I’m not crafty by any means. So if you’re intimidated by just the thought of designing and creating a custom farmhouse style grapevine door wreath, don’t be! And to make it even more fun, make sure to invite some friends and make wreaths together. That’s what we did and it was a lot more fun. Plus, we were all able to bounce ideas off each other and ask for opinions on how things were looking along the way. I know you can head to the store to purchase a wreath. But the best part of making a custom wreath is that you get to individualize your project as you like!
Custom Farmhouse Style Grapevine Door Wreath Materials List
The first thing you’ll want to do is gather the supplies you will need to create your custom grapevine door wreath. So dig into your craft supplies or head to your local craft store and pick up the following:
- Glue Gun
- Extra Glue Sticks
- Thin Floral Wire
- Grapevine Wreath
- Hydrangea Crown Or Other Large Flowers Of Choice
- Accent Flowers And Sprigs
- Greenery, Leaves, And Vine Of Choice
- Wooden Letter (I Used Our Last Name Initial)
- Burlap Ribbon (Or A Pre-Made Burlap Ribbon Bow)
- Tiny Eye Hooks
- Wire Cutter
- Extension Cord
- Paper Plate (To Put Hot Glue Gun On)
***I did use my husbands drill to start the holes for my small eye hooks. However, a couple of the other women wanted some hooks and just muscled them in. Took a bit of time and work, but they were able to get them in!
Lay out all your supplies and make sure everything is accounted for. Spread things out and remove all tags.
Prep your pieces. Cut apart stems and trim up flower sprigs to more manageable lengths. Then, lay all your pieces over your grapevine wreath and arrange until you find a design and layout you love.
Time to begin assembling! Start with your vine as your base. Lay over about half of your grapevine wreath. Once you like the position, secure using your floral wire. Add a couple of drops of hot glue on the front as needed too.
Once the vine is secured, it’s time to place your flowers. I used one large hydrangea crown as the main focal point. Work it through your wreath, bend over the tip, and secure with floral wire. Again, add a dollop of hot glue where the wire and flower stem connect.
Next, add your remaining sprigs, flowers, and greenery piece by piece. Secure each one with floral wire. Then, add a drop of hot glue to each piece as well.
I forgot to take a picture of the full back so I snuck a picture from the side. But you will want to take a drill with a tiny drill bit and make a couple small holes in the back of your letter. Then screw your eye hooks in. Depending on the size of your wooden letter, you may only need 2-3 hooks. I used 3 for my W.
Attach your wooden letter to your grapevine wreath with your floral wire. Weave the wire through the eye hooks and the wreath in several places to make it nice and secure.
Wrap your burlap ribbon into a bow. You can check on You Tube for some videos to help you make. But an easy way is to create your two big “bow ears” with enough ribbon draping on each side. Then wrap floral wire in the center to hold. Next, cut another piece of burlap ribbon and hot glue over the front floral wire for the center “ring” of your bow.
Use the remaining floral wire still hanging off the back of your bow to attach to your wreath in the desired location. I found it to look nice right below my hydrangea crown.
Now that your wreath is almost done, it’s time to flip it over. Search the entire back and secure all the floral wire pieces with dabs of hot glue to ensure that it will hold. (This was my 13 year olds favorite job.)
Pick your wreath up and give it a gentle shake. If any pieces move too much or change positions, take some time to re-secure. Utilize your floral wire or hot glue to make sure everything will stay put.
You’re just about done! Now you just have to hang your custom grapevine door wreath. I just use an affordable metal over the door hanger as you barely even notice it once your wreath is in place.
I always love a pretty front door. And now I like mine even more! This wreath makes for a welcoming entrance to our home and it’s exactly what I wanted. Being able to customize the colors, design, and letter made it worth the effort of creating. And when I say that I am NOT crafty, I mean it. I rarely make anything. Yet I was able to accomplish this task with minimal effort.
The total cost for my custom grapevine door wreath supplies was about $75. However, that includes everything on my supply list and I ended up with a few things left over. So if you even have the basic of supplies such as a glue gun and glue sticks, you will be able to save on cost. And don’t forget to watch for sales too! Most of my items were unfortunately not on sale when I ran to town.
If you’re feeling inspired and creative, you can check out some more DIY posts we’ve shared in the past here on Thrifty Nifty Mommy.
So tell me, have you ever thought about making your own custom grapevine door wreath before?