DIY Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath for Every Season

Updated on October 11, 2017
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As an artist and a new homeowner, Donna enjoys creating unique decorative items and holiday ornaments to welcome all to her artistic abode.

DIY Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath Tutorial
DIY Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath Tutorial | Source

A double grapevine wreath door decoration is a charming and colorful sign to welcome people to your home. It's also a wonderful way to span seasons and holidays when decorating. With a double wreath, you can decorate one ring for a particular season or holiday, and the other wreath for the next season. By joining the two wreaths together with coordinating colors, you can create a wonderful wreath that will serve double time on your door!

Berries and blooms in a Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath
Berries and blooms in a Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath | Source

For my door decoration, I wanted to create a wreath to display for the time after Christmas, but before it's really time to put up my Spring wreath. So I decorated my smaller wreath with the berries and colors of the winter holiday season, then used whites and bright flowers on my outer wreath to represent early Spring blooms. I used burlap ribbon on both wreaths to tie them together and create a beautiful display for my door.

Materials for a Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath

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Materials

  • Two basic grapevine wreaths - one small and one larger (available at most craft stores). My small wreath is about 10 inches in diameter, and my larger wreath is about 16 inches in diameter. I would suggest using grapevine wreaths for this project because you can easily stick flowers and other decorative elements into them.
  • Two different, but coordinating ribbons - one for each wreath. You may want to choose a thinner ribbon for your small wreath, and a wider ribbon for your larger wreath.
  • Decorative elements of your choice, including artificial flowers, berries, birds, nests, your initials, etc. Think about what elements might work together on a wreath, but represent different seasons or holidays. For instance, one of your wreaths might have pastels foam eggs for Easter decorating it, while your other wreath has brightly colored flowers for summer on it.
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks to secure your decorations to your wreaths.
  • Sturdy wire or long secure ties to anchor your wreaths together (more on this below).

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Directions for Making a Double Grapevine Welcome Wreath

1. The first step is to decide how and where you want your wreaths to be joined. Lay them out on a table to decide where you want to place your smaller wreath inside your larger wreath. I wanted my wreaths to be joined in the lower left-hand section of my two wreaths.

Decorate the smaller ring of your double wreath first.
Decorate the smaller ring of your double wreath first. | Source

2. Then put your larger wreath aside and begin to decorate your smaller wreath. Leave the area where your two wreaths will overlap bare and undecorated. You can secure the beginning and end of your ribbon to the wreath with some hot glue, along with your other decorations.

If you have large stalks of artificial flowers, you can cut them down into smaller bunches of blooms, but be sure to leave a 5 to 7 inch stem on each bunch. When placing these small bunches of flowers in your wreath, add a little squirt of hot glue to the end of each stem before placing it in your wreath.

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3. Then decorate your larger wreath, again leaving bare the area where the two wreaths will overlap. Hold off on placing any flowers or decorations that you want to stick in between the two wreaths. These will be added after the two wreaths are joined together.

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4. Once your two wreaths have been decorated, place them together in arrangement you chose and bind or anchor them together using wire or plastic secure ties. Make your join in the undecorated section of your wreaths where you can cover it with ribbon and a bow when done. Then hold up your larger wreath in the vertical position to be sure that your smaller wreath does not move or slip when the two are hanging together.

I was planning to join my wreaths together using copper wire by wrapping many times tightly around both wreaths in the undecorated section until they were tightly secured. However, my husband strongly suggested using 10 inch plastic secure ties, like you might use to tie up a trash bag.

I ended up using the secure ties, but I think either way would work. I wove the pointy end of my secure tie halfway through the thickness of my top wreath, then pulled it back again through the bottom wreath. I secured the two ends together any pulled it as tight as possible without damaging my wreaths.

I used two secure ties, placed somewhat closely together so I could cover them with ribbon. I cut off the excess length on each secure tie before moving on to the next step.

How to Make a Fake Burlap Bow
How to Make a Fake Burlap Bow | Source

5. Next, wrap some ribbon over the area where your two wreaths are joined to make it look like they are tied together.

I find it hard to tie a bow with some of this bulky burlap ribbon, so I usually make a fake bow.

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How to Make a Fake Bow

The measurements for these directions will vary depending on the size of the bow you want.

First, take a length of your ribbon about 12 inches long and put it face down on your work surface. Then fold the two ends toward the center, forming a loop on each side. Overlap the two ends by about an inch in the middle and staple them in place. This will be the base for your center knot. You should be able to use a basic office stapler to keep the ends in place.

Then cut another piece of ribbon that is about three times the width of your ribbon in length. Center this piece of ribbon over your stapled area and wrap the ends toward the back of your bow. Pull these ends a little tightly to make a bit of a gather, then overlap the ends and glue them to the back of your bow.


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Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Double Wreath

6. I built up my bow and included more color by adding some hanging tie pieces. To do this:

First, I wrapped my ribbon around the area where I joined my two wreaths together. I glued the ends of this ribbon in place with hot glue. Then I cut two pieces of my main ribbon to serve as my hanging tie pieces. I also cut two pieces of some thinner yellow ribbon to add into my bow decoration to bring in more color. I played around with the position of these ribbons with my bow, overlapped these hanging ribbons so they looked like they were the tie ends from my bow.

Once I liked the placement of my hanging ribbons with my bow on my double wreath, I glued each piece in place to form my completed bow.

Placing your flowers on your double wreath
Placing your flowers on your double wreath | Source

7. Once your bow is secure, take your remaining flowers and decorations and glue them in place so that they look like they are coming out from between the two wreaths and that your bow is tying everything together. You might want to spread out some of your floral elements so that some of the pieces look longer in your arrangement.

8. Lastly, add a hanger to the back of your wreath and enjoy your new door decoration for months to come!

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      • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Herron 

        3 years ago from USA

        Hi Catherine! Good luck with your wreath project! I hope you make something you love and are proud to hang on your door. Thank you so much for commenting!

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        Catherine @ShadowDogDesigns 

        3 years ago

        Have never made a wreath - this definitely makes me want to try one! Thank you.

      • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Herron 

        3 years ago from USA

        Haha! I find that making wreaths is a great way to take your mind off your taxes :) Thanks so much for your comments and putting a smile on my face!

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        poetryman6969 

        3 years ago

        Lovely. My wife used to do these. If it wasn't tax season I would recommend this hub to her.

      • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Herron 

        3 years ago from USA

        Hi Sallybea! I've been admiring the double wreaths I've seen in magazines and was surprised to find how easy it was to make my own, with the decorations and colors I wanted. So glad you like it too :) This wreath makes me smile every time I walk through the door. Thank so much for stopping by and commenting!!

      • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Herron 

        3 years ago from USA

        Hi Glimmer Twin Fan! Thanks so much for your comments and share! Hope you feel better soon, and have a great weekend!

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        Sally Gulbrandsen 

        3 years ago from Norfolk

        purl3agony

        How pretty, you have surpassed yourself - love the color scheme and the easy to follow instructions. I certainly know where to come when I have to make one of these. I think I smell a HOTD coming:)

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        Claudia Mitchell 

        3 years ago

        This is beautiful purl3agony! What a lovely breath of fresh air as I sit her catching up on reading and commenting while I have a nasty chest cold. I love that it's a double wreath. I'm in the mood to make something new for our door. Thanks and hope you have a nice weekend!

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