- 18" wood dowel or thin branch
- 6–9" diameter flat round plaque
- One small grapevine wreath approximately 6–8" in diameter, decorated on both sides
- one yard each of red and white ribbon
- drill and 1/4" drill bit
- one 11/4" length flat-head wood screw (adjust length to thickness of wood plaque as screw will need to extend through the plaque to secure the dowel on the other side)
- hot glue gun and glue stick
- Drill hole through bottom of center of plaque and drill a hole 1/2" deep into the bottom of the dowel.
- Glue ribbons crossed on top of dowel.
- Attach dowel to stand by screwing the screw through the plaque, and then screw dowel onto the screw.
- Glue wreath on top of the dowel by melting a medium dab of glue on top of the crossed ribbons and to the bottom of the wreath, then join the wreath to the top of the dowel. To make more secure, wait a few minutes and then glue around the edge of the wreath where it meets the dowel, filling in gaps.
- Braid the ribbons—one color going left and under the other color, which is moving right. Braid about 2" down dowel and tack to dowel with hot glue gun to keep in place. When set, tack the ends of the ribbons to the edge of the wood plaque with hot glue.
- You can also add a small figurine, bird figure, or other symbolic items in the opening of the wreath.