Vine Art: Make a Lacy Fence Topper

Vines topper on Iron fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist

Decorative vine crowns create a loose and lacy topper for this antique iron fence in early spring before colorful annual vines begin to climb. Vine art is stylish and adds a bit of intrigue to the garden .

Though this antique cemetery fence had great patina and was in decent shape, when added to a new garden area it lacked interest and that’s where the vine crowns came in.Antique Iron Fence Her Way at Crabtree Gardens Fence Topper Vine ArtPre-made vine crowns (arches) and plastic cable ties make this a quick and easy project. If you’re ambitious and like to create, have a try at creating your own vine art pieces.

To do this project you will need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Vine crowns or arches
  • Cable ties (zip ties)
  • Scissors

Measure fence and crowns –Measure the length of the fence and divide by the width of the vine crown to find out how many you will need. If the fence measures 6 feet (72″) across and the crowns are 30″ wide then you will need to purchase 3.  (72 divided by 30 equals 2.4) so you need 3 arches for a 6 foot span of fence. They will be overlapped to fit the space.Vine Art Vine Topper on Antique Iron Fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist

Figure on using at least 2 or 3 ties for each arch. Depending on the fence you’re attaching it to you may need more. They are better than wire for this project because they will snug the vine to the fence without cutting through it .DSCN7575Attach crowns to fence-Start in the middle of the fence and secure the first crown by attaching tie to fence picket or horizontal rail to hold it. Then overlap remaining crowns so that they extend to ends of fence panel. You can secure each crown with one tie until you get the correct layout, then go back and secure with more ties where necessary.Vine Topper on Antique Iron Fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist2Attach a tie to the ends of the crowns where they overlap to hold them together. Vine Topper on Antique Iron Fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist3

Snip the long end of ties and you’re done!

This vine crown adds a touch of “Victoriana” to a small section of old wooden snow/beach fence.

Vine Art Vine Topper on Vintage Snow Fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist

Give your garden a bit of interest with lacy vine crowns and vine art!

Vine Art Vine Topper on Vintage Snow Fence Victoriana Sandi Crabtree Home and Garden Designer and Stylist1

*Vine crowns shown were purchased at a local discount wicker warehouse a few years ago.

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About crabtreegardens

I am a passionate decorator and the head gardener at Crabtree Gardens, LLC, which is a five acre naturalized garden located in Drums, PA. I advocate chemical-free, low maintenance gardening methods and working along with nature. I'm a freelance garden writer and member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.
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