Grapevine wreaths are easy to make; with annually pruned vines wrapped around a wire form and decorated in a rustic style or with seasonally appropriate decorations they can enhance your rustic look in a big way.
Large grapevine wreaths can be used for a dramatic feature or focal point in an entry way, on a door or above a mantel.
favorite aspect of grapevine wreaths is the rustic and charming
texture, which even if they’re left undecorated are very attractive.
They are one of the easiest ways to give your home a country look, while also fitting into even a classic or modern space.
Make sure you have a lot of prunings of grapevines to choose from. Luckily, many vineyards will prune their vines in the fall to make tying in easier, so if you know someone who has a vineyard, make friends with them.
I usually wind the grapevines the same way, although criss crossing vines on a grapevine wreath is also effective. It’s a different texture, more like a braid than a spiral.
To decorate your grapevine wreath, think outside the box.
Rustic tin cut outs, such as stars, moons and other shapes.
Berries, or dried fruit slices, seeds such as sorghum or millet seed heads, especially for a large grapevine wreath hung outside will attract chickadees and other small birds during the winter. Hang this on the outside of a window to help the birds out in two ways: for a meal, and to prevent window strikes.
A large grapevine wreath above the mantel, with a similarly styled grapevine garland or swag pulls the look together. Use the same type of colors or materials as a complement.