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.Pre-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)
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.
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 .Attach 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.Attach a tie to the ends of the crowns where they overlap to hold them together.
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.
Give your garden a bit of interest with lacy vine crowns and vine art!
*Vine crowns shown were purchased at a local discount wicker warehouse a few years ago.