I love a climbing plant and because I’m not good with houseplants, I decided to make a faux climbing topiary for my bathroom.
This Grapevine Topiary is an easy DIY project and you will learn how to make a topiary in about 30 minutes. You only need a few supplies and you will love the results. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about killing it. LOL
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Supplies for Grapevine Topiary
- Grapevine wreath – approx. the same diameter as your container.
- Greenery Stem
- Hot Glue Gun
- Styrofoam block
- 2 sticks ( or dowel rods) Cut slightly longer than the depth of your container.
- Spanish Moss
- Green Moss
- Floral Wire Snips
How to make a Topiary
Step 1 – Secure the Grapevine
Begin by pushing one of the wooden sticks into the styrofoam in order to secure the grapevine to the container,
Apply hot glue to the bottom of the styrofoam and press into the bottom of the container. Hold until secure.
Next, separate a section of the grapevine wreath to allow the stick to be pushed through. Then use the second stick to push through another section of the grapevine and into the styrofoam. Using two sticks will hold the grapevine more securely.
In addition, add a few drops of hot glue around the sticks for extra stability.
Lastly, fill in around with spanish moss to hide the styrofoam.
I love making topiaries and here is one I shared last spring called Easy DIY Topiaries You Can Make Yourself. In addition, if you are looking for a container, you might like this tutorial on How to Age Clay Pots.
Make the Topiary
To create the climbing topiary, begin by cutting several pieces of the faux greenery stem.
Apply a generous bundle at the base of the grapevine to cover the sticks that are exposed. Then begin to apply the smaller cuttings by weaving them into the grape vine as though they are climbing up. Use small amounts of hot glue to secure the cuttings in place.
Finished Grapevine Topiary
Ta Da! See how easy that was. This project took less than 30 minutes to complete and I love the greenery in my master bathroom.
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How to Make a Topiary Tutorials
Topiaries are so much fun, especially for spring. I have several tutorials on How to make a Topiary and if you click on any of the highlighted links it will take you to the other options.
Here is a smaller version that I made previously. It was the inspiration for the larger one I’m sharing today. You can get creative and use any type of greenery for your climbing topiary. I’d like to try ivy next!
It looks perfect in this vintage copper container. I
love using vintage and you can learn more about my thrift store shopping here.
What Video Tutorial here
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY Grapevine Topiary Tutorial. Please feel free to ask any questions and your suggestions are always welcome.