I’m a huge fan of fall bittersweet! It’s brambly and wild and so pretty in fall decor! It’s a wonder that I have not made a BITTERSWEET WREATH for my front door until now. This is wreath making 101! So if you have never made a wreath before or don’t think you are crafty… YOU CAN DO THIS! It will take you less than 30 minutes to complete and you will have a gorgeous fall wreath for your front door! Let’s get started!
This is definitely a “less is more” wreath. The bittersweet is enough and makes a beautiful statement!
STONEGABLE BITTERSWEET WREATH DIY
- 2 grapevine wreaths The size of the wreaths will depend on the size of your door and how big you want your wreath to be. I used 2 16 inch wreaths.
- Faux branches of bittersweet Buy the best looking bittersweet you can find. I’ve had these branches for years… more than a decade! I got them at a local shop. A local decor shop is probably your best bet to find great faux bittersweet. If you can find great looking bittersweet, go ahead and pay a little extra for it!!! You can take the bittersweet branches off the wreath and use them over and over for years! Do not use real bittersweet, it is way too fragile!
- Ribbon and wire to make a big fluffy bow. If you can’t make a bow, the shop that you buy the ribbon in will usually make a bow for you at no charge. Use at least 3 yards of ribbon to make the bow.
- Wire 2 grapevine wreaths together. See the arrow in the picture above. I usually wire the grapevine wreaths at 9:00, 12:00 , 3:00 and 6:00.
- Wire a fluffy bow on the wreath. The bow should be between 10:00 and 11:00 on the wreath.
- Cut apart the bittersweet, and stick the bittersweet twigs into the wreath on either side of the bow, as above. If the twigs are not very very secure, hot glue them in.
Fluff the bow and that’s it! So easy peasy… and quite striking too!
Don’t you love the fall twiggy-ness of this bittersweet wreath!