How to Make Illuminated Grapevine Spheres

To create a simple but high impact outdoor holiday display, try these lighted grapevine spheres. They're a great way to fill front porch urns that have been left empty once the summer and fall flowers fade.  

Lighted Grapevine Spheres

Lighted Grapevine Spheres

For simple, but high impact arrangement for a porch or entryway, try these lighted grapevine spheres. They are a great way to fill urns that have been left empty once the summer and fall flowers fade.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Materials Needed

2) 12" grapevine spheres
2 to 4 strands of waterproof LED "fairy lights"
2 urns or planters
2 live or artificial evergreen wreaths (that fit over urn opening)
live or artificial evergreen sprigs/sprays
pinecones
florist's wire (optional)
hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)

Wrap Lights       

Wrap one or two waterproof LED fairy lights around each large grapevine sphere (Image 1). Position battery pack so it can rest inside urn, out of site, but accessible to turn on and off. Wrap end of light wire around grapevine brand to secure (Image 2). Tip: Traditional outdoor Christmas lights can also be used, if an outlet is accessible.

Assemble Greenery and Sphere

Set a wreath, top-side-up, on top of each urn or planter pot. Tuck fresh or faux greenery sprigs, pinecones or berry stems into wreath (Images 1 and 2). Florist's wire or hot glue can be used to secure sprigs, if necessary. Set grapevine sphere on top of wreath, tucking battery packs inside of urn. Turn on lights and enjoy the beautiful display that took only minutes to create (Image 3).

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make an Ice Lantern

Use winter's frosty temps to your advantage when decorating your home's outdoors for the holidays. These ice lanterns are pretty, festive and just require water, plastic containers and a chill in the air.

How to Make a Wood Cutting Board

Woodworking projects can be intimidating, but this project is actually easier than you may think. With basic shop materials and dense hardwood, which is the best wood for cutting boards, you'll be able to create a chef-worthy chopping accessory that any foodie would love.

How to Make Glittered Mason Jar Lanterns

Craft your own sparkling holiday lanterns on the cheap! Glitter, glue and an empty glass jar are all you need.

How to Make Giant Christmas Ornaments

Light up your exterior entryway with these fun and festive oversized ornaments.

How to Make a Boxwood Christmas Wreath

Why settle for plastic evergreen wreaths or natural greens that will dry out in a few weeks? Make a preserved boxwood wreath that will keep its good looks throughout the holidays and beyond.

How to Make a Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

Trimming the tree just got a whole lot sweeter. Kids will love creating these reindeer ornaments using mini candy canes, felt, googly eyes and pom-poms.

How to Make a Modern Tablet or Cookbook Stand

This handy wooden stand is a great beginner woodworking project for anyone wanting to surprise their favorite chef, baker, techie or hostess with a beautiful and functional custom handmade gift.

How to Make a Rustic Bread Board

Antique bread boards are a popular collectible but they're often expensive. With basic woodworking skills, you can turn a piece of old or reclaimed wood into a great handmade gift for your favorite foodie or hostess.
More from:

Handmade Holidays

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.