Learn how to make this simple and easy DIY winter wreath for winter decor around your home after Christmas
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Are you looking for a cute, winter wreath to hang around your home, but you don’t want it to be Christmas-ey? This DIY winter wreath is the perfect solution.
Let it be known, wreaths are still okay after Christmas! They are actually a beautiful and neutral way to decorate your home for the winter months, holidays or not.
For Christmas I made a fun wreath to hang above our bed with a festive bow and dried oranges, you can find the tutorial for it HERE. After the holidays were over, I wanted to swap it out for something more winter-neutral.
I used the same grapevine base, and got to work. If you love decorating for the seasons, you should SERIOUSLY invest in a decent grapevine wreath and some floral wire. Once you do you’ll find that the options are endless to what you can create with those and whatever you can scavenge from outside or around your home.
To keep things matchy-matchy, I added a handmade fabric bow to my wreath. I used the same fabric that I made my quilt out of. You can make something similar with whatever kind of fabric you like! OR you can use a ribbon bow or a simple bow from the store.
How to Make an Easy Winter Wreath
To make this simple, grapevine wreath for winter you’ll need just a few things, and a spare 5-10 minutes in your day!
- grapevine wreath
- floral wire
- real or faux evergreen clippings
- handmade bow: fabric scraps (one strip 32″x4″ and one strip 4″x2″), sewing machine, thread
to make your bow
- have your scraps of fabric cut to the appropriate size, one 32″x4″ piece and one 4″x2″ piece
- start with the large piece and fold it in half like a hot dog, with the raw edges together.
- moving on, sew a 1/4″ hem along the long, raw edges, and then turn it inside out so the hem is on the inside.
- now bring the two short, raw edges together, with the seam showing on the outside, and sew those raw edges together.
- continue by cutting off any excess, and turning the fabric inside out so the seam is on the inside and not showing.
- set this aside, and now with the small piece of fabric sew the long, raw edges together. Turn inside out.
- wrap this strip of fabric around the center of the large piece, and sew ends together in the back as close to the bow as you can.
- cut off any excess and adjust the bow as needed.
to make your wreath
- start by placing an evergreen clipping on the grapevine wreath, and form it around the wreath as you wrap floral wire around it to secure it.
- next, add another clipping on top of it, but a few inches above, and wrap it as well.
- continue to add clippings a few inches above the previous one, securing each one by wrapping floral wire around it and the wreath.
- leave small branches out so they can cover the floral wire.
- now, once you’ve made it all the way around the wreath and it looks uniform, tie your floral wire in back.
- Use a small piece of floral wire to secure the bow to the top of the wreath.
- thread it inside the back of the bow and around the wreath, twisting it in back.
- straighten and adjust the bow as needed, and you’re finished!
DIY Winter Wreath Tutorial In Pictures
Now Hang it Up!
What do you think?! Is this easy enough for you to give a try? I hope you do! Its such a fun and simple way to decorate for winter, after the holidays have passed. What other ways do you keep your home cozy and decorated for the cold months? Let me know in the comments below!
I’d love for you to follow along with me on Instagram HERE to see what else I’m making in our slow, handmade, and old-fashioned home.
Happy homemaking, friends!
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