❖ Would you like to give a natural look to all your creations with real honeysuckle vine garland just like I do? The same woman who hand-ties my wild birch wreaths also harvests this woodsy, natural garland just for me! I’ve been buying from her for around thirty years! Want to see a video of me with a new shipment of honeysuckle rolls? You can find it on YouTube. Honeysuckle video on YouTube.
❖ HOW TO USE: I always add honeysuckle to my wreaths first thing. The many loops and curls gives me more interesting spaces in which to add the critters, birds, nests and bird houses that Ladybug Wreaths is known for. I also love using the loops and curls from my vines to heavier items such as hold clay pots and larger bird houses into my wreaths! Just wrap your honeysuckle around the base of the birdhouse or the rim of a pot, add a little glue and moss and they are there to stay!! Trust me! That makes them really secure!
Another beautiful option is to use this honeysuckle garland for a wedding! We’ve used it often for that. Wherever you want flower garland, first add the honeysuckle as your base, twisting and curling it around and tying it down where necessary. You won’t believe how easy it will be for you to add greens and flowers into the honeysuckle base. You won’t need to wire and tie in your embellishments like you would if you didn’t use the honeysuckle first! Just tuck them into the honeysuckle vine. And… it is really striking done this way!
Honeysuckle can also be used in arrangements and even in Christmas trees!! Actually, it looks awesome in 2 to 7 foot Christmas trees. I always cover my trees used in my pergola with lots of honeysuckle, nests, birds and other natural items.
You’ll find that I have MANY videos on my website and on YouTube which show you how to add this beautiful, natural element to your own designs!
❖ SIZE & DESCRIPTION: You’ll find there is a lot on these rolls. Steve and I measured approximately how much is found in one roll, but remember… they are all different. Length of the honeysuckle vine measures between 40 and 50 feet! Each roll measures between 15 & 17 inches across and 4 to 6 inches deep and is compacted pretty tightly. I can usually divide one roll and use it in approximately 20 wreaths!
❖ ABOUT HONEYSUCKLE: The honeysuckle vine is a common, simple-to-grow climber that’s available in many varieties. Vines can also be planted as ground cover, but they’re most often trellis-trained to cover walls and structures. You can plant and grow your own vines of honeysuckle if you like so you’ll always have some available for your designs. There are times when I, myself, run out of these rolls that I sell to you. When that happens, I drive a few blocks away and pull down some vines which are growing along the side of the road. Those are great but haven’t been rolled up long enough to have curls in them like when I’m pulling one of my own rolls apart!
Honeysuckle is an essential element in all my Ladybug Wreaths! (It is the lighter colored loops and curls you see in my wreaths that are online and in my website.) Using This in Your “Wild & Woodsy” Wreaths Gives Them a Look Like None Other. This Unique, Fresh Product Will Make Your Designs Stand Out FAR Above The Rest!
❖ WHY HONEYSUCKLE: As far as I know, I was the first to ever come up with the idea of adding natural elements like honeysuckle into my wreath designs over 30 years ago! The idea came to me when I was trying to make my designs have a thicker, more three-dimensional look. I’ve never liked flat wreaths. LOL The wilder, the better, I always say! I really like the “wild & woodsy” natural look I get from the lighter wood contrast that this gives my wreaths. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, then you know that I’ve become known world-wide for these “wild & woodsy” wreaths.
For years, I searched for something which would curl out from my designs giving them a different shape. I wanted my wreath designs to look like they had actually grown in the woods. With this fresh honeysuckle vine, you can make many loops and curls radiate out of your arrangement. It is so very easy to tuck the ends right into your wreath, and anchor them in with a pipe cleaner, blue and then a pinch of sheet moss. Yours will look like none other! The smaller loops of the vine can also make a wonderful spot to anchor your sweet bird’s nest with a bird perched on the side.
The possibilities are endless with honeysuckle vine. You can be really creative as you make loops to hold and anchor just about anything into your wreath.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to make a wreath without it! Always remember when designing your own wreaths: “I know you can do it… I’m sure you can!!”