I have this space above my mantle that I have never quite figured out what to put up on it. I kept looking for different ideas and watched while I was at my thrift store shopping, but nothing came about. Then my friend gave me this grapevine wreath for Christmas and I filled it with greenery from the pine trees here in North Carolina. Well I am used to pine trees from Michigan and they are a bit more heartier. My pine branches were quite flimsy and did not fill my wreath up very well and within a week the needles were falling off! Needless to say, my Christmas wreath was only around for a short time. I do not like pine needles all over the house. I like simple, after googling images of grapevine wreaths, I created mine.
I started with leftover fabric from my bookshelf makeover to a benchseat and cut it into strips. They were about 2 1/2 inches wide
I didn’t do step by step photos—but here is the site where I found how to make these. Very easy and simple. I decided to do mine with the wrong side of the fabric showing more because I wanted to see it better on my darker colored mantle.
I then had my husband cut out our initial on his machine and I spray painted it with leftover paint used on my bookshelves. There was no nail holders in the brick, but up on the top moulding there was a tiny nail. I took some fishing line and tied it around the wreath and hung it down from that. I hot glued the flower and the letter to the wreath. Simple and easy. I can easily pull off the flower bow and change it for seasons if wanted. I will definitely invest in “fake” greenery for next year’s holidays:)
If you have some leftover scrap material try making these bows, very cute and easy to do. Be blessed today.