Winter Grapevine Wreath: DIY Winter Wreath for Seasonal Home Decor
Learn how to make a winter grapevine wreath for your seasonal home decor. This DIY winter wreath is perfect for your front door and features traditional, winter elements including pinecones, pine needles, eucalyptus, winter berries and faux spray snow. Handcrafted using faux floral supplies from the craft store, this winter wreath idea is perfect as a winter decoration for your door throughout the season.
If you’re looking for gorgeous winter wreath ideas, then you’re going to love my winter grapevine wreath. This DIY winter wreath looks stunning on a front door throughout the holiday season. As soon as I put my Christmas decorations on my tree, this winter wreath idea gets displayed on my door. Because this grapevine wreath has a winter theme, rather than a holiday theme, I’m able to leave it up through February or March. Not only does this DIY winter wreath look amazing on a door, I also think my winter grapevine wreath looks lovely above a fireplace or on a focus wall in the dining room, living room or hall.
How to Make a DIY Winter Wreath for Your Front Door
The bulk of the supplies and materials for my winter wreath idea were purchased from Hobby Lobby, with the exception of the snow spray and the white glitter eucalyptus picks, which I found at the Dollar Tree. However, you can source similar materials for your DIY winter wreath from your favorite local craft store such as Michael’s or Joann’s. Or save money making your winter grapevine wreath by using floral picks, pinecones, winter berries and pinecones from the Dollar Tree.
The Dollar Tree has a number of loose pinecones as well as red, silver and gold glitter pinecone picks that would make beautiful additions to your winter wreath idea. They also sell pretty snow-covered, rustic pinecone ornaments that I think would make a lovely addition to your winter grapevine wreath. You could glue on the ornaments in an arrangement around the wreath, or simply hang one from the top center for an alternate look to this seasonal home decor.
The great thing about my winter grapevine wreath, is that it can be reused year after year to decorate your front door each winter. If desired, you can slightly alter the appearance of this DIY winter wreath by adding a reindeer, snowflakes or other winter elements. This is an easy way to update your wreath to give it the appearance of an entirely new wreath from year to year. Simply use floral wire to make changes or add additions, so any elements can easily be swapped out from one year to the next.
Ready to craft my winter wreath idea to decorate your front door? Keep reading to discover my helpful step-by-step instructions on how to make a winter grapevine wreath for your seasonal home decor.
DIY Winter Grapevine Wreath
This winter wreath idea is truly a statement piece for your winter home decor. Crafted using an 18″ grapevine wreath form, this DIY winter wreath adds an elegant touch to your front door for the holiday season. Following are the supplies and tools you’ll need to create this winter grapevine wreath, along with directions to guide you step-by-step through the process.
Supplies and Materials:
18” Grapevine Wreath
3 Pine Needle Branch Picks
2 Frosted Eucalyptus Picks
2 Iced Pine Needle and Pinecone Picks
1 Ruscus Bush
1 Pine Brunia Branch
1 Boxwood Leaf Spray
2 White Glitter Eucalyptus Picks
2 Red Berry Picks
3 Small Pinecones
Directions on How to Make a Winter Grapevine Wreath:
To make your DIY winter wreath, first lay out the base layer of greenery. Arrange the Pine Needle Branches, Eucalyptus, Ruscus Bush and Pine Brunia Branch to gauge placements on the grapevine wreath. All the greenery will sweep in the same direction, giving the wreath an elegant, sophisticated style.
Once you’ve arranged the greenery onto the grapevine wreath, zip tie two Pine Needle branches angled up the wreath. Then cut off the excess tails of the zip ties. (I like to use zip ties on larger stems to make sure they stay in place.)
Next, take the third branch and snip off the individual sprigs. Hot glue these sprigs to fill in between and around each of the zip tied branches.
Be sure to save three sprigs for later use. Once the rest of the base greenery is in place on your winter grapevine wreath, these sprigs will be used to fill in any remaining gaps.
Now snip apart the Frosted Rucus Bush with wire cutters and hot glue them to the wreath. Mine came apart into six sprigs. However, I bunched them together in three places on the wreath to make them look more substantial. The soft leafy texture of the Frosted Rucus Bush looks great against the spikes of the pine needle branches.
Next, you’ll hot glue the remaining background greenery onto your DIY winter wreath.
To do this, snip two pieces from the Pine Brunia Branch. Add one sprig near the top of the winter grapevine wreath, and one on the inside of the wreath close to the middle. These branches will give your winter wreath different color and texture.
