by Martha Stewart Living, 10. Spring Wreath By Two Yellow Birds Decor

Interesting uses for a grapevine wreath projects and ideas

Other Unique Uses for a Grapevine Wreath clockwise from top left: 11. Grapevine Wreath Chandelier by Rustchic (love this idea!), 12. Wreath Bird Feeder by Little House in the Suburbs (adorable), 13. A Grapevine Wreath Charger by StoneGable, 14. Grapevine Wreath Birdbath by Disney Family Fun

15. And of course we can’t forget about the Garden Therapy Halloween Hop Wreath

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Jill
    JillMay 15,12

    Thank you so much for sharing my Spring Wreath! I feel so honored! That is amazing that you made your own wreath! Good job!!!
    Jill

  2. Cynthia
    CynthiaMay 17,12

    I have wanted to try to make a vine wreath for some time now and was very short on ideas.

    I really appreciate your article and the pictures. My favorite 2 are the bird feeder and birdbath wreaths.

    What a clever idea. We have many birds in our neighborhood and some of our neighbors have feeders as well as fountains but these 2 are very unique and fun.

    So off I go to get the things I need to build these.

    Thanks again

  3. Janell Patterson
    Janell PattersonMay 18,12

    What a gorgeous wreath! You inspired me to grow grapes just to make one. Beautiful placement on the trellis!

  4. Melanie
    MelanieMay 20,12

    I love your trellis the vine wreath adds just that little extra embellishment making it perfect. I really must take teh time this year to make something like that for my garden.

  5. Alma Casiano
    Alma CasianoApril 29,13

    So many wonderful grapevine wreath ideas,I especially like the hanging lighted one,as well as the bird bath using a clay pot dish in the middle….I wish I lived some place I could grow my own grapevines again.But these days I live in a little condo, and many times while I take my walks I look around on the way and pick up natural elimints to use in store bought wreaths, They still turn out absoluty lovely. Thank you for sharing your ideas with use.

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