How to Create a Beautiful Living Floral Grapevine Wreath

This tutorial for a living floral grapevine wreath is simple and straightforward. You can use an old wreath that is laying around the house and pick up some sheet moss and a pack of pretty annuals at your local nursery. 

Living Floral Grapevine Wreath Tutorial

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Materials for living grapevine wreath.Materials

Grapevine Wreath (pic shows 18 inch wreath)
Sheet moss (you can use moss from your yard if it’s available)
Pack of annual flowers 

Vine cut from wreath to make planting hole.

First you need to make room for the flowers by cutting out some of the vines in the wreath in the middle.


Sheet moss set into grapevine wreath.

Next, place some sheet moss in the cavity you just created. You can also use moss from your garden if you have it.

Viola plug from nursery pot.

Remove your flowers from their plastic nursery pot.

Trimmed flower plug to fit into grapevine wreath.

Trim the bottom and gently shake out any excess soil.

Close up of living floral grapevine wreath.

Set the flowers tightly in the wreath.

Living floral grapevine wreath on front door.

Water well and hang.

When choosing flowers consider the type of sun they will receive where ever you hang the wreath. These violas like shade and should grow well on my front door.

Garden plants in living wreath.

I did try digging up a few plants from the garden. Unfortunately they did not last long because it was hard to get enough root structure to support the transplanting. This is where the root bound nursery pots  actually come in handy. 🙂

Close up of flowers in wreath on white door.

One final thing to note. I found that the plants dry out pretty quickly so you will want to water them daily. I just carry the wreath over to my kitchen sink and water it well, and then hang it back up.

You could change out the flowers for the summer. I think white alyssum would look great in this wreath. Another great idea would be any plants that you find being sold for fairy gardens. Their miniature size would be the perfect fit for this project.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Goldie Kauffman says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Can’t wait to do this with my daughter this long weekend !! Thanks so much for the beautiful idea. Happy planting 🙂

    • Hi Goldie,

      I’m so happy you are going to make this with your daughter. It’s a great project to share with another.
      Wishing you a blessed and Happy Easter!

  2. This is so pretty Patti – I’m wondering could you do a dip soak for watering? Thinking just dip the base into a pan of water and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Living in limbo here, there are so many things I want to be doing that seem to be surrounded by planting. Instead I keep putting things in storage and wait for the weekends when we can go to the property and clear. Saving this idea it would look cute hanging on one of my quail sanctuary entry doors. Yes I miss my birds…

    • Hi Carole,

      Oh I know you have so much going on. Don’t worry because you will be back in business before you know it, and your sweet birds will be with you soon too. Oh, and yes a dip would be perfect for watering this wreath. Great idea.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Easter holiday.

  3. Thanks for this great idea!

  4. So beautiful…I love this idea! Happy Spring!

  5. That is amazing! So pretty and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is so pretty.

  7. What a pretty “treatment” for the wreath (for lack of a better word)! I knew I shouldn’t have passed up a grapevine wreath I saw at the thrift store recently! Why is it we always remember the things we DIDN’T buy??? Love this wreath!!

  8. I love it! (Maybe you should consider putting a green or brown plastic liner in the cavity to hold some moisture in. I would poke a few holes for drainage.)

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