This is Jessica again, from The Vanderveen House, where I share all our renovations, DIY projects, and furniture makeovers. I’m back again today at the Weathered Fox to show you an easy and inexpensive DIY grapevine wreath.
A few months ago I built some rustic cedar planters. Those planters looked so lovely with bright summer flowers…for a little while. By the time the summer ended I was looking for ways to brighten up the front of our house and add a bit of fall decor. What better way than with a fall wreath? I made this DIY grapevine wreath using materials I found outside around our property, and it cost me a total of zero dollars. However, if you don’t have access to grapevine and various other grasses and berries, I’ve provided links for various supplies to recreate a similar look.
- Grapevine (or pre-made grapevine wreath)
- Flowers (artificial options: lavender, peonies, wildflowers)
- Grass (dried grasses)
- Berries (artificial options: blueberries, burgundy, green)
- Wreath Hanger
Make a Grapevine Wreath
I like to take my kids for walks outside during the summer. We like to look at all the different plants that are growing, and how everything changes during the summer. I live in the middle of the country, so there are lots of wild plants and vines growing around. On one of our walks, we collected lots of wild grapevine that grows along the ditches.
To make a wreath I first created a circle with the grapevine about 18″ in diameter. Then I just continued to wrap the vine around itself to make a sturdy and thick wreath. This is how it looked with just the plain grapevine wreath. You can remove the leaves from the vine, but I left a few on to give it a more natural look. A lot of the vines were still green, but this makes them more flexible. It doesn’t take long and they will dry out and blend in with the other vines.
Decorate Wreath With Flowers and Berries
Then on another walk the kids and I collected all kinds of pink and purple flowers, different types of grasses, and berries. I like muted jewel tones, especially for fall. I find this gives a softer and more natural look to a fall wreath. If you look around outside there are so many beautiful colors at this time of year. Once you’ve collected all your flowers and berries, just weave the stems into the grapevine.
I don’t always know where to stop, so I just kept collecting and kept adding to the wreath until I felt it looked right.
The flowers and vines will fade over time as they dry out, but the beauty of this wreath is you can easily pull out anything that doesn’t look great, and replace it with whatever is blooming and colorful at the time.
There are so many colorful berries, but my favorite are these lime green ones that I found. They give a nice pop of color in the middle of all the other muted tones.
And that’s it! Hang it on your front door using a wreath hanger, and you have a very easy and inexpensive DIY grapevine wreath to spruce up your front door!
If you don’t have access to wild grapevine, and want to just skip right to the finished product, here are some beautiful fall wreaths that will also give that soft and natural farmhouse look.