In this post, you'll find the directions to make an early spring grapevine cone topiary. Perfect to transition your decor from winter into spring!
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I don't know about you but I'm really yearning for spring. It has been unusually cold here in South Carolina. In fact, I cannot remember a time when the temps have been so low for so long. As soon as Valentine's Day is over, I will be springing up the place even though the weather may not be cooperating!
Early Spring Grapevine Cone Topiary
Today I'm sharing a very economical way to bring a little spring into your decor with this grapevine cone topiary. It's part of a larger plan to freshen up our living area for the new season.
I got my idea while perusing a very popular home decor catalog which was filled with faux spring florals. As soon as I saw one particular item, I hopped online and ordered it. While on the website, I spotted a spring garland that I thought would be beautiful on our mantel.
But I did NOT like the price especially since I knew I could make something similar for much less. And you know how one thing leads to another, right? I was thinking about other things I could make to coordinate with the garland!
So I went on a little shopping trip to our local Hobby Lobby and purchased some spring florals. I just dumped them into my vintage dough bowl until I had time to work with them.
I also purchased this grapevine cone.
It was $7.99 but I used my 40% coupon. I actually need one more of these so I will go back another day so I can use a coupon again. (I'm cheap like that!)
The first thing I did was to wrap the cone with a short strand of battery operated fairy lights.
The inspirational garland that I had seen had white dogwood blossoms on it, but the closest thing I could find was this apple blossom faux spring garland at Hobby Lobby.
The garland costs $19. 99 but it is 50% off this week and I only used a part of it.
I promptly cut off the floral branches!
Until I had a stack of floral branches.
Taking one branch, I started wrapping it around the base of the cone.
In most cases, I was able to tuck the end of each branch into the grapevine and then used a small amount of hot glue to secure the ends.
Within 10 minutes, I had reached the top! I did hot glue a few flowers and leaves in a few places that looked a little bare.
Such a quick and easy project to get your spring decorating underway! For the time being, I put my early spring grapevine cone topiary in a galvanized bucket that I already had.
But I do plan to make a matching topiary and will paint my pair of wooden planters green. It's all part of my spring decorating plan for our living area.