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DIY Painted Grapevine Wreath Tutorial

For the last couple weeks, I have been drooling over 2 wreaths that I have pinned on Pinterest. The first one was done by my friend Dinah over at DIY Inspired and the other was over at Sweet Daisy Design. When I went to Michael’s this past week, their 18″ grapevine wreaths were on sale for $1.89 (usually $5)! I couldn’t pass up that great deal, so I grabbed 3 and hoped I could make something great!

Wreath Tutorial

The first thing I wanted to do was spray paint my wreath.  I chose Krylon’s Ivy Leaf, which is a fantastic bright green.  I laid out plastic on the ground of the garage, sprayed a good first coat & let it dry.  When the coat was dry, I turned it over and did the same thing on the other side.  Both sides got 2 really good coats of paint, plus some touch up on spots the next morning.

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

The same day that I got the wreaths from Michael’s, I also found some really great decorative ribbon for 75% off! The one ribbon I bought is like a thin piece of burlap that’s been spray painted gray.  I really liked the look of it & thought it would look great with the bright green wreath.

Wreath Tutorial

Starting on the back of the wreath, I used my handy dandy glue gun to secure the end of the ribbon.  As I wound it around the wreath, I tried to 1.) overlap the ribbon so I could glue it to the ribbon below it and 2.) make sure to glue it to the bigger vines in the wreath.  When I was pleased with how the ribbon looked, I glued it securely to the back of the wreath.

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

When all the glue was dry, I took two fabric flowers I found at Michael’s that matched my paint really well.  I glued both of those onto the ribbon.

Wreath Tutorial

The only problem I had was figuring out how I was going to get the wreath to hang on my front screen door.  I decided to take the remaining ribbon from the roll, fold it in half & secure it with the glue gun. After it was dry, I wrapped it around the top of the wreath, glued it to the wreath itself, folded it over at the top & glued it again.

Wreath Tutorial

Once everything was dry and secure, I had a nice loop at the top of the wreath.  I passed picture hanger wire through the ribbon and was able to secure the wreath to my front screen door.  Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

Wreath Tutorial

I am completely in love with my new wreath and already have another one in the works for a friend.  I also love how little it cost to make:

Wreath: $1.89
Spray Paint: $2.50 ($5 for the whole can, I don’t think I used half but we’ll go with that)
Ribbon: $2 (regularly $8, but on sale for 75% off)
Fabric flowers: $4
TOTAL: $10.39!

Have you have made anything special lately?  I’d love to hear about it!

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By: Tara Kramarsky

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