How to Make Fake Vines

By Stephanie Mitchell

Things Needed

  • Roll of brown craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Brown masking tape
  • Brown spray-paint (optional)
  • Green construction paper or poster board
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
Wrap thick vines around furniture and drape thin ones from lamps.

Vines are an integral part of any jungle-themed design. Whether you're decorating your child's room, building a set or planning a jungle party, your decor won't be complete until you have created twisting, climbing vines to wrap around your furniture and bedeck your doorways. Making fake vines is cheap and quick, so you can coil and drape them everywhere without breaking the bank or taking a lot of time. The project is also easy enough for kids to help.

Cut a roll of brown craft or construction paper into long strips. Make wider strips for thick vines and narrower strips for slender vines.

Line up the bottom ends of three strips of matching width. Twist them tightly together, making a curling rope. Tape ropes together if your strips are not long enough to create the vine look you want.

Spray-paint your vines dark brown if you want to cover joints, give them greater cohesion and add a glossy sheen.

Cut leaf shapes out of green construction paper or poster board. Clip a roll of wire into 7-inch lengths. Attach the leaves to the vines by taping one end of a wire to the back of the leaf and inserting the other end between the twists in the rope.

About the Author

Stephanie Mitchell is a professional writer who has authored websites and articles for real estate agents, self-help coaches and casting directors. Mitchell also regularly edits websites, business correspondence, resumes and full-length manuscripts. She graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater.