Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SWEET CHEEKS MAKES HER FIRST GRAPEVINE WREATH ALL BY HERSELF (almost) TUTORIAL

This beautiful little girl loves to GIVE.

AND she loves to craft.

She made this for her MOM for Fall.

She even did a little tutorial for you.

First you must take Papa's OLD OLD truck

and collect a load of grape vines.

We won't tell you where we found these 

because it might have been along a riverbank

on someone's abandoned property. 

We might, or might not have found a few

CAT TAILS, too!

Then you need to find one of those old plastic pots

that Nana brought a now dead rosebush home in.

This is how you get it started so that the center

stays nice and round.

Then you wrap it some more.



When you get tired of standing you sit down to wrap

MORE GRAPEVINE.


When you are ALL DONE you run to

SHOW PAPA

and he says it is THE BEST 

grapevine wreath he has ever seen!


Happy October 1st!

ps-Nana will show you the 

Annie Sloan paint project tomorrow.

She might, or might not have got

paint on the kitchen floor----shhhhhhh---
your photo name

46 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

It looks like sweet-cheeks had a great time making the wreath...what memories she will have of this day with you, cat-tails and all!
Can't wait to see your project...
Blessings,
Cindy

vivian said...

I love grapevine wreaths! shes a creative little girl as well as adorable!
have a great day!
xoxo

vivian said...

I love grapevine wreaths! shes a creative little girl as well as adorable!
have a great day!
xoxo

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

She is growing up so fast Diana!! What a brilliant way to make a wreath round. Never in a million years would I have thought of doing that. Happy Tuesday and prayers for your friend from a few post below. xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh, you know how I love grapevine wreaths. Maybe SweetCheeks can come over for a wreath frenzy day!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the wreath, Sweet Cheeks. I know Mommy loves it!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW- now that is totally well done!

I have heard- not sure- that if one soaks the vines in a tub of warm water before starting it helps it's pliability in forming the circle a mite easier. Not certain. I have no abandoned grape vines to raid around here to give it a whirl.

That wreath is really awesome. YAY!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She did a great job, Diana. I love that you have grapevine there to make the wreath from scratch. I'm sure her Mom will love it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Papa, it IS the best. Well done SweetCheeks.

Anonymous said...

that is a beautiful wreath, my very favorite kind, simply beautiful! Well done sweet cheeks!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


that cutie did great.. bestest wreath evvvvaaaa:)

Jettie said...

I know that SweetCheeks will have wonderful memories of times at your home. I have great memories of being at my paternal grandparents home, going through old buttons, and making bracelets from them.

Patty Patterson said...

Looks like she did a great job! Now, I wonder if Papa will let me borrow his truck so I can try it?

Ron said...

WOW! That is a beaut. And to think, I have to go to Hobby Lobby to purchase mine. Where is Sweet Cheeks when you need her?
Giving Away House Proud at UA.... check out the blog today! xo

Susie said...

Diana, That is a great tutorial:):) Makes me smile. SC 's mom is going to love it because it was make with love. xoxo,Susie

Julie Marie said...

How fun!... and what a beautiful grapevine wreath!... your darling grandchildren are having a childhood that will stay with them their entire lives... precious memories for them... and for you... Happy October!... xoxo Julie Marie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Sweet-cheeks did a wonderful job with her grapevine wreath. I especially love that picture of her with your husband. Darling!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Sweet Cheeks is a natural! What a sweet picture of her and Papa!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh awesome crafting grapevine wreath ya Sweet Cheeks.

When finished it will look Fantastic!

You will have to put up for show here.

Happy October 1st

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Sweet Cheeks! I agree with Grandpa! Happy October!
w/L

Beth said...

Great tutorial. The picture of Papa and Sweet Cheeks is absolutely precious!

Dixie Delights said...

that is darling!! gotta love a girl that makes crafts for her mommy. all the things my boys make me are ... er... rather unsavory :-)

Sandy said...

Awww sweet cheeks, this is the best grapevine wreath I've seen in a very, very long time! You did fantastic and thanks so much for the tutorial! See you can now help your grandma write tutorials for her blog and then everyone can pin them on Pinterest!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

My 6 yr old grand daughter and I do crafts all the time together....isn't it fun!!! What's sweet cheeks gonna make with her cat tails??? can't wait to see....hugs, Penny

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, I really think that SC is a chip off of the block. She is so sweet and witty and it seems like she loves craft things. My granddaughter take after grandma - she love to craft also. Enjoy
Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say she did a pretty good job!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Tell Sweet Cheeks it looks AWESOME!!

Vee said...

It really is a corker! Thank you for the tip on baler twine!

jackie collins said...

Looks so pretty! Love your posts, they always make me laugh!

Nellie said...

SweetCheeks keeps you going, doesn't she? Such a nice-looking wreath, too! xo Nellie

20 North Ora said...

She did a great job on her grapevine wreath - but I know she had an excellent supervisor!! The only time I tried making my own, I got into poison ivy - didn't try that again.

Judy

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a great wreath Sweet Cheeks!!!
XOXO

lynn said...

what a great wreath, sweet cheeks! your mom will love it:)

Celestina Marie said...

Sweet Cheeks your wreath is fabulous and your mom is going to love it.
Great tutorial too.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Awww, you have to love Sweet Cheeks! I agree with Papa, it's the best grapevine wreath I have ever seen! What a thoughtful daughter!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Aww..it looks wonderful! Talented like your Nana!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a wonderful gift!! And homemade too makes all the more special!!!

Kirby Carespodi said...

Yay for her! My daughter was very crafty when she was young, too.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Anybody Home??
Just asking...
Am I seeing double or did you post the same post twice?

But it was so cute I loved seeing it twice :)
Big Hug, Roxy

bj said...

Adorable...both the wreath and the maker...:))

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It is the best grapevine wreath! She did a great job!

Red Rose Alley said...

I love it when kids work on craft projects by using their imagination - they have so much fun along the way. I remember making things with colored construction paper when I was around her age. SweetCheek's grapevine wreath looks wonderful, and I would surely put it up in my home.

Happy October!

Love,
~Sheri

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

No grapevines anywhere near where I live. I would have to drive a long, long way north...or south. But I loved seeing how it's done. I will remember this just in case I ever get some grapevines. Thank you Sweet Cheeks. You ARE the best! :)

Renee said...

Great job.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Look at how awesome that came out! Love it. So, does sweet cheeks have a pinterest account yet???
XO

Maureen Wyatt said...

That's a pretty darned good grapevine wreath! I, personally, find them very hard to do. Great tutorial Sweet Cheeks!