I didn't want the pieces to go to waste and they "fell" so nicely when held, creating an umbrella-type shape, that the idea for a tree immediately came to mind. Now, I only had bought new colored ornaments last year for the "normal" evergreen-type indoor tree so I'm not quite sick of them yet, however this idea had to be put to use . . . especially with the abundance of grapevine utilized in new ways outdoors this year.
The Traditional Look
|Last year's tree with the new green & bronze colored ornaments.|
The Not-So-Traditional Look
|This year's look with a whimsy, grapevine tree. Lighter ornaments|
from many years ago were reintroduced and complement the crystal decor.
I like both trees but am glad I created this grapevine version. My initial idea (years ago) was to create a 7 -8 foot tall grapevine spiral topiary just as the ones I placed outdoors on the stone pillars. After working on those, I knew a LOT of time and patience would have to be given to creating such a monster. I will do it eventually. In the meantime, this alternative version was the perfect, simple solution and really became much more than I had expected.
Read the process I used to create this weeping grapevine tree.
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