Welcoming Wisteria Vine for Spring

3 Materials
2 Hours

I needed to do something to add color and style, something bright to my front porch this season. I wanted to do something more than just a wreath or swag that people could see from the sidewalk while walking by. Many years ago we had a wisteria growing in our yard and that was my inspiration for this project. You can see more of my crafts and creations here.

I began with some faux branches, attaching them over my front door with Command hooks.

I hung the branches from the hooks and then put an additional hook upside down over the branch to make a little "U" shaped pocket to keep the branches from coming down in the wind.

This shows how I used two hooks together to secure the branches.

Here you can see in the red circles where I attached the pairs of hooks to secure the branches both above the door and along the side of the door frame.

I started adding pieces of faux wisteria to my branches. Wherever possible, I not only used hot glue, I also bent the end of the wisteria over the the crooks of the branches. Then I secured them with Gorilla brand hot glue which seems to hold up in the extreme heat we get in Florida.

I started building up my vine by attaching a number of wisteria blooms, both above and along the side of the door.

The look was lush and colorful.

I used a large urn for the base and stuck a substantial branch in the urn so it appears to be the trunk for the wisteria. I secured it in the urn with heavy stones and styrofoam. I added some greenery and pussy willows to my base urn. I would love to have you stop by my blog,  Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...

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  • Rita
    on Mar 6, 2021

    How do you open glass storm door w all that hanging? I thought just no storm door until I seen reflection of rug in window.

    • Marilyn
      on Mar 17, 2021

      I thought so too but you could possibly do this on the outside of a patio door!

  • Lailasultani
    on Mar 7, 2021

    It beautiful. I just moved to Florida Jacksonville and it all raining here, would the rain ruin it? I really love the idea.

    • Chloe Crabtree
      Chloe Crabtree
      on Mar 9, 2021

      My front door is protected by a covered porch, but I think this would hold up in the rain fine. It may not hold up more than one season, but you should get a few months out of it fine.

  • Nancy
    on Mar 13, 2021

    Absolutely gorgeous. Do you use this door much? My husband says no I said probably just lean down. Lol but that really is just beautiful. Can’t do it with screens. Mine open out. But could over a couple windows.

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