How to Make a Butterfly Grapevine Wreath
There’s no better way to welcome spring – and your house guests – than with florals, butterflies, and pastels! That’s why I was so pumped for my February wreath supply box, which came filled with all things spring. That includes a pretty pink butterfly grapevine wreath – so fabulous that it didn’t need too much added to it. All I had to do was put together some florals, make a beautiful bow and attach it to the wreath. Read on to learn how to make this DIY decorative piece and the supplies you’ll need to accomplish this look.
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February Wreath Supply Subscription Box
The biggest piece I used for this grapevine wreath – the actual wreath frame – came from my February subscription box from Deco Exchange. Every month, a new box is delivered right to my door and helps me create something new! These boxes are best used for inspiration, with wreath supplies that help motivate and inspire you to create something uniquely your own! This is NOT a wreath kit. Instead, you get various, seasonally-relevant wreath-making supplies and use your creativity and amazing talent to think up a project … then do it!
I made a gorgeous floral grapevine wreath with a super sweet sign and bow from the supplies in January’s box. From February’s box – ya’ll, I can’t even handle it – I’m making an ADORABLE butterfly grapevine wreath that’s perfect for Easter, spring, and summer.
I am exceptionally proud of the February 2022 wreath supply box because I personally helped pick out the items in this box! The items included two fun, glittery floral picks, a butterfly grapevine wreath frame, aqua and floral ribbon, striped mesh, and three SUPER cute, wooden Easter signs. If you’re keeping track, that’s enough supplies to make more than one type of DIY wreath!
If you want to learn how to make a butterfly grapevine wreath like mine, you’re in the right place! I’ll tell you what supplies you need and take you through each step below.
Supplies Needed to Make a Butterfly Grapevine Wreath
You don’t need to have the subscription box to make this wreath on your own. You can find similar materials from online retailers, like DecoratorCrafts, and at your local craft store.
Here’s what you need to make this grapevine wreath.
23-inch butterfly grapevine wreath frame (Get the same exact one on DecoExchange)
2 floral picks
1 greenery bush with small white blooms (found at At Home)
1 roll of 1.5-inch wire ribbon (I got mine from Sam’s Club)
1-2 pipe cleaners
Several zip ties
Instructions for Making a Butterfly Grapevine Wreath
Once you have your supplies and you’re ready to design, follow these five simple steps to make your own DIY butterfly wreath. If you want to watch how to do it step-by-step, check out my tutorial video included at the end of this post. You’ll also get to see all of the supplies that came in the February subscription box.
Step 1: Prepare your floral picks
Use a stem cutter to cut the stems of your two floral picks to shorten the lengths. If needed, use pieces of your greenery bush to fill out the floral picks. Use zip ties to secure all of the stems in the bunch, cutting any excess plastic.
Step 2: Bring the floral bunches together
Line the two floral bunches close together by the end of their stems, so the flowers are at both the top and bottom. Zip tie the bunches together.
Step 3: Make a bow
Pinch, twist, and loop the ribbon, gathering and pinching behind the loops. Do this at least ten times, so you have at least five loops on each side. Make sure the front ribbon stays on the top. Once you have at least five loops on each side, grab a pipe cleaner and twist it around the center of the bow nice and tight.
Step 4: Attach the florals and bow to the grapevine wreath
Use a zip tie to attach the florals to the grapevine wreath. Place the bow in the center of your floral bunch to cover the zip ties wrapped around the florals. Use the arms of the pipe cleaners to go through the grapevine and twist the pipe cleaners tightly together behind the wreath. To hide the pipe cleaners, stick the back into the wreath.
Step 5: Fluff your bow
Pull each loop of the bow to fluff them out a bit. Make a V cut at the end of the ribbon by folding the tails in half and cutting the end at an angle. Then, curl the tails slightly by rolling them up and allowing them to unravel on their own.
