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 Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

The next homemade beauty product I’m going to show you how to make today is DIY charcoal and clay facial bar soap.  This is an incredibly easy way to make your own melt and pour bar soap with just three main ingredients, plus essential oils.  If you suffer from mild acne, using this soap could… Continue Reading

25+ No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

25+ No Carve Pumpkin Decor Ideas

Fall is my favorite season to decorate the house, other than Christmas. And I love, love, LOVE getting inspriation on different ways to decorate pumpkins that aren’t just the same old same old boring carved out jack-o-lanterns. Here is a list of fun and creative, no carve pumpkin decor ideas: Pumpkin Fall Craft Decoration Nautical… 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

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

Peppermint & Cedarwood Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels!

Peppermint & Cedarwood Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap with Free Printable Soap Labels!

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy DIY homemade melt and pour soaps and am sharing with you my newest scent – peppermint & cedarwood melt & pour goat’s milk soap. If you’ve never tried making your own melt and pour soap making, you’ll be shocked at how easy it is.… Continue Reading

DIY Unicorn Spit Project:  Distressing Wood On An Old Mirror

DIY Unicorn Spit Project: Distressing Wood On An Old Mirror

Today I’m going to show you a new project that involves distressing wood on an old mirror using Unicorn Spit, spray paint, and a thrift store picture frame! I’ve been having a great time recently re-decorating my guest room. I did it very frugally – basically by making over and distressing wood on furniture or… Continue Reading

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