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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Grape Vine Egg Topiary Tutorial

Happy Wednesday everyone!

This was my submission into Round 2 of the Creative Bloggers Got Talent Competition.


If you voted for it, THANK YOU!
I made it into the Top 15 so time to think about what I will submit for Round 3!

Would you like to see how to make one for your own?!
Here ya go!

Supplies:
-Round spirals of grape vine (found with the grape vine wreaths at Michael's)
-Berry Garland
-Dowel Rod
-Pot
-Floral Foam
-Glue Gun
-Wire cutters
-Floral wire


How to:
To start, uncoil the grape vine.

To make the eggs:
Start at the very center of the coil and wire together the smallest end to the next round of vine.
This will be the top of the egg.

Continue to wrap the vine around placing the vines under and slightly wider than the vine above it.
Wire together as you go.

I started to do the wires from the inside to the outside of the egg, leaving me to cut the ends off.
But I found it easy to go from the outside to the inside and then you will not have to cut off the extra wire later.

Continue wrapping the vine down.
I wrapped about 6 times around to get to the fattest point of my egg and then began wrapping the vines smaller toward the bottom of the egg.

Near the bottom, I wrapped the vine under and slightly smaller than the vine above it.

When I got to the end of the vine, the hole on the bottom is rather large for the bottom of an egg is wider then the top.
Wire the end of the vine inside the last coil of vine.

This is the top of the egg.

Here is the completed egg.
Small at the top, wide in the middle, and a little smaller than the middle at the bottom.

Make a total of 3 eggs.

Then, take the berry garland and wrap it around each egg.
Spread the berries to fill in any gaps and you can either use some wire to hold in place or just wrap the berries around the vines which is what I ended up doing.

In the pot, place some foam to hold the dowel rod.

I painted the dowel rod brown then centered it on the foam.
Pushed the dowel into the foam.

I removed the dowel and placed hot glue into the hole before replacing the dowel.

Inside each egg, I placed some foam to hold the eggs in place on the dowel and so they would stay separated from one another.
Before placing the foam inside the egg, center it on the dowel and push the dowel through it.
Put it inside the egg, and slide the egg onto the dowel.
Hot glued each egg in place on the dowel so they didn't slide.

Here is an individual shot of the top, yellow egg.

Shot of the pink, middle egg.

And here is the bottom, purple egg.

To cover the foam in the pot, I just took some rocks from my outside garden and placed them inside the pot.
Moss would also look really pretty!

The dowel will go straight through the middle and bottom egg and obviously not through the top egg.

And now it's done!

Just decide where you want to put it and it is the perfect spring/Easter decoration!

I thought about putting it outside but with the winds we get here in CO I thought inside would be much better!

So it has found a home in front of my shutters!



Linking up to some of these parties.
Today's Creative Blog
allison

14 comments:

  1. I just LOVE this! Thanks for the Tute! Just one question, what size length and width is the dowel rod that you used?

    Ellenmarie

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  2. Allison, that is so fab! I love it, tons of impact yet really delicate. Great tutorial!

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  3. Oh my gosh Allison, I love this idea! I hope you'll pop over on Friday and link it up!

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  4. This is so sweet Allison!! I love how spring-y it is!! And what a great tutorial too!

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  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT <3

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  6. Oh my Allison!!!!! How adorable!!!! I love it and such an awesome tutorial!!! just beautiful!

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  7. I was totally thinking how cute this would be outside! Stupid winds... It's cute inside, too, I am sure!

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  8. Wow!! This is SUPER cute!! Seriously amazing!

    Samm
    www.LittleHouseintheBigD.com

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  9. So cute! I love this tutorial. I can't wait to try this out.

    Megan

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  10. it looks awesome! so creative.

    great job.

    xo
    kellie

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  11. It looks beautiful! I love the colors!
    Jenn :)

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  12. That is so pretty and elegant! Great tutorial, and awesome idea/creativity!!
    Stopping by from COM Monday :)

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  13. Very pretty! This is my first time stumbling across your blog. Great ideas!!

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  14. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

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