504 Main by Holly Lefevre: How to Make Miniature Greenery and Grapevine Wreaths
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Monday, April 25, 2016

How to Make Miniature Greenery and Grapevine Wreaths

I try to deny it all the time, but I am wreath obsessed. My latest wreath crush is on miniature versions of this home decor favorite. I have made versions to use on signs and mostly to add a little touch of Spring greenery around the house. They are great to use on mantles, in vignettes, on tablescapes - pretty much anywhere. And they are inexpensive and simple to make!

wreaths by 504 main

This project is simple and goes quickly. After making 1 or 2, I was able to make a wreath in less than 5 minutes. 

wreaths by 504 main

Supplies
  • Greenery. Mine is from Michaels Garden Collection, Bush. It is $14.99 per bunch...BUT I made 6 wreath from one bunch..and of course use a coupon for 40% off!
  • Grapevine Wreath, size medium (about $1.00)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • OR
  • Stem wire of floral wire. (I wanted a brown, thin wire but they did not have any so I used a green wrapped wire) AND great scissors or wire cutters.
NOTE: I have made these wreath with hot glue and with wire. Either works. You need to be careful with the hot glue because it will show. The wire may show too but tends to blend in better. I use wire only now.



Make It!
  • Cut section of the greenery, leaving stems long. (you can trim them later)
  • Cut the floral wire into 3" pieces.


  • Lay the wreath flat.
  • Begin by tucking the ends of the stems into the cracks and crevices of the grapevine wreath. Place a good size stem about every 2 inches (you can fill in if you want it fuller later)
  • Really push those ends though, all the way to the back if you can. 
  • Your wreath should look like this.
  • Now, going clockwise, move around the wreath, looking for areas where stems of 2 different stems meet. 
  • When you see that wrap a section of wire around, being sure to make the twist of the wire on the back of the wreath. In some areas I was even able to poke the wire through the crevices in the wreath for extra security.

  • Twist the ends of the wire together, making sure the twist is on the backside. Trim/Snip off excess wire if necessary


  • Continue adding wire all around the wreath until the greenery is arranged as you like it and secured to the wreath form.



Now aren't these so pretty? They make a great accent to your homes decor and you can dress them up too! Of course this same method works for a bigger wreath too!



Now, come back soon...I'll show you how I made this signs using these miniature wreaths! 
 


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