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Wreaths are a great way of welcoming guests during Christmas time. Learn how to make a beautiful wreath using berries and grapevine from the tips given below.

Berry Grapevine Wreath Crafts

Do you feel that something is missing amidst your thousands of Christmas decorations this year? The answer to this maybe a colorful wreath to hang in the middle of your entrance door, over the mantle or in any corner of your house to increase the feeling of festivity during Christmas. A wreath is actually a ring made of a variety of materials like leaves, flowers and even fruits to be used as a Christmas ornament by hanging on a wall or resting over a table. A smaller version of this can be even worn as a headdress by young girls. This is often regarded as the prime symbol of the Christmas culture. Made mostly from evergreen plants, wreaths are a representation of the strength of life to overcome the hardest of the hurdles and in all times of tribulations and difficulties. It is also a symbol used by people to show their never fading love for Lord Jesus.

Commercially available wreaths are found in different patterns and colors like the twin set Christmas wreaths, the Whitney original Christmas wreath, and the very famous white Christmas wreaths. Apart from this, you can even create your own wreaths from a number of easily available materials. This can be, in fact, like a family project when you and your family can spend some quality time together. You can also teach your children to craft these wreaths which will also increase their creativity and innovative skills. A very simple technique for crafting a berry grapevine wreath is given below in this article.

How To Make Homemade Wreath Using Berries And Grapevine

Natural Berry Grapevine Wreath

Materials Required
  • Berries of different size and type
  • Crabapples
  • Florist wire
  • Grapevine wreath
Grapevine wreaths are mostly preferred for making wreaths as they turn and twist naturally thereby, offering the best base for crafting these decorative items. In addition to this, you can affix almost anything to this base like dried flowers, Christmas balls, glitters, and sprays. A 16-inch grapevine wreath is used and stems of berries of different colors and shape are weaved through it. You can use your own creative skills to create wreaths of different patterns and designs.

Grapevine Wreath With Artificial Berries

Materials Required
  • A grapevine wreath of desired size
  • Plastic berries
  • Craft glue
  • Spray paint of different colors
  • Powdered glitter
  • Satin ribbon
  • A paintbrush
All the above mentioned materials are easily available from any local crafts-shop and that too at very reasonable rates. Each of the berries is coated with the spray paint and the stems are applied with the powdered glitter mixture. Then, using a medium sized paintbrush, the stems of these artificial berries are applied with a generous coat of the craft glue and powdered glitter is sprayed over them using a spoon. The excess glitter is then shaken off and the branches are allowed to dry. Then, using a floral wire, each of these branches is fixed to the grapevine wreath ensuring at the same time that there is no gapping between these branches. This being done, a satin ribbon shaped in the form of a bow is added to the top of the wreath and secured with the use of floral wires. Then a monofilament or a loop of wire is attached to the wreath and secured with a thumbtack.