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I saw this picture on Facebook last October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I knew that my mother, a breast cancer survivor, would love it.
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Grapevine Wreath
I did a quick online search, and I couldn’t find any ready made ribbon wreaths. Since I have my own grapevines in my yard, I decided to make my own. It was fall, the perfect time to cut the vines.
The first thing you have to do when working with grapevines, is soak them in water for a few hours. It will make them pliable enough to bend. Then I started bending them.
They didn’t want to bend in a nice circle, so I got out one of my metal tins that was a nice size for this project, and formed the grapevines around it. Making sure to leave two long tails for the ribbon. Of course, I had to take a break and have a nice cup of hot chocolate. It was chilly out, after all.
Once I had it as thick as I wanted it, I tied it together with wire. Ok, I used large twist ties. Use whatever wire thing you have on hand. Then I trimmed the ends so they were somewhat even.
Since I was making this into a breast cancer survivor ribbon, I used pink flowers. You could use whatever color and style of flowers you like. I hot glued the flowers onto one side of the grapevine ribbon. Use as many, and put them on as thick as you would like. I then looped a piece of ribbon through the top of the grapevine to hang it with. I tied it in a bow, and secured it with hot glue. You could also tie it in a knot instead of a bow.
My mother loved it!
Now, I know not everyone has grapes growing in their yard to get the vine from. So here a couple of ideas if you wanted to make a grapevine ribbon.
~Buy a large grapevine wreath, cut it in the middle at the bottom, and pull the two ends so they overlap, then tie together tightly.
~Use a grapevine garland, cut it to the length you want, form it into the ribbon shape, then tie it. You can experiment with forming the ribbon before cutting the garland, to see how long you want it.
I will be trying these methods in the future. I know some other people that would love one of these. Let me know how it comes out, if you try one!
Here are some options I found for purchasing grapevine that I think will be easy to use for making ribbon wreaths.
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You may also like my post on how to crochet a Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Scarf.
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