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Where can I find cheap ivy?

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For my last room in my haunt, I will be covering the walls with camouflage burlap and netting, then I plan on using fake ivy ( hanging it from the ceiling and off the walls ) and other things like that to make a garden area.
I want to find some ivy that is almost like netting (in the sense that it's not just one strand of ivy). Does anyone know of where I can get some, either online or in stores? I will check the websites for a few craft stores.
Thanks in advance!
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good luck Jordan, I have yet to find cheap ivy, the dollar store has ivy but its a buck for about 18 inches, by the time you buy all that ivy its gonna get pricey.

Im using ivy in my haunt and Ill tell you my solution. I am picking old ivy from neighbors to use around my stones and entrance pillars. I also have some fake stuff that I salvaged from a fake tree or something, Im using black twine and attaching it to the twine to make a string of fake ivy that I will hang onto the house using those xmas light holders. Im only making about 5 feet of it because I dont want to use the real **** on my newly painted house, not that I care but my wife would. Short, not drunken answer is, I dont know. Its not cheap, Id check Michaels, etc. might be able to find something. Good luck.
Grimlee beat me to it. Using real ivy is by far the cheapest. Look at some of the older buildings in your area that are covered with it, and talk to the owners or the gardeners, they'll probably have tons of it for you. Most try to keep it thinned out to keep from getting rat infestations. Rats like to nest in it.
For the synthetic stuff, keep in mind that it's all petroleum based, so the costs for new stuff is going to be very high.
Hey Jordan102197 - I go throughtout my neighborhood, along railroad tracks, and wooded areas to harvest Virginia Creeper. I drape it along some of my props but mostly along the top of my porch and railings to give that creepy feel. I put it in place while fresh and when it wilts, it looks really creepy. I have a ton of ivy in my front yard (which I absolutely hate), but I don't like the ivy look in my haunt setting. Ha, you have my permission to retrieve as much ivy from my front yard as you want, take it all! I did discover a different kind of vine (don't know the name) this year along some tracks and I'm using it this year instead of the creeper. I like it better, the leaves are thicker and hold their shape better when they begin to wilt and dry out.

Granted you will need to replace the vines each season, but you'll help untangle trees that are being choked out because of invasive species of vines. That's how I think of it and it's free! :)
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