Hello everyone! Remember back in the fall when I showed you my DIY grapevine tree made from a tomato cage and how I decorated it for the fall? Here is my Christmas edition! I ended up making a few of these for Christmas.
You can read the fall grapevine tree post here. For my video tutorial on how to make the basic grapevine tree, watch below.
I’m also including a few pictures on exactly how to get the grapevine tree started. I have made quite a few of these trees since my initial tutorial post, and the only thing I have changed is that I use 2-3 smaller grapevine trees for the top section- it just makes it easier to get the top done. They are the $1.99 2-pack ones at Hobby Lobby.Once the tomato cage has been spray painted and tied at the top as shown in my initial tutorial, I use the florist wire and tie the end of the grapevine to the bottom of the tomato cage as shown below. For the entire first loop, I tie the grapevine to the vertical tomato cage pieces with florist wire. After the first loop, I only do the wire at the end and beginning of each grapevine piece.Trying to get the grapevine wrapped around the tomato cage can be a little tricky, so this is how I get it done:
I hook the extra grapevine to the top portion of the tomato cage where I tied it together. It does a good job holding the grapevine out of the way. I usually leave the top pieces of the cage as they are, because I usually have bows or decor at the top of my grapevine trees hiding it. If you plan on leaving your grapevine tree plain, I would cut these pieces poking out off with heavy duty wire cutters. I also like that they make the tree easier to carry.
I did the one on our front porch a few different ways. The first one, I forgot to take a picture of, but here are the last two ways I had it. This one was using faux berries and snowflakes, both found at the Dollar Tree, with a big burlap bow.
In my Christmas Home Tour, I showed you my tree that I added lights and a garland all-in-one to. This garland is so easy to make. All I used was a strand of lights and strips of red and brown burlap.
Here is the most recent one I made. A big burlap bow with red and green decorative sprays, white beaded garland, and faux red berries.I love how these trees can be decorated for any season or can be left plain and still make great decor. So many options!
Thanks for reading!