DIY Challenge-Grapevine Wreath Inspiration
I’m joining a group of talented bloggers for a DIY challenge to inspire with Grapevine wreaths!
Hello, sweet friends! If you are coming from B4 & Afters, Welcome!! We are so happy you stopped by! I just loved Liberty’s pretty wreath with the message that this time of the year truly is about.
For those who follow along, today I’m teaming up with Liberty and thirteen other bloggers for a DIY challenge, hosted by the amazingly creative and super talented,Terrie from Decorating & More with Tip !! You can check out all their amazing inspiration at the bottom of this post!
As you can see this month’s challenge is all about inspiring with grapevine wreaths. That just happened to be one thing, among all my craft supplies that I did not have on hand. So that in itself made this project a challenge! LOL! But thankfully, I was able to pick one up (pre-Coronovirus shut down) at Walmart for only $4.74
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I did on the other hand, have all the remaining supplies because I had already planned out in my head what I wanted to create.
This lovely Lavender and Lambs Ear wreath was my inspiration. This past year I’ve just fallen hard for the color and texure of lambs ear and I hope to plant plenty of it in our dream home’s garden! Of course, lavender has always been a favorite of mine and the combination of the two is just so calming to me.
Now, obviously neither plant is available here in Minnesota this time of year, so faux it was!
How to Create a Lavender-Lambs Ear Grapevine Wreath
Cut the long stem off from the lamb’s ear
I had ten stems of lambs ear left from another project so I needed to be a bit creative to make them stretch to fill the wreath as they aren’t very full stems. The first thing I did was cut the long stem off as I wouldn’t be needing the full stem. (Side note:) Aren’t you amazed at how realistic faux flowers and stems are now?
place the lambs ear stems where you want them on the wreath
Since I didn’t have a lot of lambs ear I decided to do a trial run before glueing them down. Once I had the stems in place I began spreading them out with my fingers, making sure the fuzzy side was facing up.
Glue the lambs ear stems into place
Turn the stem over and place a bead of hot glue down the length of the stem. Anchor the stem by tucking it into the grapevine and press into place. Hold the stem for 1-2 minutes and repeat until all of the lambs ear is glued down.
separate your lavender stems and begin to fill in the empty space with them
For this step I simply place a bead of hot glue on the end of the lavender stem and tucked it into the grapevine. Then I held it into place for 1-2 minutes. I repeated this until the entire wreath was filled in. This took about 3 bunches of lavender + some additional darker lavender stems that I already had on hand.
Add your ribbon
Lastly, since I wanted this wreath to look all natural, I chose a simple piece of burlap ribbon to hang it with. I simply looped it through one of the thicker (stronger) grapevine on the back (top).
Before I hung my wreath I fluffed up the stems a bit more to add additional fullness.
I’m so happy with how this wreath turned out! There is just something about those colors and textures that give me such a wonderful feeling of serene calm. Something folks, I guess we all need quite a bit of right now! Am I right?
I’m also thrilled with how much it cost to put this wreath together! The inspiration wreath was $30 and mine was just under $20!
Bonus? I can keep this up year round and for those who follow along, you know I’m loving that!
I hope you enjoyed today’s DIY project- A Lavender-Lambs Ear Wreath!! Next on the hop is Cindy, from Cloche and Lavender! Stop on by and check out her blog and lovely wreath! And don’t forget to check out the other links below for more grapevine wreath inspiraton!
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