Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath Photo Tutorial ~ Detailed instructions showing how to make a gorgeous layered wreath and a beautiful coordinating big bow.
Do you ever start a DIY project that you are super excited about and after you finish it you realize that it is one of the ugliest things you ever made? That happened to me this week. I wanted to make a Valentine’s Day wreath using red, white and black colours as well as foam, ribbon and deco mesh materials. But what I had in my mind did not turn out in reality. To be more accurate…. it bombed. Even my daughters who are at home living for a while and who I use as my critics commented that maybe this was not my best effort. That wreath is now tucked away in the garage and all of the photographs I took are now deleted and trashed.
So I went back to the drawing board and started again. This new and definitely improved wreath a purple, mauve and white colour scheme. It is made from two different grapevine wreaths, three different kinds of ribbon and a few silk Gerbera daisies. Fortunately I already had two of the ribbons and both wreaths were repurposed from previous projects. My heart shaped grapevine wreath is about fifteen years old and used to be decorated with burgundy, purple and pink flowers and ribbons. I stripped it and used it in this new project. The circle shaped grapevine wreath has been used several times several different ways. It was used in How To Create A Gorgeous Outdoor Pansy Planter and later in a Easy Fall Floral Outdoor Arrangement Tutorial and now it is hanging my front door.
I am using it as a Valentine wreath because it is made with a heart shaped grapevine wreath. But I did not use the traditional Valentine red, pink and white colours. Instead I went with purple, mauve and white mostly because of the materials I had in the house and I thought it would be a nice change.
I love creating wreaths that are layered with two different wreaths attached and decorated together. Other wreaths that I have designed and made using this method are:
Now I can add this heart shaped grapevine wreath DIY project to my collection!
Here is my…
Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath Photo Tutorial
(lengths are approximate)
- 18” (46 cm) circle shaped grapevine wreath
- 14” (36) heart shaped grapevine wreath
- 7 feet (3 m) 2 ½” (6 cm) mauve ribbon
- 13 feet (4 m) 5/8” (1.5 cm) purple ribbon plus
- 7 feet (3 m) of the same purple ribbon
- thin floral wire
- 13 feet (4 m) 1 ½” (3.8 cm) white wire edge ribbon plus
- 2 feet (60 cm) of the same white ribbon
- small purple and white silk flowers
- wire cutter
- yard stick/meter stick
Wrap the 2-½ inch wide ribbon around the circle shape wreath as shown in the photograph. Secure the ribbon by attaching the ends to the wreath.
Wrap the 5/8” inch ribbon around the heart shape wreath as shown in the photograph. Secure the ribbon by attaching the ends to the wreath.
Attach the silk flowers to the bottom of the heart shaped wreath. The flowers I used are purple and white Gerbera Daisies that did not come with a stem. Instead they already had twist ties attached making it very easy to secure them to the wreath.
Attach the heart shaped wreath to the circle shaped wreath with floral wire. I attached the wire in three places. I inserted two at the top of the heart and one at the bottom. I also tried to insert the wire so it was not visible.
Cut the 7 feet length of white ribbon in half and line it up back to back. Starting at the middle fold the ribbon back and forth creating four loops about one foot in length. The photograph shows you how it will look.
Pinch the looped ribbon in the middle with your fingers. Secure a length of floral wire very tightly around the pinched area. Set this bow aside.
Follow the same instructions as in Step 6 with the purple 5/8” wide ribbon.
Attach the purple bow to the white bow with a piece of floral wire. Cut a 2 foot strip of the white ribbon. Secure it around the combined white and purple bow in the middle. This strip nicely hides the wire and will be used to tie the bow to the heart shaped grapevine wreath.
Attach the bow to the heart shaped wreath as shown in the photograph. Fluff and poof the white and purple ribbon to make one very nice looking big bow. Trim the ends.
Use the leftover 2-1/2 inch ribbon to attach a loop at the top of the wreath. Loop another strip of 5/8” ribbon to create another loop to use on the wreath hanger.
That is it. That is my Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath Photo Tutorial! Here are a few more beauty shots…
It is adds a lovely pop of colour to the front door!
Final Comments: I used my repurposed heart shaped grapevine wreath that I have had for years but I think this wreath design would look just as gorgeous with a twin grapevine wreath. I was in Michaels the other day and they had several of this kind in stock.
I used mauve, purple and white colours to make this wreath because I love this colour combination and I thought it would be a nice change. A Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath would look just as pretty with read, white and pink ribbon and flowers! The colour scheme is very flexible and totally up to you!
Even though I designed this wreath for Valentine’s Day I think it will look great during the Spring season hanging on my front door!
I had planned to post my Valentine wreath blog several days ago but that plan had to be delayed because Plan A did not work. I am really glad I waited to share my Heart Shaped Grapevine Wreath Photo tutorial because I am very pleased and proud with how it turned out! It was worth the wait.
I have photographed and written a lot of “How to make a big bow photo tutorials to go with the various floral projects that I have created and shared. You might find How to Make A Big Bow and the bow I made in Christmas Red Ornament tutorial very helpful. I use slightly different techniques in both tutorials but the final product is equally as gorgeous.
Your turn: What are your favourite colours for Valentine’s Day? Have you ever made a DIY project to have it totally bomb and look totally ugly when you are finished?
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