Grapevine trees are not just for Christmas, they can be decorated for every season or holiday to bring a touch of country to your home and surroundings. Grapevine is one of those wonderful things that this season brings and it is free and in my area, everywhere. You usually find it climbing up trees, across fences and along wooded paths.
You probably have everything you need to make your tree already, if you do some minor crafting. All you need is a little bit of creativity, an old tomato cage (can be bent, rusted or even broken), some floral wire and a pair of garden cutters.
- I make the trees immediately, so there is no need to soak the vines, but if you cut the vines and let them sit, you will need to soak them in water overnight. I don’t bother stripping all of the leaves off, they will dry and crumble off in time.
- Wrap a rubber band or floral wire around the three top spikes, forming the top of the tree.
- Attach one of the bigger vines to the bottom of the cage with floral wire and start wrapping around, saving the smaller vines for the top. When you reach the end of the vine, secure again with wire.
- Continue wrapping and securing with wire until you are close to the rubber band. At this point, I switch to the smaller vines I saved and continue to wrap until the spikes are covered.
That is it!!
Now to the fun part, time to decorate, add lights and let your creativity take over.
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