I found a grapevine wreath in my basement while organizing and cleaning up the house and the wheels began to turn! I love having a wreath on my range hood and wanted something simple for winter time.
Cue the leftover dried orange slices, star anise and dried pine I had. I like the idea of having a spice wreath in the kitchen and the combo smells amazing!
Here’s so helpful tips when making this wreath!
I like to use fresh pine whenever I can (considering I’m surrounded by pine trees in Wyoming, it’s pretty fitting!)dried pine can be finickyand I have found if you cut the limbs and hang upside down for a bit, it will dry and then I run my fingers downward on the limbs to get off any loose needles.
Find your pattern! Put all your pieces on the wreath first before glueing to make sure it looks good. I’m glad I did this as I switched from the eucalyptus to the pine. I love eucalyptus but the pine was more fitting for my winter theme.
Grapevine Wreath (I used a 12 inch)
Dried oranges (I do enjoy dehydrating my ownwhen I have time, but Amazon carries a great brand!)
I started by placing my pine in the grooves of the grapevine. I made sure they were tightly secure and didn’t glue them as I plan to remove them and stick some summer herbs in the wreath at a later time (do you see where I’m going with this?!)
I glued my pine cones on and together since they are heavy.
Next was the fun part! I glued the orange slices in a single layer then when back through and added smaller orange slices to make it look full and fill in gaps.
Lastly was adding the star anise which I just randomly placed to give a natural look.
It’s done! And all it took was stumbling upon a wreath in my basement, gathering a few supplies around the house and having a new wreath!