The Grapevine Wall Planter
Around here the grapevines grow wild. I've been making wreaths with them for a while, but it was time to make something new. It needed to hang and it needed to hold plants/flowers. The idea of a Wall Planter was born!
Welcome back to 10 on the 10th, a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for less than $10. The theme for this month is 'End of Summer', even though it doesn't feel like it around here. It's still hot and humid, the gardens are producing, and the grapevines are growing like CRAZY!
Let's get started.
The first thing to do is grab some grapevines.
The next step is to clip off all of the leaves.
Here's the 3rd batch of vines with the leaves stripped:
I made an oval and started winding the vines together.
I continued to twist and wind the vines and added some through the middle to make the edge of the planter.
From that horizontal edge, I added some twisted pieces so I could weave vines through them.
They were added in the front and the back. I curved the front ones out and kept the back ones flat since this planter would be hanging on a wall or fence.
From this point on, the whole process was a lot of weaving and twisting until it was filled-in.
Keep in mind, the vines shrink as they dry, so you'll have to keep adding vines to fill-in any bare spots.
And then it was done!
Since it's too late in the season to plant something new, I lined it with landscaping plastic and went into the garden for some flowers.
Believe it or not, I took this picture on a cloudy day and the colors of the flowers still were 'washed-out'. Here's another one so you can see how pretty they really are:
And, just like that, my 'End of Summer' project was complete and it didn't cost me a thing! If you're not lucky enough to have wild grapevines near your home, I'm sure you can use other vines, just be sure your not grabbing something like poison ivy!
It's 10 on the 10th and my friends have some wonderful ideas for you. All of their links are listed below. Be sure to stop by so you don't miss anything.