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Learn how to make an adorable and easy Christmas Grapevine Wreath with Duck Tape!
'Tis the season for Christmas crafting!
I love working on a few projects each holiday season, then enjoying them for years to come. From homemade ornaments to festive DIY garlands, there is just something about a hand-crafted Christmas that's extra special.
If you're looking for an easy holiday craft, then you're going to love making this Christmas Grapevine Wreath ... it's fun, festive, and so simple to make!
And you probably wouldn't guess it, but I made this adorable holiday wreath with Duck Tape!
Easy Christmas Grapevine Wreath
I kind of feel like I'm carrying on a family tradition here, because my mom loved making homemade wreaths!
My grandparents owned a farm, and it had a small patch of rocks covered with wild vines. We would visit a couple times of year to gather vines, which my mom used to create her own vine wreaths.
These days, it's very easy to find grapevine wreaths of all shapes and sizes from the craft store. So you can skip that step ... ha!
Making this mini Christmas wreath reminded me of all those fun times spent with my mom. And I loved getting creative with this DIY Christmas wreath by supplies I already had in my craft stash, plus one unconventional one: Duck brand duct tape!
Duck Tape is so fun and easy to work with, and it makes this wreath pop with festive Christmas colors!
Grapevine Wreath Making Supplies
I love that this adorable DIY Christmas wreath is so simple and affordable to make! Here's what you'll need:
- Color Duck Tape (I used red, green, white, and gold.)
- Card Stock
- Sharp Scissors
- Mini Grapevine Wreath (Mine was about 7-inches in diameter.)
- Mini Clothespins
- Mitten Template (Download it at the end of the post.)
Feel free to customize this wreath with your favorite colors. Duck Tape comes in a vibrant assortment of colors and patterns, so your options are practically limitless.
Want to make a larger wreath? I actually made a life-size pair of mittens, too, which would look so cute on a bigger wreath! Just size everything up a bit.
How to Make a Christmas Grapevine Wreath
So let's talk about how to make your own Christmas wreath! I'm going to walk you through the process step-by-step, and it really is so easy.
As you work with the Duck Tape, keep these tips in mind:
- You'll need a sharp pair of scissors. A dull pair won't cut through the tape cleanly.
- As you cut the tape, pull it taut. This will make cutting easier.
- Take your time working with the tape. If you get a wrinkle or air bubble, start over with a new piece.
- Work on a surface that won't stick to the tape permanently (avoid paper, cardboard, etc.).
- Cut the tape with the non-sticky side facing you.
Creating the Mittens
Print the mitten template on card stock, then cut out a mitten just inside the black lines. (The template has a few mittens, but you only need one ... unless you're making grapevine wreaths with a group.)
Tip: before printing, check the settings in your printer's dialog box. You want to print the PDF at full size (don't shrink the PDF to fit the page), otherwise your mittens will be too small.
Cut a 6-inch piece of white tape and fold it in half, like below. Press the tape together so you have a flat piece of tape that's 3-inches long.
Place the mitten template on the tape, then trace around it with a pen. Cut out the mitten just inside the pen lines. Repeat this process so you have two mittens.
Next you'll add the stripes and the cuff:
- Cut strips of red and green tape about ⅜-inch wide (you'll need two pieces of each color).
- Place these strips on the mitten, overlapping the edges and pressing to secure.
- Cut four strips of white tape about ⅛-inch wide. Place tape on the center of the red and green stripes.
- Add a strip of gold tape to the mitten cuffs.
- Trim around mitten edges, removing excess tape.
Tip: no need to measure the tape perfectly here, just eyeball it. It's also much easier to overlap the edges of the mitten, then trim off the excess tape later (rather than trying to cut the perfectly-sized piece of tape).
Making the Ribbon
Next, you will make the Duck Tape "ribbon". Here's how to do it:
- Cut a strip of white tape about 16-inches long.
- Fold tape in half horizontally (you'll end up with a narrower 16-inch piece of tape). Press flat.
- Following the tape's edge, cut three ¼-inch strips from the tape. Discard any excess tape.
- Repeat this process with the red and green tape.
Tip: want to make this step easier? Use narrow grosgrain ribbon instead of making your own.
Adding Ribbon to the Wreath
Start with the white ribbon. Attach the three pieces of ribbon together with small pieces of Duck Tape, creating one long piece of ribbon.
Wrap the ribbon around the wreath, securing it on the back with more tape.
Once you've added the white ribbon, add your red and green ribbon. Secure on the back with more tape.
I placed the red and green ribbon on either side of the white, but the position is really up to you.
You could also go with one color of ribbon to simplify your wreath, if you prefer.
Finishing the Wreath
We're almost done! The next step is adding the mittens.
Start by cutting a piece of twine about 4-inches wider than your wreath. Knot the twine to the back of the wreath.
Attach the mittens to the twine with the mini clothespins.
And that's it ... you're finished. Wasn't that easy?
I had so much fun working with Duck Tape on this holiday project.
There are so many colors and patterns of tape to choose from, and the quality of the tape is so high (not to mention durable). I know this wreath will last forever!
How to Display Your DIY Christmas Wreath
This Christmas Grapevine Wreath is pretty small.
To make it stand out, I'd recommend displaying it with your favorite Christmas decorations to create a festive vignette. You could also make a pair of wreaths to hang on either side of a larger picture or holiday sign. Or hang the wreath on the front of a bookcase, mirror, or shelf.
I used a little twine to attach my homemade Christmas wreath to a wood shutter. It looks so cute, and I can't wait to show it off this holiday season!
Downloadable Mitten Template
Ready to make your own wreath?
Click anywhere on the image below to download the free printable mitten template.
For best results, print the PDF at full-size on card stock paper.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Let me know if you make your own Xmas wreath. I'd love to see how it turns out!
Have you ever made a craft with Duck Tape?