Now fill in the wreath by adding the two Eucalyptus floral picks. I added one Eucalyptus pick on the outer edge of the wreath and one on the inside edge of the grapevine wreath.
Once you’ve added the eucalyptus, take the extra Pine Needle sprigs you cut previously when you first started making the wreath. Use these sprigs to finish shaping the wreath.
I had three spots on my winter grapevine wreath that needed filling in to give it a fuller shape. These sprigs worked perfectly.
Finally, the Boxwood Leaf Spray is a great way to finish off the end of any wreath. It hides all the stems at the bottom of the wreath. It also gives the rest of the branches a base to grow from, as though it’s ground cover.
To add the boxwood leaf spray to the grapevine wreath take the bush and cut it into sprigs. Add hot glue to the stems and place them straight into the winter wreath so that no stems are visible.
I added most of the sprigs to the bottom of the greenery. Then I used four boxwood sprigs to fill in other areas of the wreath.
Now lightly spray the three pinecones with the Snow Spray. I took the pinecones outside to spray them with the snow spray. This kept any splatter from getting inside the house.
Once you’ve added the faux snow to the pinecones, hot glue the bottom of the pinecones and arrange in a cluster on top of the Boxwood Leaf Spray at the bottom of the wreath.
Finally, add the finishing touches to your winter grapevine wreath. I didn’t feel like my DIY winter wreath had enough color. So I decided at the last minute to add a pop of red by using faux winter berries and some additional greenery.
To finish off your winter grapevine wreath, add the two Iced Pine Needle and Pinecone Picks. Trim the stems and then add hot glue to the back of the entire pick. Nestle these two picks down into the greenery and arrange them growing up the wreath.
Next, snip apart the White Glitter Eucalyptus picks and glue them sparsely throughout the greenery. Then snip apart the Red Berry Picks and use the hot glue to add the berries in various places, as desired.
Your winter grapevine wreath is now ready to be hung for display on your front door as seasonal home decor.
- 18” Grapevine Wreath
- 3 Pine Needle Branch Picks
- 2 Frosted Eucalyptus Picks
- 2 Iced Pine Needle and Pinecone Picks
- 1 Ruscus Bush
- 1 Pine Brunia Branch
- 1 Boxwood Leaf Spray
- 2 White Glitter Eucalyptus Picks
- 2 Red Berry Picks
- 3 Small Pinecones
- Snow Spray
- 2 Zip Ties
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue
- Lay out the base layer of greenery. Arrange Pine Needle Branches, Eucalyptus, Ruscus Bush and Pine Brunia Branch to gauge placements on the wreath so that they all sweep in the same direction.
- Zip tie two Pine Needle branches angled up the wreath and cut off the excess tails of the zip ties. Take the third branch and snip off the individual sprigs. Hot glue these sprigs to fill in between and around the zip tied branches. (Save 3 sprigs for later.)
- Snip apart the Frosted Rucus Bush with wire cutters and hot glue to the wreath. Bunch them together into three places on the wreath for a more substantial look.
- Hot glue remaining background greenery. Snip 2 pieces from the Pine Brunia Branch. Add one sprig near the top of the wreath and one on the inside close to the middle. Then fill in the wreath by adding the two Eucalyptus floral picks. Use one Eucalyptus on the outer edge and one on the inside edge of the wreath.
- Take the extra Pine Needle sprigs you saved for later to use to finish shaping the wreath.
- Cut the boxwood bush into sprigs. Add hot glue to stems and place them straight into the wreath so no stems are visible. Add most of the sprigs to the bottom of the greenery and use 4 sprigs to fill in other areas of the wreath.
- Lightly spray the three pinecones with the Snow Spray. Then hot glue the bottom of the pinecones and arrange in a cluster on top of the Boxwood Leaf Spray at the bottom of the wreath.
- Add the two Iced Pine Needle and Pinecone Picks. Trim the stems and then add hot glue to the back of the entire pick. Nestle these two picks down into the greenery and arrange them growing up the wreath.
- Snip apart the White Glitter Eucalyptus picks and glue them sparsely throughout the greenery.
- Finally, snip apart the Red Berry Picks and use the hot glue to add the berries in various places.
If you liked this winter wreath idea, then also be sure to check out my winter DIY suncatcher terrarium. It looks great as seasonal home decor hung in a sunny window, or display on a shelf, fireplace mantel or table. Or learn how to craft this DIY edible birdhouse for your outdoor winter decor. Not only does it look adorable, it’s also a great way to keep the birds fed through winter.