DIY Grapevine Christmas Wreath

I’m really, really excited about today’s post because I’m going to show you how to make a DIY grapevine Christmas wreath.

Make a grapevine wreath

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Okay, I know, I know.  I seem to start out every post with “I’m really, really excited…”  but that’s because lately I feel like I have so many exciting things to share!

Right now we are gearing up for the holidays.  I love so much about Christmas, but personally I love to keep it simple and frugal.  So, when it comes to decorating, I decorate with that in mind.

I also love a rustic, natural look when it comes to decorating.  We have two beautiful acres of property and we have many grapevines and evergreen trees.  I knew they would be perfect to decorate with.

I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for awhile now.  But like, a really BIG wreath.  You know the ones.  The ones you see on store buildings that make you go “wow! That thing is huge!”

Okay, maybe not quite THAT big.  I’m sure they are much bigger the closer you get to them.

But, I wanted to make one that was a really good size.  So, that’s what I did.

Maybe you have access to grapevines and evergreens and want to make your own wreath too.  If so, today I’m going to walk you through how to do it.

However, maybe you don’t want to actually make the grapevine part.  You CAN get a grapevine wreath base and just add evergreens or whatever you want to it.  You can grab one of those here.

So, before I get into the tutorial, I just want to apologize for the pictures.  The lighting in my house isn’t the greatest.  We are currently doing renovations and eventually I’ll have a nice, bright space to take pictures in, but for now, this is where I’m at.


First you will want to grab your supplies.  Here’s what you need:

Grapevines – different sizes are okay, but you will want one vine to be as big as you want your wreath.

Evergreen branches


Any dried flowers you want to add



Hot glue gun

String or twine

Green thread or Jute twine

wire ( I used what my husband had in his tool box, but floral wire would work great for this.)

The first thing you want to do is take a piece of your grapevine and make a circle out of it. I used a grapevine that had multiple branches. This strand of grapevine will determine how big of a circumference you want your wreath.

Take the ends and overlap them a bit and then  wrap a piece of wire around the end to reinforce it.  I also put a piece of wire around the other side of the wreath, just for extra reinforcement.

Next, take another piece of grapevine and weave it through the the wreath like this:

Now start wrapping the grapevine around the wreath, over and over again.  Be gentle – the grapevine can break easily.

You can also use grapevines that have multiple branches and wrap it around like this:

Once you reach the end of your grapevine, add another piece where you left off.  repeat the previous steps.  Don’t worry if it’s not perfect and you have grapevines sticking out.  You will tidy it up afterwards.

Keep doing this until the wreath is as thick as you want and you’ve added all the grapevine you have or want to add.

Now take the wreath and go around it, tucking any grapevines that are sticking out too far for your liking.  This really is based on personal preference of how you want it to look.   As you can see from the picture, the left side has been tidied up, the right side hasn’t yet.

I also kind of gently squeeze or squish the wreath together as I go along.

Also, yes, I am in my pajamas.  Busted!

Awesome!  We have the grapevine part finished!  You can use this base for multiple types of wreathes.

Now it’s time to add the “Christmas-y” part to it.

Take your evergreen branches and lay them out how you want them to go.  Once you have an idea of how you want it to look, tuck the end of the branches into the wreath.

At this point I took some green thread and tied a few of the branches around the wreath to keep them from sticking out too much.  The thread was a little difficult to work with so if you have some green twine that would work better.  But I had to make do with what I had!

I added two kinds of evergreen type branches.  You can add what you want.

Next tuck in some dried flowers or whatever you have.  I had these dried red plants from a tree in my backyard.  I don’t even know what they are, but they added a Christmas feel to the wreathes.

Mine had stems where I could just tuck it in to the wreath, but if yours don’t you can definitely just hot glue it to the wreath.

Next, hot glue some pine cones onto the wreath.

Now, let’s make the bow!

I just opted for a simple, burlap bow, but you could go as simple or as fancy as you want here.  I did buy some red burlap but it just didn’t give the look I wanted.  I found this burlap at the dollar store, so it was a very minimal expense.

Here’s how you make the bow.

Cut a piece of burlap around 12 inches or so long.  I just eyeballed it.  If you want a smaller bow, go smaller at this part.

Fold it in half so you have a visible crease.  Now unfold it.

Take one side of the burlap and fold it to where the crease was.  Hot glue it in place.

You can’t see my crease, but it’s there, right at the edge of the folded burlap.

Do the same for the other side.

Next you want to pinch the middle so it looks like this:

And take a piece of string and tie it tightly around the middle.

Cut another piece of burlap, maybe about 5 inches long.  Cut that piece in half lengthwise and glue the pieces together, one on top of the other.

I know, I know. That’s a really bad picture.  I mean, really, what IS that?  Basically I took those two pieces and glued them together.  They are about 4-5 inches long.  It’s not an exact science over here.

Now, hot glue one end of that piece to the back of your bow.


Now wrap that piece around the bow as many times as it will go hot glue it to the back.  If it ends up in the front, just hot glue it to the back and cut off the excess.


Now take a super long piece of burlap and fold it in half.  I don’t have an exact measurement – it’s based on preference.  I wanted long ribbon tails ( are they called tails?) so that’s what I went for.

Hot glue them together right at the top where I’m pointing.  You want them overlapping just at the top, kind of on an angle like you see in the picture so that the burlap will hang down loosely, but not cover each other.

And there’s your ribbon!

As you can see it’s nothing fancy, just a very simple bow which is what I was going for.  Now you can hot glue that to the wreath wherever you want it.

As you can tell by my instructions, there’s a lot of creative license here when it comes to making a wreath!  Make it look the way you want it to look. 🙂

DIY Evergreen Grapevine Wreath

Making a grapevine wreath is a beautiful and cheap way to bring Christmas to your home.  I love how it looks so rustic and country-ish.  It gives a simple yet gorgeous look that screams “cozy” for the holidays.  You could even add some twinkling lights to it if you wanted.  There’s so many ways you could spruce it up.

You could also add a red bow or something a bit fancier if that’s your decorating style.

I plan to make more grapevine wreaths for different times of the year.  That’s the great thing about wreaths, they aren’t just for Christmas and they add an element of beauty to your home.

So there you are – a cheap and pretty way to make a wreath.  Go and make this.  and then enjoy your work of art.




2 thoughts on “DIY Grapevine Christmas Wreath”

  1. I love that look. My husband and I collected as much grapevine on our property. We are making grapevine balls..We put white lights on it then leave a string of lights. We do small , medium and large and put them in a tree . It looks like a balloon tree.
    We had a microburst in August..trees crashing into each other..lots of damage . We hired a company to cut some trees but we could not afford but two days, so we did the clean up. Everyone else had a limb or two down. We do not usually get these tornado storms. What did we do after a while…laugh…what else could we do . We had had a rough year ..really rough.what does not kill you makes you stronger.🤔

    1. So sorry to hear about your rough year – but it definitely sounds like you and your husband had a good attitude about it. 🙂 Those grapevine balls sound beautiful. I will have to try that sometime. 🙂

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