Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

How To Make an Autumn Grapevine Wreath

 

I remember late in the Spring when my husband was complaining about some grapevines taking over some of our trees in the woods.  I told him to pull them out and I would totally use them to make a wreath!  He didn’t think I was serious until he put a pile of them on our deck – and then I made what is pictured above.  🙂

Materials needed:

*Grapevines (or you can buy a plain grapevine wreath over on Amazon – but I think using your own if you have them is a lot more fun!)

*Acorns (I got these in my yard)

*Pinecones (I got these in my yard)

*Fake leaves and berries (I got these at the Dollar Tree)

*Gold Spray Paint

*Hot Glue Gun

*Twine

grapevine wreath fall

It is not a science to turn the tangled mess of grapevines into a wreath – it really just takes patience to shape and tuck the vines in until you get them in a circular pattern and it stays together. There was just a lot of experimenting and manipulating the vines into the correct shape and tucking in the ends so that it didn’t unravel.  I used 4 or 5 really long vines and intertwined them into each other.

grapevine wreath fall, twine

As you can see in my initial wreath, it wasn’t perfectly circular, and a few of the vines were sticking out and I was not confident it would stay together.  So I pulled out my twine and decoratively tied it together in 7 different places. That gave it much better shape and it was really held together nicely with the twine.

grapevine wreath up close

I found these decorative leaf pins from Craft Geek that I wanted to somehow incorporate.  I decided to clue them on the twine for a small detail of fall leaf bling.  🙂

DIY autumn grapevine wreaths horizontal

I wanted some more gold accents to match the leaf pins, so I spray painted the acorns and pinecones.  Plus some of my fake leaves from the Dollar Tree had some gold shimmer in them which matched nicely.

I then gathered all of the fake leaves, berries, acorns, pinecones, etc. and arranged them on my wreath – and then got out the glue gun to hold it all together!

diy autumn grapevine wreaths acorn

What awesome DIY fall decor item do you have in your house this year??  Be sure to share in the comments!  😉

DIY autumn grapevine wreath - this is an easy fall DIY! Cost me less than $5 to make!

This wreath will be great to hang in your dining room during your Thanksgiving feast! If you are looking for the lowest turkey prices of the season, then go here for the local turkey price deals.

Looking for some more fall decor or seasonal ideas? Check out these fall related posts here:

15 Frugal Ways to Decorate for Fall

Fall Candles with Burlap and Leaves

Autumn Paper Tree

Coffee Filter Wreath

Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

Chai flavored Hot Cider

Organic Butternut Squash & Sausage Soup

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

46 Apple Recipes – Breakfast, Dinner, and Beverage recipes!

DIY Lunch Box Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

DIY Lunch Box Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

    While some may want to hold onto summer as long as possible, others are counting down the days until the kiddos go back to school. Either way, you’ll love this fun idea for making a lunch box note and treat holder. This simple DIY Lunch Note Holder is a great way to up-cycle an… Continue Reading

Homemade Rosemary Citrus Goat’s Milk Soap

Homemade Rosemary Citrus Goat’s Milk Soap

Close your eyes, and imagine inhaling fresh rosemary combined with lemon and orange zest.  Sounds amazing, right? Today, I’ll show you how to capture that perfect blend of aromas into homemade rosemary citrus goat’s milk soap bars. Never made homemade soap before? That’s okay. It’s a lot easier than you might think! What You’ll Need… Continue Reading

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

  Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl Here is another easy DIY project that only requires 2 materials – cotton rope and hot glue!  No sewing required!!  This is a very cute decorative item that can hold numerous items, from fruit to decorative wicker balls.  This would be cute in a nautical themed bathroom holding… Continue Reading

Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath

Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath

If you are looking for something creative to do with coffee filters, you should try making one of these coffee filter wreaths!  It was very easy!!  A bit time consuming, but very easy. Materials Needed: Styrofoam wreath Package of 500 brown coffee filters Ribbon Silk Flowers Glue Gun Instructions: 1.  Cut about 2 feet of… Continue Reading

How To Recycle Newspaper Into Gorgeous Notecards – No Blender Needed!

How To Recycle Newspaper Into Gorgeous Notecards – No Blender Needed!

Here is an easy way on how to recycle newspaper into notecards – and this recipe does not require a blender!  This recipe came from this 730 Easy Science Experiments:  With Everyday Materials.  I had fun showing my daughters how to recycle some newspaper and make some beautiful note cards out of it instead!  We had… Continue Reading

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

Magnets For Sale – Use on your fridge, lockers, or magnetic photo frames!! If you didn’t see this post a little while back then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have a handmade shop called Magnet Menagerie!!  I’m selling both on Etsy and Amazon. I love doing DIY craft projects – so I… Continue Reading

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