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Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Grapevine Trellis June 18, 2009

Okay, I can officially say I have two of the greatest men in my life who I truly adore!  My husband and son noticed our neighbors throwing last years fancy gazebo with the metal scrolled corners out on the curb and a light bulb went off…”Didn’t mom want to make a trellis for the grapevine?”  Our neighbors were greatful we were taking their eye sore away and we quickly went to work. 

Here’s what it looked like before:

grapevine before

And after unbolting a few things and a little rearranging here is the final product!

grapevine after

And look, what do we see?

grape investigators

Oh wait…I know!  It’s baby grapes!

Baby grapes

So in the end this is thrifty and economical in a few ways…

1.  We gathered the items needed for the trellis curbside, while helping our neighbors, so there was no initial cost.

2.  The grapevine that we are training to climb this trellis will provide us with grapes this fall saving us even more on our food budget.

3.  We were able to repurpose something that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.

4.  And last but not least, the remaining posts and corners that we removed will be used to stake up our garden and the peas shall climb up the corner metal scrolls!   (Don’t worry, I will post about this later after my garden has matured a bit for another Thrifty Thursday!!!!)

I love being thrifty when you can create such a beautiful addition while helping others and Mother Nature!!!  And that is how we have it on Thrifty Thursday!   Thank you so very much for stopping by my first post on TT!!!


10 Responses to “Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Grapevine Trellis”

  1. What a fabulous thrifty thursday post. I LOVe it! And yes! Thrifty and something to get the whole fmaily involved in. Thanks for participaing in Thrifty Thursday this week! I was late in posting the links, so forgive me. It’s my fault that you may have some late visits.
    Thanks for partcipating. Next week I will be back on a good schedule!

  2. Paige Says:

    Oh how fun! I would love to have a grapvine one day!

  3. Charlene Says:

    I want one! (vine and trellis, both!)

    We are living in an apartment right now while hubby works out-of-state; we are constantly making plans for yard and garden for “when we get to go back home someday”. I really miss getting to do yard projects from time to time.

  4. Traci Says:

    I would love to have that just as decoration on my porch!!! great idea for the grapes….make sure you watch for the grape lovin’ birds!!

  5. Love your trellis and your grapes!! We have some grapes growing wild out here…but it’s hard to keep the birds from them…maybe we need a thrifty scare crow!

  6. Jane Says:

    What a great idea, and lucky that you had it before someone else took the gazebo!! It looks really nice~you did a wonderful job making the trellis.

    I wish you many, many grapes this fall. Are you planning on making any jams or preserves?

    Great TT post! 🙂


  7. Kristin Says:

    That’s highly thrifty! and useful! Great job! Glad to have you a part of Thrifty THursday.

  8. findingtrueserenity Says:

    Leigh: Thank you so very much for the compliment! I was so pleased to join your carnival! Definetely taking notes on everyone’s thriftiness! And congrats on your find as well!

    Charlene: Perhaps you could try container gardening! (Just don’t forget to water it like we did…it didn’t turn out to well for the plants last summer! Our garden looked like dead prairie grass! heheheee!!!)

    Traci and Sabrena: I will definetely keep my eyes peeled…right now we’re fighting rabbits in our garden so I’m afraid I’ve turned into the “Scarecrow”! Our neighbors get a kick our of watching me shew everything away! 😉

    Jane: It depends on the grapes! We will definetely be doing something with them…either making jelly or juice!

    Thank you all who posted! I love hearing everyone’s comments! I was thrilled to share our thrifty Thursday with you all! Have a great one!

  9. Fashion Aid Says:

    Slightly off the subject maybe, but a request for people to consider the ethics of buying things like designer clothes. Do try and think about, for example, the things the product is manufactured with, the human rights of the factories where they’re made and the green credentials of retailers. Oh, and try to recycle rather than discarding. Thanks!!!!

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