Monday, September 23, 2013

Grapevine Garland Pumpkin Wreath





Have you ever tried to make something with the plain grapevine garland that you see in craft stores?  I was determined to make a pumpkin shaped wreath. You see them everywhere during the fall.  Especially decorated ones on pinterest and etsy . I found some available to buy for fifty-nine dollars.  I don't think so!
Anyway, I originally thought the wreath was one piece, soaked in water and manipulated to look round like a pumpkin.

Then after I made one, I read on pinterest that the wreath is actually three grapevine wreaths overlapping and wired together with an added twig shaped stem.


I'm here to tell you that this is not how I made my wreath.  I wanted one that if you looked at it from the side, it would appear round or oval like a pumpkin.  I must admit I had a hard time trying to accomplish this.  At first I tried wrapping the already coiled garland into a pumpkin shape.

I twisted and wrapped, and tugged and bended, but just couldn't get it right.  Then I decided to make a single pumpkin shape with a stem and go from there.
I thought it would be easier for me to cut the garland and insert the ends into the main part and wrapping the garland in place with twig wire to secure.  Keep in mind that I didn't see that the pumpkin shape wreath could be done just by overlapping three garland wreaths together and securing with wire.  So easy!

But I did it the hard way by inserting cut off garland pieces.
Cutting off the end piece and wrapping and blending together.

And then adding the cut off wrapped twigs for a straighter stem.

Voila!



Make sure to secure any loose twigs for a neater look.  And be very careful.

Now decorate!


Side View



I'm loving this and I hope you do too!
 

Take a little time to enjoy!













33 comments:

  1. Goodness Gail you made the grape vine wreath!! It turned out great and I love how you decorated it! I like how it's got some depth to it- fabulous job!

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  2. I love this! I was trying to think how to do a pumpkin wreath and this is just such a cute idea!

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  3. This grape vine pumpkin turned out so nice. It so pretty how you decorated it.

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  4. That is so beautiful Gail, I wish you were close enough to help me decorate :)

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  5. That is just lovely Gail! Good for you for sticking to it. It turned out great!

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  6. What a fabulous idea!! Your pumpkin is beautiful.

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  7. I hope you were wearing gloves! No wonder they cost so much. It is beautiful and the shape is perfect.

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  8. You have such a knack for harmonizing the different colors and textures in your creations. I have some pieces from last fall's fixings that will go well with this. Thanks for being such a positive and creative source of inspiration for us all! Happy Autumn, Gail.

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  9. Oh so pretty and what a creative idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks also for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Very cool! Love that it's 3-d. Thanks for sharing at the CreatIve Muster party!

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  11. A beautiful fall wreath at a good price!

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  12. I love it Gail! Whenever I go into a craft store, I always snap photos of things I KNOW I can make. I just recently saw the grapevine pumpkin, how cool! And you made it! It really looks amazing! Way better than the one I saw.

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  13. Love it! I have never worked with grapevine before, but now I might have to try it! Too cute!

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  14. I LOVE what you have done. You should come show off your creativity starting at 8PM CST at Craft Frenzy Friday! http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/09/craft-frenzy-friday-6.html It won't be a party without you!

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  15. Love your beautiful wreath!! It is just lovely and so seasonal!!

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  16. Wonderful job! I like your pumpkin grapevine wreath better than the one on Pinterest.

    Judith

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  17. That wreath is adorable! I love it! Thanks for linking up to #LOBS!

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  18. So creative!! It's beautiful too! Such a nice way to get into the spirit of the season! Thanks for linking up with us at LOBS!

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  19. That is absolutely my favorite wreath EVER! I just made a wreath that was so ugly, I'm not even posting it!I love that you didn't take the easy way girl! I have tried to mess with bittersweet vine and have not had much luck! I love your wreath Gail, you are awesome!

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  20. Beautiful wreath!!! Great job Gail! You are so creative!!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Blessings,
    Vesna

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  21. I am loving this! I also admire your energy, I am always looking for short cuts and you always go the extra mile! This is awesome! I have tried to manipulate grapevine and immediately gave up! Your pumpkin is worlds better than $59 etsy one!!
    Jenna

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  22. Very clever! I think your piece is lovely. Happy Fall!

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  23. What a clever idea for fall! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  24. Many of these things are not as easy as they look. Yours turned out great!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. Excellent tutorial! This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Love this, it's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week, the party is live at 6 am est.
    Happy Thursday
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/

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  27. Gail. I am so impressed! It is beautiful. So thrilled to feature you! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent!! You know I love everything you do. :)
    XOXO
    KAthy

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  28. So original, beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    Your post will be featured on the Crafts Round Up day during this week.
    .x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft
    P.S. Pinned :)

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