After pulling down our Holiday garlands in January, our 2 front doors always look so bare. So this year, I decided to dress up our doorways for two holidays in a row. Check out how to make this super easy Valentine’s Day Grapevine and Heart Garland.
You Will Need:
12 to 15 Glitter or Shiny Red Heart Ornaments
12 to 15 Twist Ties (Black or Brown Blend In Best)
Bucket & Weights
Nails or hooks
Step 1: Straighten Out Grapevine
My grapevine garland came in a roll so getting it to straighten out was a challenge.
Here’s the trick: Soak the vine so that it is completely submerged in warm water overnight.
*The vine likes to float to the top of the bucket, so use a weight such as an old plate to keep the grapevine submerged.*
Once the vine is soaked through, gently start to coax the garland out of it’s spiral. I highly suggest doing this outside or over a large drop cloth. The grapevine is messy and pieces will fall off as you try and straighten it.
Step 2: Hang Garland
Use nails or hooks around the framework of your door to hang the garland. Continue to manipulate the wet garlands into the desired shape once it is hung around your door. You can see they still have some curl to them but I thought it gave the garlands character.
Step3: Add Heart Ornaments
Starting in the middle, I began adding the heart ornaments. I used twist ties to attach the ornaments to the garland. This way, the hearts can be easily adjusted until they look nice from the road. By using twist ties, you can also easily remove the hearts and replace with other holiday themes, such as shamrocks or Easter eggs.
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