By Monica Resinger
Is your grapevine beginning to look like a mini jungle? If so,
take out your clippers and make grapevine wreaths!? If you don't have a
grapevine, but would still like to make grapevine wreaths, maybe you have a
friend or neighbor that has one that needs trimming.
How to make it:
First, take a long, fresh vine and form a circle in the diameter
you want the wreath to be. Most likely, you will have excess vine; wind this
excess vine around the vine circle you just formed. When the vine is to the end,
tuck that end firmly inside a space between two wound vines; on the first round,
there might not be two wound vines to tuck the end into, so just hold the end of
the vine until it is wrapped in with the second vine. Now take another vine,
insert the beginning end between two wound vines and begin the winding and
ending process all over again. Keep doing this until you have a wreath in the
thickness you desire. Keep in mind that the wreath will shrink quite a bit as it
dries, so you will want to make it? thicker than your desired thickness.
When you have finished assembling your wreath, you can lay it in the sun to dry
for a couple weeks, or bring it in the house and hang it to dry.? If you hang it
to dry, you may want to change its position every couple of days so the shape
will remain circular.
These wreaths make great gifts to give to friends and family as-is or fixed up
with dried flowers, herbs and ribbons. To attach anything to your wreath, hot-glueing
is the easiest method, but wiring things on with florist wire is another
method.? They are also great to hang on the front door or on your walls as
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