Patriotic wreaths are a great way to show your pride for the USA. Making your own patriotic heart grapevine wreath will be a great way to show your love for the red, white, and blue all summer long.
How to Make a Patriotic Heart Grapevine Wreath
I just love the combination of red, white, and blue in summer wreaths. It instantly makes me think of the pride I have for our country. I love all things red, white, and blue! This wreath will for sure help dress up your door for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or any summer month.
Supplies for this project:
- USA Flag Heart Sign from Greenery Market
- 22 gauge Florist Wire
- 16 inch grapevine wreath
- Red White and Blue Bow
- Wire Cutters
- Fern Stems
- Blue Ranunculus Stems
- Red Hydrangeas Stems
- White Filler Flowers
- Glue Pan
- Staple Gun
How to Make a Patriotic Heart Grapevine Wreath: Step-By-Step Tutorial
1. Prep and Attach Your Sign
Start by detaching any wire hangers that came on your sign. Now place your wood heart face down and staple your floral wire onto the back. These wires are the point of attachments you will be using to attach your heart sign to your wreath. Lay your sign on the right side of your wreath and make sure it won’t knock on the door so you may need to move in more toward the center of your wreath versus the outside.
Threading the wire through your grapevine attach the heart to the top and bottom of your wreath form. This will allow you to more easily get your florals in. If you take your floral wire around your wreath you cause the wreath to be really tight. Which makes it harder to slide your floral picks in later on.
2. Attach Bow
I premade a multi ribbon bow. This bow has 4 loops that are 12 inches long using a blue ribbon with white stars. Then I used a white base ribbon with red and blue stripes and did 3 loops that are 12 inches long. Next used a solid red ribbon making 2 loops also making the loops 12 inches. Then finished the bow off with a center loop that is 10 inches using the blue ribbon with white stars. Secure with floral wire.
To attach your bow thread your wire to the middle of your wreath on the opposite side of your wooden heart you just attached. Again thread your wire through the wreath versus around.
Don’t worry about your ribbon streamers. You can always take away or add ribbon streams as you create your wreath. I dovetailed the ends of these on this bow.
Learn how to make my popular Patriotic Multi-Ribbon Bow here.
3. Add Greenery
Using fern greenery bend your stems before placing to give them some life. Work your greenery by playing it around your bow. I started by putting one on the top, then placed one on the bottom of your bow. Dip your ends in hot glue before placing. Continue until you have your greenery nice and full around your bow.
Next, add in a different type of greenery. I am using a different color fern that is lighter green. Placing it up under that bow and on top of the greenery just placed. I alternate placing it under the bottom of the bow and under the top of the bow.
I added the third type of greenery to this wreath to add some texture. I even added a few pieces in the middle of the bow. You do not have to do this but I just love adding different types of greenery and texture to my wreaths.
4. Insert Florals
Using red hydrangeas I got from Select Artificials start by placing one stem under your bow in the middle and one on top. What I do to one side I typically do to the other to keep it balanced. Then place one a little lower to the inside of your wreath and one to the top outside of your wreath right near your bow.
I chose to use blue ranunculus next to help pull out the blue in the ribbon. Start by trimming your stems into separate pieces dipping your ends into hot glue before placing these florals. Work these in all-around your bow and florals you have already placed.
Keep layering flowers until you are satisfied with the finished product of your wreath.
5. Add White Filler Pieces
When working with red and blues for a patriotic wreath you will definitely want to add some white to your wreath. Using a filler bush of white small florals ,you will need to separate your bush into smaller sections and then shape it to come to life. Place these all around your bow and on top of your greenery.
There you have a nice Patriotic heart grapevine wreath. I hope you are now encouraged to just start and get creative with your wreath making.
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