I love this style of spring garland with grapevine twig intertwined among the blooms! It adds such a rustic, but charming appeal.
We are still snowed in, or more like iced in! This is extremely unusual weather for Mississippi and we’re on day FOUR now of not being able to get out safely. So while we wait patiently, I’ve been looking at some of the images I made while at the Dallas market last week.
I took an image of the spring garland in the Round Top showroom and just loved the addition of the grapevine twig. The image below isn’t the best, but it gives you a view of the garland that is not so close up.
The display is kind of cluttered, but just focus on the spring garland))) I think it could be replicated by using a eucalyptus garland and sprays along with a grapevine wreath – unwrapped. The grapevine looks like it has a natural curl to it, and that is sort of how grapevine wreaths look when you unwind them.
To unwind a grapevine wreath, just remove any wires or the larger twigs that may be holding it together and then unwind it and separate it into a few strands.
Here’s a video from my good friend, Julie Siomacco, Southern Charm Wreaths. She is demonstrating how to make a grapevine wreath larger, but it gives you an idea of how to take one apart.
You could take the easy way out too and just buy a roll of grapevine twig))) If you have ever had a grapevine wreath that was warped and wouldn’t lay flat, that would be a great one to tear apart and use like in the spring garland, or in other decorations too.
I like to use little leftover pieces of grapevine twig sometimes like in this winter lantern.
Now is a good time to shop for spring florals from Trendy Tree. Products are arriving weekly and the selection is good.
I don’t know about you, but I love wreaths made out of grapevine twig. One thing I like in particular about making grapevine wreaths is that you can reuse them.
Now, I don’t make wreaths to sell, I just make them for myself. So you will see me use the same grapevine wreaths over and over. The floral attachments I use, are usually made so that I can remove them easily and replace them with something new.
I regret that I didn’t have the foresight to stock up on some supplies before the weather hit! Now would be the perfect time to make a spring garland if I only had the supplies here. I do have a eucalyptus garland, but no blooms and no extra grapevine. So I just have to write about my ideas instead of showing you!
By the way, I mentioned that having a warped grapevine would be a good one to take apart….here’s a tutorial I did one summer for Trendy Tree showing how to fix a warped grapevine wreath. It might come in handy someday, and if not…just take it apart and use the pieces)))