Yesterday I made a grapevine wreath. I'm happy with the way it turned out, and I'll have fun decorating it later on. The vines still need to dry out first, since most of them are still a little green. I haven't made a grapevine wreath in years, and making it took me on a little stroll down Memory Lane.
My dad farmed 10 acres of grapes when we first moved to California. I remember running through the fields, spending hours playing outside. We kids also helped a lot out in the fields, doing various tasks for my dad. I say we helped "a lot" but actually, it probably wasn't that much. =)
One of the things we learned to do was make grapevine wreaths. I made several, and my grandparents asked me to make a large wreath for their back porch. It hung out on their back porch for quite a few years.
I got the vines from an interesting source. I belong to my city's Freecycle group, and one of the members posted that she had grapevines she needed rid of. I thought it would be fun to make a wreath, so I responded to the offer. Kevin and I went out to her house on Monday night, and got what I thought was a lot of vines. However, by the time I got done with my wreath, I had used them all.
I'll post a picture of the wreath after I get it decorated...which may be a while. =)