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Grapevine Wreath Making

Grapevine Wreath Making

The process of making a grapevine wreath

Below you will see some pictures, in a step-by-step order, of how Linda makes her own grapevine wreaths that she uses for most of the designs sold here at Silk Floral Designs by Linda.  The vines that grow in their own back yard are used for the wreath making. It took about a week to complete the process using this years cuttings (Spring 2013). Click on each picture to see a larger view. You also have the option of starting a slide show once you have clicked on one of the pictures. Enjoy!

the pile of grapevines that Ken cut down this spring (2013)
the pile of grapevines that Ken cut down this spring (2013)
the pile of grapevines after trimming from the main vines
the pile of grapevines after trimming from the main vines
sorting out the vines that will be used for the wreaths from the ones that will be used for twig swags
sorting out the vines that will be used for the wreaths from the ones that will be used for twig swags
bending the vines to loosen the bark for peeling
bending the vines to loosen the bark for peeling
preparing to remove the bark
preparing to remove the bark

 

using a nail frame to get the initial shape started
using a nail frame to get the initial shape started
the end result was 19 wreaths in sizes from 7 1/2″ to 15″ across. The pile of sticks on the left will be used for twig swags
the end result was 19 wreaths in sizes from 7 1/2″ to 15″ across. The pile of sticks on the left will be used for twig swags
closeup of one of the finished wreaths
closeup of one of the finished wreaths

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