It’s officially Spring! This is definitely a favorite time of year for me when the days are longer and the temps are warmer. The winter was pretty non-existent in Upstate NY this year, so thankfully a lot of projects that were on the backburner till Spring, already got finished. Over the weekend when the weather was in the 60s and sunny, we started tackling our first outdoor project of the year, but I stepped away from the cutting and hammering for a moment to make this beautiful Dried Hydrangea Wreath.
I had anticipated making this wreath in the Fall and cut off a bunch of hydrangea flowers from my mom’s garden before the first freeze last year. Unfortunately, I never got around to it, so the hydrangeas sat in my garage since then, but I knew they’d make a beautiful Spring wreath when the time came.
I started off with a grapevine (or twig) wreath that I purchased for $2.88 at AC Moore. That was the only part of this project that I had to purchase, so essentially it cost me less than $3 to make – no $40 wreath for this girl!
The key to making a full, yet balanced dried hydrangea wreath is to start with the larger flowerheads as the base around the wreath, and then add in smaller flowerheads.
Starting with larger hydrangea flowerheads, I gently threaded the stems through the grapevine wreath.
I then added the medium sized flowerheads and filled in the areas around.
I finished the wreath by adding the smallest flowerheads to any of the open gaps. The smallest size is really the most important because it really completes the fullness of the wreath.
Note: As you’re threading the stems through the wreath, you may need to secure them with floral wire. I didn’t need much since the stems were long enough and were tucked fairly tight between the twigs of the grapevine wreath.
Once all of the dried hydrangea flowerheads were added to the wreath, I trimmed the stems in the back of the wreath with a scissor.
And it was complete. The entire wreath cost less than $3 and took me about 15 minutes to create – simple and inexpensive! How much better can you get?! And here’s the result…
I want to mention that the hydrangea leaves are fragile, so it’s important to create this wreath with a gentle hand. This wreath is also not great for a high traffic place or door (ie: front door). I’ve got the perfect spot for it though… stay tuned!
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