Holidays 11.23.13

Welcome in Fall with Bittersweet Vines & Berries for your Front Porch

This simple swag wreath took just minutes to make. All you need are a few bittersweet vines and berries and some twine. That's it! So simple, so sweet - bursting with autumn color! Bittersweet vines and berries are a warm welcome for any front door this fall.

Added note: Bittersweet stains very easily, so be careful when using them. I also learned that Bittersweet is very invasive and should be discarded in a sealed plastic bag. Here is a great article on Bittersweet, about it's beauty and invasive nature - http://www.yankeemagazine.com/home/garden/b...

To see more: http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2012/09/the-best-autumn-gift-bittersweet.html

10 Comments Displaying 10 of 10 comments
  • Rita meyer Fremont, NE
    Do you have problems with the berries staining the door or the vines scratching?
  • Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    Bittersweet is certainly autumnal, but it is also wildly invasive, so please throw your swag away in a plastic bag when the time comes to change decor.
  • Mary Cleveland, OH
    Hi Rita - I did not have problems with staining , but was told they stain very easily , so when using them you want to be very careful. There are no stains on my white door or any scratches - I have an pretty hardy oil based paint on my door and it
  • Mary Cleveland, OH
    Douglas - good to know! I was hoping to save these for next year, but when I do throw them out, I will be sure to place them in a plastic bag.
  • At The Picket Fence Florence, KY
    I just love how simple yet how beautiful that is!!
  • Love the bittersweet on the door...a simply elegant Fall look...
  • Beautiful!!!
  • Mary Cleveland, OH
    Thank you s much, At The Picket Fence, Shirley and Angela!
  • Wow, that is just beautiful, I love the bright red!
  • Mary Cleveland, OH
    Thank you, Melissa!!!