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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Faux Lavender stems

Faux Lambs Ear Stems

Glue Gun

Glue sticks

Wire cutter

Burlap Ribbon

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.

Puffy Lux
Source: Spring Rose Farms

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!

Looking for more inspiraton for your front door?

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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30 thoughts on “DIY Challenge-Grapevine Wreath Inspiration!”

    1. Absolutely beautiful Christine! I’m not surprised in the least.

      Continued prayers for Michael staying safe

      Hugs,

      Cindy

  1. Christine I am in love with your wreath. Two of my favorite things are lamb’s ear and lavender. When they are together it because my all time favorite! Thanks for sharing. Also thank you for joining in on the hop, I know with being in isolation it’s hard to do projects with short supplies. So glad you were able to grab a grapevine wreath before things got crazy. Happy Spring!

    1. Thank you so much, Terrie! I love the combination too! Getting supplies is challenging but that’s the fun part! Thank you so much for inviting me to join in! It’s always so much fun! P.S. Congratulations on becoming a grandma! You’re going to LOVE it!

  2. I love that you used lamb’s ear, too! If you lived nearer, I would give you some of my plants. They multiply a lot— so plant them in an area where you can contain them if you don’t want them to spread.

    Liberty

    1. Thank you so much, Liberty! I was ‘green’ with envy when I saw you had real lambs ear in your wreath! LOVED it! Thank you so much for the tips I will definitely keep that in mind!

  3. Christine, so nice to meet you on the DIY Challenge. I love lavender so I thought your wreath was beautiful. Pairing the lavender with the lamb’s ear looks great with the complementary colors and textures. The burlap bow was just right.

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