Decorating with grapevine is an inexpensive and original way to add a special look to any room. Grapevine can be used during the holidays and paired with lights and berries for a wintry look. Decorate your house with grapevine to add a rustic feel to your window treatments or handrails. Decorative grapevine garland can be purchased in rolls, online or at craft and home good stores starting at about £3.
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Things you need
- String, ribbon, rope, or fabric measuring tape
- Grapevine garland
- Thin wire
- Wire cutters or florist scissors
- Lights, silk flowers, berries, or other decoration
Tape a piece of string, rope, ribbon, or fabric measuring tape to the end of the railing or curtain rod where you want to hang the grapevine. Begin wrapping the string around the rod, spacing it the same way you will when you wrap the grapevine. Don't pull too tightly, however make sure there is no gapping or hanging.
Mark or cut the string when you reach the end of the railing, adding an extra few inches. It is important to give yourself a few extra inches to work with because the grapevine cannot be wrapped as tightly around as string can.
Unroll the decorative grapevine on the floor in front of you, away from pets and children. Lay the string you used as a measuring tool next to the grapevine so that it is perfectly straight. Use your knife or scissors to cut the grapevine at the end.
Hold 1 end of the grapevine against the curtain rod or railing where you want it to start. Place the end of the grapevine flat against the railing, and use your other hand to wrap a piece of wire tightly around the grapevine and rod, securing it in place.
Wrap the grapevine down the rod or railing, using wire to secure it at various points. Wrap another piece of wire tightly around the grapevine at the other end.
Decorating with Grapevine
Tips and warnings
- Tuck sprigs of berries or silk flowers into the grapevine. To decorate for Christmas, wind a string of white Christmas lights along the grapevine, then go back and tuck the lights into the vines to hide them.
- Be careful when working with grapevine, as it is made of wood and may cause splinters or snag clothing.
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