I’m excited to start sharing some of the things I’ve been making and re-purposing in my home. I shared this in my DIY – Sneak Peak this grapevine wreath. I already knew I was going to start with this DIY when I ask;
‘Which one do you want me to share first?’
Since moving into our current home I was happy to find out that our new neighbors love gardening like I do. They have a very healthy grapevine growing alongside the fence that goes between our properties.
How Healthy was this grapevine?
With help from my mom, (how taught me canning), we made 26, 1 cup jars worth of grape jelly.
We couldn’t eat it all so we gave lots of it out as gifts to family and friends.
Back to the wreath…..
I noticed there was vines growing most of our backyard length, Like 20 – 30 feet long.
I cut 2 of these 20 – 30 foot lengths and attempted to wrap it into itself.
I love that it’s not “perfectly round” like craft wreaths from the store.
Current cost at this point: FREE
I was super happy how it turned out. I had already purchased the leaves from the dollar store for another decor project.
I used wire to attach the leaves. Then used some twine to hang it up and my mantel was ready for fall.
I was so happy with how it turned out. If you haven’t caught on, I like to make things with little cost possible.
Here’s other versions of the wreath
I have been using floral from the dollar store and more wire to continue to make these.
Here’s the final result: Spring Wreath
I loved how it went above my old keyboard.
When I remade my spring wreath it went on my front door.
It’s the same picture from my other post and my “welcome home” one. Here it is again.
Close up you can see it’s not perfectly round. From a distance you can’t tell.
I’m actually taking this one down as summer is here. You will see in the near future what I plan to do with the flowers in another DIY soon.
If you can’t make one I would recommend this one from Amazon:
- If you want to make one? Find a friend or family member of someone in your community who has a grapevine.
- Please ask permission once the grapevine is done producing.
- I cut it once the leaves fell off.
- Cut off 20 -30 foot lengths (if possible).
- Shorter lengths will make the wreath smaller.
- The grapevine will still be green on the inside so it’ll be easier to bend it.
- If the skin splits – don’t worry.
- The green part will dry out and become brown.
- It will dry out and seem brittle, but it dried this way so I don’t see it breaking.
- I’ve had mine for 3 years and it hasn’t broken.
Another Fall Version
Let me know if you made one?
I would love to know how it turned out.