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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Spring Celebrations Centerpiece

Monday, April 22, 2019


Spring brings many celebrations ... Mother's Day, graduations, bridal showers, birthdays ... as well as Easter. Are you looking for a beautiful centerpiece for your special Spring celebration(s)? One that is unusual and eye-catching for the dining table, buffet, or gift table with a delightful rustic appeal? 


Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
One that is stunning, yet budget friendly? 


S P R I N G   C E L E B R A T I O N S   

C E N T E R P I E C E 


What makes this centerpiece so affordable is using greenery and flowers from your own yard. Other budget-wise ideas are to reuse your left-over dyed Easter eggs and a rustic grapevine door wreath. 

The centerpiece is an oversize grapevine wreath bird's nest embellished with live fresh flowers, moss, colored eggs, and trailing greenery. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Whether you plan to use the centerpiece on your dining table or elsewhere, you will love its fresh unusual style. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
If you have roses in your flower garden, they make an excellent focus flower in the centerpiece. Other garden flowers such as peonies, ranunculus, or any showy single flower works as a focus flower. 

The roses in this centerpiece came from the local grocery store's floral department. 

But everything else came straight from the backyard flower gardens. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Begin by loosing the grapevine wreath so the rings can be repositioned. Look at the way the grapevine rings are positioned ... the outer rings are low with the inner rings pulled upward and closer together to form the bird's nest. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh roses
Then attach florist's water vials equidistant around the middle grapevine rings. Twist brown wired florist twine around each water vial several times and then to the grapevine branches to hold the vial upright. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh roses
Add a rose and some greenery to each water vial. All of the greenery with the roses does not have to match. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh roses
Small sprigs of ivy add interest with their unique curls without overwhelming the roses. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Collect other flowers from your yard like purple clematis and red clover. Collect different textured greenery like purple-leafed cabbage, lacy artemisia, or lamb's ear. 







Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Add a cluster of mixed small flowers and textured greenery to another water vial, and attach it in the same way as attaching the rose vials, but closer in and further down into the nest area. 

Add a layer of moss at the bottom of the grapevine rings, continuing the moss up the side of the grapevine nest. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Add five to six dyed Easter eggs made from blowing the eggs out a small hole in one end of the egg. Stack the eggs on top of the moss up the side of the nest instead of clustering all the eggs at the bottom of the nest. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Place the grapevine nest on top of a large round glass plate. The plate shown is an old microwave oven's turn table. 

Watch for clear glass plates at garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores. Pie plates, dinner plates, and microwave plates all make excellent bases for floral arrangements and potted plants to keep water from damaging your furniture. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers
Weave ground ivy in and around the large grapevine bird's nest for a finishing touch. Wisteria vines are another source for twining greenery. 



Spring celebration grapevine bird nest centerpiece with fresh flowers

Voilà 

An unusual, but budget friendly, centerpiece 
for all your Spring celebrations. 



2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Judith. And some lovely photos, too! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

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  2. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch. Go see it featured.

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