Do you love to use natural elements at the holidays? I do and today I’m sharing how to DIY a faux grapevine tree for Christmas. Inspiration came from the holiday shop at Terrain.
If you’ve not been, it’s a great outing for inspiration and gifts.
There are two in Pennsylvania that are a few hours away.
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My project is a quick and easy DIY.
Are you drawn to grapevine wreaths?
Not only do I love grapevine wreaths, but also give me all the orbs and trees.
Unfortunately, they are not the cheapest.
Using the leftover tomato cages from my Halloween ghosts, I decided to create my own.
I went for a minimalist look and used things I had on hand. Is that not the best craft?
One where you don’t have to spend a penny.
Basically this a sort of “faux” grapevine tree, because I did use one circle of grapevine that I had purchased at Michaels a few years ago.
I just wasn’t sure what to do with it.
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STEPS TO CREATE A FAUX GRAPEVINE TREE
After gathering your supplies, use wire to attach the top three pieces of the tomato cage together.
You could use a zip tie, rubber band or wire. I used a pony tail holder.
The next step is to grab your kraft paper. I unrolled it about 15 inches and then cut it.
So now I had another thinner role. I took the thinner role and cut it in pieces. After it looked like this.
You are left with long strips. It doesn’t matter how long, but the longer, the less you will have to use the glue gun to attach an edge to the metal.
I used a spray mister I had to dampen the paper to make it more pliable as I scrunched and twisted it.
Now it is time to attach the kraft paper to the tomato cage. Beginning at the top, twist it around where the wires come together to hide them.
After you have done that, use a drop of glue from a glue gun, to attach one end of the twisted paper to each horizontal and vertical metal.
After it is dry, then wrap the metal with the kraft paper until all the metal is covered.
I did not put kraft paper on the metal base in case I put it outside, it would just get torn up.
The next step is to set up a space to spray the entire piece with any brown spray paint you may have.
I had some Rustoleum primer so that is what I used. You could skip this step if you don’t have paint.
If you painted it and let it dry, then it is time to add the roll of grapevine.
It’s coiled up, so I started at the top and then pulled to down the length of the tomato cage and attached the end to the bottom ring of the tomato cage.
After you have added the grapevine, you can add any lights that you may have. I had these on hand from Terrain but you could also use these with brown wire from Amazon.
I ordered some of these because I have another tomato cage to use.
Green wire would be fine too, or even the small battery operated lights would look great, especially with copper wire.
Next I created a clay star for my tree using Sculpey clay in brown.
This was perfect to match my tree and I found it in my craft room.
After I rolled the clay, I cut the star, put holes in each point and baked it for 15 minutes.
I wanted the holes so I could poke the lights through to light up the star.
DECORATING THE TREE
Now it’s time for your imagination. I added the star to the top and pulled the lights through.
I dried some orange slices and plan to make a garland for the tree. This will probably end up on the front porch because I love the natural elements next to my other decor.
You could add cranberries, ornaments or just leave it plain. It’s easy to decorate it any way you like. Just the twinkle lights make it so cozy.
Another idea I had is to use these Star Anise to make a garland to decorate with. They smell wonderful.
SUPPLIES FOR A FAUX GRAPEVINE TREE
- Tomato Cage (I got mine at Lowes)
- Kraft Paper (1/4 of a roll)
- Grapevine Garland
- Brown Spray Paint
- Clay Star (optional)
- Dried Orange Slices (optional)
Next up is Kim from Perfecting Places, she is showing us how to decorate using those beloved bottle brushes.
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Thistle Key Lane – Christmas Ornament Makeover with Paint
Hen and Horse Design – Easy DIY Advent Wreath
Saved by Salvage – DIY Faux Grapevine Wreath
Perfecting Place – Simple Ways to Decorate with Bottle Brush Trees
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