Welcoming Wisteria Vine for Spring

3 Materials
$70
2 Hours
Medium

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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  • Sandy
    on Apr 17, 2020

    My Question us not about this post. Which I absolutely love. I am wondering why,

    I can't sign up to get emails.It won't scroll up so I can add my info to submit it.

    What did I do wrong.

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      on Apr 17, 2020

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  • Kathy Thompson
    on Apr 17, 2020

    Have you had a problem with wasps building in your flowers? They nest in my wreath and it only has a bow.

  • Lisa
    on Apr 17, 2020

    Are the pink faux wisteria real or fake and if they’re real how do you keep them as beautiful as they are after they’re cut?....thank you

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  • Amanda D
    on Apr 25, 2020

    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, your pics and directions were super detailed 😉 I can’t wait to do this to my front door!

  • Ms. G
    on May 5, 2020

    Oh, it looks so pretty! It will not work for me because we have a storm door. I love this idea! I might do this in the back door, it makes your front door look alive and just happy!

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