Thursday, September 29, 2011 / 25 Comments

My Favorite Holiday Decorating Material

                                              (photo courtesy of another talented blogger)

Everyone has a favorite thing, they love to decorate with. Mine is very simple, grapevine. The stuff works for just about every season. I first learned about decorating with grapevine right before I opened my own music, gift, and home interior shop. All the store owners used it outside of their entryways to entice the customers to come inside. They also used those stick on plastic flower vases that hang on doors. ( I will try to find you a picture.)

I loved how diverse the grapevine was. People used it inside, outside, and everywhere in between. Some leave it bare while others light it up and wrap colorful garland, bows, and trinkets on it.

Check it out being used for Halloween decorations.

Here you see it being used over a doorway  for  everyday use. The birds dress it up. Isn't  it  cute?

I really love how you can bend it just about any direction. If you can't fit the grapevine above your door  try  moving it forward to make an arch on your porch.

The easiest way to work with grapevine, and to get it to do what you want it to do, is to soak it in a bathtub of warm water. Leave it there for 20 minutes grab a few eyehooks and go to town.

How about you? Do you use grapevine? Do you like it? Any tips?

Happy Decorating,


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  1. Beautiful use of grapevine ... all looks gorgeous! And, thanks for the tip about soaking it! I put the grapevine garland on our Fall tree every year, and, ugh, what a mess it creates when bending it! Thanks for sharing. *Becca* (your newest follower by way of 2805)

  2. Thanks for the tip about soaking the grapevine to get it to cooperate! Great tip!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  3. Yes, I like grapevine too but I only use the wreaths. I agree, you can do a lot with it and you have shared some nice ideas. Thank you for linking up with No Place Like Home and enjoy your day.


  4. Love these looks! Fall decorating is my favorite (next to Christmas, of course).

  5. You're so creative. I love how it looks so festive. It seems like easy to make.

  6. Great ideas!! The grapevine is very spooky.

  7. I love that you can use the grapevines for more than one holiday / season. Also I really like the tip about soaking the grapevine so it becomes more pliable.

  8. Very pretty! I like the one with the birds. I would have that all year round

  9. I've never thought of using this for décor! I love how beautiful and versatile it is!

  10. I have never used one, but now I see how efficient it is and how I can use it many times over. A great tip!

  11. Wow I never thought of all those uses for grapevine! Great ideas!

  12. i also like vines, then I would spray paint it with glittery gold, adored it with ribbons, and flowers - viola! Its fun to make and simple

  13. I love vines too and your decorating tips are phenomenal.

  14. Such innovative ideas for all occasions! I love the halloween decor! Spooky and lovely!

  15. I've never used grapevine, nor did I know that's how you get it to work for you. Really great and versatile decorating material!

  16. I've never used grapevine yet for decorating, but now you've peeked my interest! I can totally see using it for the upcoming holidays.

  17. I've never used grapevine yet for decorating, but now you've peeked my interest! I can totally see using it for the upcoming holidays.

  18. Ooooooo love this!!!! I have never used grapevine myself for decor, but I really should!!!

  19. The grapevine is so simple and pretty! I bet your home is perfectly decorated every season! The closest I get is some window sticks and a tree!

  20. I'm not a fan of decorations but I love how you're so creative with the grapewine. It especially looks lovely with the lights on at night. I think it will look more beautiful when there are multi-colored Christmas lights. :)

  21. I dont use grapevine for anything currently but I am loving the lights and nice holiday look around your door. Might need to try this next Christmas season when we decorate the outside of the house.

  22. I have been on the hunt for something to decorate the inside and outside of my home to give it a really personal touch. I have never used this, but i am surely going to try this now. I never would have thought to soak it in the tub to make it do what i want. I think I am going to start in my dining room and use some lights on it. This is going to be fun!

  23. Can someone tell me when to find grapevine? Can u buy it in stores and is it still soakable


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