How to Craft with Grapevines

How to Craft with Grapevines
Add to Favorites <p style=”color: #689155;”>Reading Time: 6 minutes</p> By Cherie Dawn Haas – One of the beauties of homesteading is learning how to use everything that’s available to us in some way, and if you grow grapes for wine or jelly, that resourcefulness includes making grapevine crafts. I discovered this firsthand a few years ago after pruning hundreds of our vines one season. During our usual practice of burning the cuttings, I had an epiphany — I could craft the cut vines into shapes and turn them into pieces of art instead of piles of ashes. My vision, because my pieces were relatively short (we keep our vines pruned from spring through fall), was to take the two to four-foot sticks of vines and create one of my favorite shapes — a star. In addition to stars, I realized there’s a wonderful variety of grapevine crafts you can make

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