I say it in the tutorial video, and I’ll say it here, too. Remember, not all of your designs have to be elaborate or dramatic! Sometimes, I like to go for simpler pieces, especially when the frame alone is big or very detailed. I didn’t want to take away from the butterfly piece itself, so I only added a few pieces to it.
Other Grapevine Wreath Ideas for Spring and Summer
Grapevine wreaths hold floral stems and greenery bushes so well it makes them the perfect wreath base for spring and summer. I absolutely love the various ways you can display flowers in these wreaths. And because grapevine wreath frames are smaller, natural, and more toned-down, you can add ALL THE THINGS, including signs, florals, and BOWS!
Here are a few of my most recent favorites to give you some ideas for your spring and summer door décor.
For more inspiration or to purchase one of my grapevine wreaths, check out my Etsy shop, where you’ll find wreaths, candle rings, t-shirts, earrings, and tutorials.
Subscribe to the Wreath Supply Box
These wreath supply boxes deliver inspiration and amazing wreath supplies right to your door every month. More than 3,000 crafters are creating unique, designer wreaths from the items included in these boxes, and now you can too! And let’s just talk price for a second. The price of each box is $60 and has a retail value of about $80-90 worth of supplies. The February box cost $60, including shipping. And guess what the total retail value of all of the items was? $114!
That’s right. By subscribing to this box, I saved $54 on high-quality wreath-making supplies. That’s what I love about these boxes. They give you a ton of different high-end items you might not typically purchase because each item on its own might be too expensive. With these boxes, you get a variety of decorative pieces to try out. Sign up for a box and see for yourself!
Go to WreathSupplyBox.com to subscribe or get on the waiting list. Yes, there is sometimes a waiting list because these boxes are so popular!
How to Make a Butterfly Grapevine Wreath
- 1 stem cutter
- 1 glue pot
- 1-2 pipe cleaners
- Several Zip ties
- 1 23-inch butterfly grapevine wreath frame
- 2 floral picks
- 1 greenery bush with white blooms
- 1 1.5-inch wire ribbon roll
- Shorten your floral stems as needed and add pieces of your greenery bush to fill them out. Use a zip tie to secure everything together.
- Line the two floral bunches together by the ends of their stems, so the flowers are on the top and bottom. Zip tie the bunches together.
- Make a bow by pinching, twisting, and looping your ribbon. Make at least five loops on each side, then twist a pipe cleaner around the center.
- Zip tie the florals to the grapevine wreath, then place the bow in the center of the flower bunch to cover the zip ties. Push the arms of the pipe cleaners the bow through the grapevine and twist them tightly behind the wreath.
- Fluff your bow by pulling each loop. Make a V cut at the end of the ribbon by folding the tails in half and cutting at an angle. Curl the tails slightly by rolling them up and allowing them to unravel on their own.
Pin this tutorial for later if you still need to get your supplies together.
Expand Your Creativity with Me and Other Wreath Makers
Along with tutorials and subscription boxes, there are so many ways to develop your skills, inspire new creative ideas, grow your creativity and confidence, and even make money from the home design products you make. I absolutely love helping people succeed when it comes to creating! I love it so much that I’m now a creative coach with an incredible program, The Makers University. The creative coaching program is a monthly subscription you can cancel at any time and includes an all-access pass to THE BEST tutorials, live instructions, Q&As, creative challenges, discounts, and a community of more than 3,000 like-minded people who provide support, encouragement, help, and accountability.
If you’re not ready to join the creative coaching program just yet, you can also find A TON of tutorials just like this one on this blog or my YouTube channel. Check them out to learn how to make such DIY items as wreaths, bows, and candle bases. If you love these videos, be one of the first to be notified when I go live or post a new tutorial by joining my text group. All you need to do is text 810-498-2310 to get added. Once you’re in, you’ll get alerts on new videos, challenges, and classes and also have first dibs on boxes of ribbons to practice your bow-making. You can also text me pictures of your projects and send any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer. Text 810-498-2310 to join.