Get Crafty: A Grapevine Pumpkin
Can't find pumpkins in stores yet? Create this grapevine version to tide you over!
Round Up Your Supplies
You will need: 6 grapevine wreaths (6 inches each) / 9-inch piece of branch / Floral wire / Scissors / Wire cutters (optional) / Hot glue gun
Unwrap the Wreaths
Carefully unwrap the piece of grapevine that binds the wreath; set it aside, as you will need it later. With the floral wire, wrap a 1" section of the wreath tightly with a piece of floral wire. Go around a few times for a secure hold. Repeat this on the 5 other wreaths.
Pull the Wreath Apart
On the side directly across from the floral wire, gently tease apart the wreath until if unfurls and opens easily. Repeat on all the wreaths.
Glue the Wreaths
Hot-glue the wreaths around the bottom of the branch with the unfurled sides facing out.
Space Them Evenly
Be sure the spacing is even. If necessary, reinforce the glue by wrapping floral wire through the middle of the wreaths tightly around the stem.
Tie the Wreaths
Next, with the grapevine pieces that you set aside earlier, weave the wreaths together. If necessary you can use small twists of floral wire for added support. Start at the top and finish at the bottom.
Look for Gaps
Make adjustments to the wreath to correct any bare spots.
A Unique Stem
Try mixing up the branch that you select for the stem. This pumpkin has a birch branch that adds another decorative layer.