Today I am sharing how I make an easy hydrangea wreath! Our house is surrounded with Annabelle hydrangeas and Incrediball hydrangeas, and this wreath was made with them. I dry lots of hydrangeas…check out this post on my tips and tricks. You could easily make one from Limelight hydrangeas (I made one last year)..the same technique applies.
You start with a grapevine wreath. I usually pick my wreaths up at thrift stores…they may have flowers and fruit glued on them, but I take a hair dryer on low setting, and melt the glue to take all of that off. Easy and economical! We have tons of grapevine growing on our silo, if anyone wants to come and make their own! haha Maybe one of these days, I will tackle that project!
I sat on my couch in the living room and made this wreath…it only took me about 10 minutes…seriously!
You start by taking a dried hydrangea and cutting the stem to about 3 inches long. I then just stuck it in the wreath! If your wreath is very tightly wound, you can open up the grapevine to ease the stem in easier with your other hand.
Keep adding blooms all around the wreath until they meet. Stand back every once and awhile to have a look and make sure you are liking the shape.
When the wreath is finished, turn it over and see if you have any stems that need to be tucked in.
I think the wreath looked fine with just a ring of hydrangeas around it, but to make it fuller, I added a few more flowers here and there where there was more grapevine wreath showing.
That’s it!! It couldn’t be more easy! I take hair spray and give it a spray to help preserve it. I find the hydrangeas I dried this year are a little more pliable and easy to work with….although, I have baskets of hydrangeas I save from year to year, to use in decor.