How to Make Your Own Grapevine Wreath - 5 Top Tips to Creating with Ease! | 2min read
I personally love wreaths as a focal feature all-year round; however, there is something particularly special about wreaths during the festive season. Grapevines are one of my favourite materials to work with to create wreath bases. To follow are my five top tips for creating your own grapevine wreaths.
1. If possible, you ideally want to source long grapevine canes. This may not always be in your control, but when it comes to creating the shape of your wreath: the longer the vines the better.
2. Make sure the vines are damp when you construct your wreath. As a rule, dry vines can be brittle and more prone to snapping. Grapevine canes usually become available during the winter pruning season; so, it shouldn’t be too difficult to work with damp vines if you leave your vines outside in the elements until you are ready to use them. As winter can be dry at times in Perth, I have had to get creative and use a children’s pool to soak my vines prior to commencing construction.
I hope these tips save you some frustration and make the whole process a breeze. Happy making!