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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  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Aug 19, 2021

    When Wisteria season is over do you take down all the Command strips, branches and faux flowers etc. or can you, at least, leave the Command strips till next Wisteria season?

  • Rachel Rachel on Aug 19, 2021

    so pretty. I luv your biycle door mat.

  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin Sidney Rippy McLaughlin on Aug 19, 2021

    Does it ever get in the way? I couldn’t do it because my screen door opens out. I also have friends who are tall enough that they’d have to duck under it. All that stinks because I love wisteria and would really like to copy your idea.

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  • For Sidney, I would think that if you have enough room to either side of your door to could have a piece of trellise narrow to attach to your siding with the command hooks & arrange the wood branches on the trellis so that it looks very realistic with the dangling wisteria blooms hanging down at random lengths & various locations coming out off the branch “vines” & if you have area deep enough to have a piece of trellis above the door that would be exceptional for that cottage look & not interfere with the entrance & exit of your friends & family no matter how tall they are!🥰👍

  • I may use the trellis in front of my side window on each side.of my front door for the privacy & that English/French cottage feel! Kudos to all you DIYers who share your ideas, because I find these ideas refreshing & fun to read & spur me on to do my own interpretation of them!! 🥰👍

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