grapevine wreath made with dried flowers and fruit lying on a distressed wood table
Steps // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath
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Overview to Make a Grapevine Wreath

 
Step One // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Overview to Make a Grapevine Wreath

materials including dried grapevines, flowers, and fruit on a table with the tools for how to make a grapevine wreath
Photo by Laura Moss

Loose, dried grapevines can be purchased directly from a florist; premade grapevine-wreath forms are sold at most hobby stores online for as little as $2 apiece. Most dried flowers and berry branches are available at craft stores and at online specialty shops, such as , but you can gather specimens from your yard; just snip them and hang them upside down until dry. Shop the supermarket aisle for winter fruit, like kumquats.

 
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Make the Wreath Base

 
Step Two // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Make the Wreath Base

wrapping grapevines into a circle to make the Wreath Base for how to make a grapevine wreath
Photo by Laura Moss

Start by twisting loose grapevines into a circle, following their natural curve. Tuck the ends of any wayward vines into the other vines. Continue twisting and tucking until you've formed a circle.

 
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Add Berries and Eucalyptus

 
Step Three // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Add Berries and Eucalyptus

attaching dried berries and eucalyptus into the grapevine base for how to make a grapevine wreath
Photo by Laura Moss

Snip off some bittersweet berries, leaving 2 to 3 inches of stem exposed. Slip them into the vines, tucking any loose stems out of sight. Follow with eucalyptus, placing the stems in the vines and securing with wire.

 
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Layer Flowers and Berries

 
Step Four // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Layer Flowers and Berries

Layer Flowers and Berries into the grapevine base for how to make a grapevine wreath
Photo by Laura Moss

Place a thistle flower over the eucalyptus, securing it to the vine form with wire. Add the elderberries. For this type of wreath, place the flowers off to one side.

 
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Weave in Dried Flowers

 
Step Five // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Weave in Dried Flowers

work dried hydrangea and kumquats into the grapevine base for how to make a grapevine wreath

Work in some dried hydrangea, being careful not to crush or crumble the delicate blooms. Next, add a few kumquats to the mix, securing their stems with wire.

 
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Put On the Finishing Touches

 
Step Six // How to Make a Grapevine Wreath

Put On the Finishing Touches

Wire the stems of a few more kumquats into the opposite side of the grapevine base for how to make a grapevine wreath
Photo by Laura Moss

Wire the stems of a few more kumquats to the opposite side of the wreath as an accent. Add a sprig of bittersweet, and you're done.

Now you've got a rustic wreath that can stay up all season!

 

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