When I was in Maryland this Spring my sister and I worked on making a grapevine swag for her porch. It turned out really nice! The grapevines came from an area of her garden that she cleared, making this project a good candidate for the Monthly Craft Room Destash Challenge.
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While a pile of grapevines by a tree isn’t technically the craft room, the vines can be used to make a variety of home decor items and are a popular choice for making wreaths. In addition to working from our “stash” the other rule for the challenge is to limit spending for materials and equipment to $10. I think we might have been over between the LED lights (bought on sale) and the batteries, but not by much.
We started by sorting through the grapevines. We wanted long supple vines for the bulk of the swag. We used them to make two braids and wrapped them around each other for the base. It took both of us to manage the vines plus an assist from the picnic table.
The shorter vines were woven into the base to add some bulk. Finally the set of LED lights was woven into the grapevine swag (easier said than done!) We chose a set of lights that are run by batteries instead of plugging in to an outlet and tucked the pack into the swag after it was hung.
We used jute twine to secure the ends together as well as to help hang the swag.
It really looks nice and adds a nice touch to the porch of my sister’s old farmhouse, don’t you agree?
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