Seen on the grapevine….

As I posted on “Wreaths Move Indoors”, creating with grapevine wreaths allows so much versatility.

Though I still put balsam wreaths on all the farm gates and the milk house, I have changed to grapevine wreaths on our front doors.

The grapevine wreath needs to have a wire on the back for hanging.  I have used Oasis cages to hold the ornamentation but I didn’t bother to hydrate them.  I both wired and hot-glued them on.

These ribbons were on the farm gates two years ago.  The wonderful red pheasant feathers came from and the claret colored ornaments are from Michael’s.  Beech leaves and pinecones are scavenged from the roadsides.  This wreath is outside but undercover.

Some of the components for a silver themed wreath made for the designer’s wreaths last year’s Berkshire Botanical Garden Marketplace.

The finished product…..the 36” grapevine wreath (left over from a wedding) was lightly sprayed silver, with silver ribbon, silvered oak leaves, pine and star magnolia branches.

Gold ingredients this time – coffee bean pods, pine cones, thistle, kiwi vine, poppy pods, plus some of Michael’s faux scarlet berries for contrast.  All these either wedged or glued on.

The finished product didn’t get out of the front hall!  OK, holiday wreaths are finished for this year.  What do yours look like?


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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2 Responses to Seen on the grapevine….

  1. Leslie Purple says:

    This is my favorite post so far. Fantastic job Susan! Alice F and I went to NYC yesterday and bought the dusty miller and pearl pins and I made my ball last night. It love it. I put the dusty miller all around (it was late and I didn’t have any fresh flowers) I will embellish it later..probably with dried items or maybe tiny silver christmas balls. Thanks for all the creative ideas you have shared.

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