I have been admiring tablescapes with individual grapevine
wreaths under the plates but when I went to purchase
some, I decided I didn't want to spend that much money
on grapevine wreaths just for a tablescape. They were
selling for $20 each. If I did a table for 6, that would have been $120!
(Just for the wreaths!!)
I was out cleaning up the garden before the snow comes
and the weather was so beautiful and I had Christmas
music playing on the outside speakers to make
the job a little more pleasant,
I got a wild hair to trim the grapevines and started
twisting and wrapping
and ended up with a nice collection
of grapevine wreaths.
It was so easy and you just can't really get it wrong.
Just trim a long piece or two that will make it around
the circumference of your wreath a couple of times.
Bend it against your body to get the general size and
shape as you wind the vine around itself.
I just kept winding until I got them as full as I wanted them. I tried
to make matching sizes. I created two large - about 17-18 inches
across, 6 medium - about 10-12 inches across and 1 small -
about 6 -7 inches across. I ended up with 9 wreaths all for $0.
Don't worry if the thicker vines kind of split as you bend
them, that looks fine too.
See the very bottom center of the picture? That is a vine that has
split a little. It still looks great. I love all of the curlicues that
add character. While they are still pliable, shape them the way you want.
It was a perfect project for a beautiful afternoon.\
These will be so fun to create with, just in time for the holidays.
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