Category Archives: Frugal Decor

Frugal decor – Do – It – Yourself projects and ideas I have done and want to share with you. Fun and cheap ways to brighten your home!

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


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!

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

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles   The 4th of July will be here before we know it!  Time to bring out the red, white and blue!  Here are some patriotic candles I made for the 4th – you can find the full instructions on how to make them yourself over here!  (this… Continue Reading

30+ Unique Upcycle Projects

30+ Unique Upcycle Projects

  I always have fun with a “think outside the box” upcycle project.  I decided to gather up some unique upcycle projects ideas from other bloggers as well so we can uniquely inspire each other to re-purpose and some items you can find around your home or that you can cheaply find at thrift stores!  … Continue Reading

Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

In the past, I have shown you how to make custom magnet boards (see an example of one below) using an oven cover from the Dollar Tree.  Go Here for the step-by-step instructions. These are super easy to make, very affordable, and you can personalize them for any color, add your own inspirational message, and of… Continue Reading | Maura White Google + Page