{Wisteria Vine Wreath}

3b770-awisteriaOur wisteria vine really took off growing this year.

It is now 6 years old. One of my blogger friends told me that they don’t usually bloom until they are about that age. She was right.

This is the first year the vine grew so many fragrant blooms.

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Now the blooms are gone but the greenery is growing crazy up my deck railing.
I love it!
This morning I decided to give it a good trim.
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I have been wanting to make my own vine wreath for a long time so when I gathered all the clippings…I realized that these little branches were perfect for a wreath.  They were still fresh and green so they would bend well into a wire ring that I already had on hand.
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I chose long branches that would bend easily and removed the leaves. Then I started weaving them into the ring. The thicker ones should go first. As you get the wreath more full – the finer limbs will bend in between the smaller gaps more easily.
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Just keep weaving the vines through notches that will hold them securely and where they easily bend into place. I had several branches snap as I tried to force them to go where I wanted them to…. I quickly learned to just slowly bend the limbs and guide them to the next opening.
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As the wreath grows I will use more curly, soft and green limbs.
I especially like the ones that are curly or taper to a soft tip.
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This is a close up of the finished wreath so you can see the flowing end branches.
Are you ready for the reveal?
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A Homemade Wisteria Vine Wreath…

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There are so many places around a home to display a beautiful wreath.

 
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 The bright green along with the branch type vines are beautiful together.  As the wreath dries it will become more brown and twiggy like.
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A front entry wreath says a lot about the home style inside.

I like to accent my wreaths with an iron scroll, a letter, or frame.1248e-wisteriawreath6-015A beautiful way to bring nature indoors with a homemade wreath from your own yard.

With the way wisteria grows so quickly, I could make one of these almost every week.
Thanks for dropping in today.
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Laurel@chippingwithcharm
June 6, 2012 8:43 pm

Lovely…love wreaths…I've made \”a few\” here and there(understatement, haha!) And I LOVE the ladder with the wreath up on your mantel…clever and cute!! Laurel

Martha
June 6, 2012 9:32 pm

Great idea! I have a wisteria vine that needs a \”haircut\” too! 🙂

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
June 6, 2012 10:02 pm

What a great idea! We have wisteria growing on our pool fence. We planted it two years ago and still no bloom. We can't wait!!

Gretchen
June 6, 2012 10:15 pm

What a super way to use Wisteria and it looks great too!

Coastal Cottage Dreams
June 6, 2012 11:10 pm

Love it!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door
June 6, 2012 11:24 pm

I love it, Holly!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three
June 7, 2012 12:08 am

I just love your blog! Thanks for sharing another great project.

Shabby chic Sandy
June 7, 2012 12:33 am

Love the wreath. I could make a bunch of these too!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things)
June 7, 2012 2:37 am

I always enjoy posts about wreaths! Thanks for the tutorial for the wisteria wreath. I am going to check out the burlap one too!

Debbiedoo's
June 7, 2012 3:22 am

Who would think? that is so pretty. I love it.

Bella
June 7, 2012 12:53 pm

Girl you are the wreath queen! I LOVE the way you used an old step ladder to display the wisteria wreath. Fabulous idea!

Gypsy Heart
June 7, 2012 2:41 pm

Great idea! I love the effect too. I think a wisteria blooming is absolutely breathtaking!Pat

JOY 2 JOURNEY
June 7, 2012 4:56 pm

That is so great and you have the greenery to do it anytime you wish! Lucky you!!! You should link it up to the \”Sunday Stop\” Party to show it off! It goes live every Saturday night 🙂 Hugs,Bj

The Bold Abode
June 7, 2012 10:36 pm

Reminds me of the basket I made of vines..in the 8th grade…But mine wasn't Wisteria… It was Poison Ivy…

MollyK.
June 8, 2012 12:18 am

Hi, your wreath is delightful! I had a wysteria vine that took 7 years to bloom (typical….I thought I'd gotten a good deal by buying one that was very young!)We also allowed our wysteria to climb up the rails of our deck and after a few years the heavy vine grew so big that it forced the rails apart and ruined part of the deck….just a word to the wise.:)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
June 8, 2012 2:35 am

Oh this is so unique and pretty and very eco friendly by using the vines that you had cut!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
June 8, 2012 3:06 am

This is really pretty, Holly. I've made grapevine wreaths but never a wisteria vine wreath. Thanks for sharing!

Lorrie
June 9, 2012 3:29 am

Love your wisteria wreath! I don't think I've ever seen one… I have a vine that has never bloomed, maybe I'll make a wreath, at least I'll have something from in…

SweetPepperRose
June 10, 2012 6:42 pm

Wreath junkie here! Don'cha just love walking outside your door to gather what you need for wreath making? Sweet wreath!JoAnnsweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

Pamela
June 12, 2012 1:50 pm

Love all the wreaths Holly! Hope all is going well! Thanx for going THT! I really appreciate it. I know how crazy busy you are right now!

Sherry
June 13, 2012 10:53 pm

Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!Sherry

Ivy and Elephants
June 28, 2012 8:15 pm

Your wreaths are just gorgeous. This is such an inspirational post. Thanks so much for sharing! I would love it if you would link this to our WIW blog party. Hope you can join us!PaulaIvyandelephants.blogspot.com

Mike
December 14, 2012 5:02 pm

I love how green it is and how alive it looks. I'd love to hang this up on my door.

Nancy Davis
December 16, 2014 8:04 am

Lovely wreath.. simple but it gives additional details when you hang in window or doors. Thanks for sharing!Thanks,Nancyhttp://www.windowplanet.com/