When setting my table for special occasions I always use lots of layers at each place setting such as a charger plate, dinner plate, salad plate, napkins and a decor item. I thought it would look nice to place a mini fall wreath at each place setting this year for Thanksgiving. However, I couldn’t find any small grapevine wreaths at the local craft store so I decided to make my own. How hard could it be? Well, actually not hard at all. They were super easy to make!
- grape vine garland (comes all rolled up – see picture above)
- 1.5″ ribbon with wired edge
- floral wire
- hot glue gun
To make a 6″ round wreath, cut the grape vine into approximately 20″ pieces. Bend the grape vine to form a circle. Overlap the two ends and secure by wrapping floral wire around them tightly. Cut the ribbon into approximately 28″ piece and tie a ribbon into a bow around the top of the wreath. Cut the ends to desired length. Then simply glue the acorns on the wreath with hot glue.
Tip: If you are using acorns from your yard, bake the acorns in the oven at 175 degrees for about an hour to kill any critters that may be living in them.
Wasn’t that simple and don’t they look cute on a dinner plate?
You can also use them in a fall vignette around your house. I placed one in a basket with a fall towel, pine cones and oil & vinegar cruet set.
Here’s another idea on how to use your wreath as decor.
They can also be used to decorate your door handles. It works best if the handles are stationary or on a door you don’t use often.