Angel hair vines have more uses than as a filler or camouflage material in the base of a floral arrangement. Make home decor crafts from bundles of these thin, natural vines to hang on walls and doors, decorate tables and line mantels. With the right supplies, beginning craft artists can create stylish accents for a country, French country, eclectic and rustic-style home.
Shape a 3 inch to 4 inch diameter bundle of angel hair vine into a circle to make a wreath that resembles a miniature grapevine wreath. Weave the ends together to complete the circle or overlap the ends and tape them with floral tape. Another way to make an angel hair wreath is to trim the vines into 6 inch to 8 inch strips and attach one end around the perimeter of the face of a foam wreath frame. Glue the vines to the frame with one-part epoxy adhesive so they extend beyond the outside edge of the frame.
Make angel hair vine garlands by joining lengths of vine bundles end to end to a length of twine or rope. Cut the twine to the desired garland length, then attach the angel hair bundles to the twine with craft wire or raffia. Overlap the ends of successive bundles to camouflage the wire attachments. Decorate the garland with silk flowers, faux berries and other floral picks to coordinate with your home decor Wrap a strand of twinkle lights from end to end to use the garland as an indoor or outdoor holiday decoration.
Create a bird's nest centrepiece for any tabletop with angel hair vine, hand-painted wooden eggs and a bird floral pick. Shape the nest by making an angel hair vine circle to the desired size. Insert green craft moss inside the circle to form the bed of the nest; attach the moss to the sides of the vine circle with hot glue. Paint wooden eggs with acrylics and place them on top of the craft moss. Finish the project by attaching a floral pick bird to the side of the bird's nest. Floral picks fit between the vines in the bird's nest.
Cover foam craft balls with angel vines to make decorative vine balls. Cut the vines into strips that fit around the circumference of the foam ball. Glue the vines to the ball with hot glue. Cover the ball completely, then add a second and third layer of vines overlapping the previous layer. Place the vine balls inside of a shallow bowl to make tabletop decorations or hang them in trees throughout your garden to add design interest.
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