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How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Enjoy those faded summer blooms with this beautiful and easy to make dried hydrangea wreath. Follow this simple, step by step tutorial to make your own dried hydrangea wreath.

diy dried hydrangea wreath on door

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Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I have been fortunate to enjoy these beautiful blooms all summer long and love bringing them into my home for fall decorating. I made this fall centerpiece mixing fresh and faux flowers and today I have a new craft to share with you.

Today I will show you how to use those faded summer blooms to create a beautiful dried hydrangea wreath.

Getting Ready to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

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What you will need:

  • Grapevine Wreath: I used this wreath from Michaels.
  • Dried Hydrangea Blooms: You will need about 30 blooms. You can read all about how to dry hydrangeas HERE.
  • ribbon of your choice
  • pruners
faded pink hydrangeas

Preparing the stems

  • Your hydrangea stems should be dried. Follow this simple guide for How to Dry Hydrangeas.
  • Cut your dried hydrangea stems to around 6-8 inches long. You can always trim more of the stems later, if necessary.

How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

  1. Decide where the top of your wreath will be. Tie a ribbon around the top of the grapevine wreath for hanging. I like to make a bow at the top of my wreaths.
  2. Then, simply weave each stem into the wreath to secure it, clustering the blooms as you go. I haven’t found a need for wire or hot glue. You can always add florist wire, if you feel that your blooms aren’t secure.
  3. Continue working your way around the wreath using a variety of sizes so that your wreath is full.
  4. That’s it! So simple!

What varieties of hydrangeas should I use?

I have made these wreaths with both Limelight hydrangea stems, as well as traditional blue Endless Summer and Annabelle hydrangea stems.

diy dried hydrangea wreath on door

How do I prevent my hydrangea stems from turning brown?

The trick to preventing hydrangea stems from turning brown is to be careful not to pick them too soon. Be sure to dry them slowly so they feel papery to the touch.

close up of faded blue hydrangea bloom

Where can I display my dried hydrangea wreath?

If you display your wreath outdoors, please be aware that it will not stand up to the elements. It is best displayed indoors. You can hang it on an interior door, on a window, a wall, or even on a mirror as I did here!

dried hydrangea wreath hanging on a mirror

How wonderful that a grapevine wreath and some blooms can make a beautiful wreath! I am so happy with how this came out and am enjoying it in my fall entryway. Where would you put a dried hydrangea wreath in your home?

entryway with board and batten wall and bench decorated with blue and white for fall

Please let me know in the comments below if you give this project a try. If you post it, please tag me. I’d love to see a picture!

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  1. Wow Lynne, your wreath is stunning! I love this simple project and can only hope to have hydrangeas again someday in our yard! Enjoy your weekend xx

  2. Your wreath turned out beautifully!

  3. Lynne I too am a huge fan of hydrangeas! Your mixture of varieties on this wreath is so well done. Thank you for the tips and the lovely tutorial. I really want to make one now! Pinned!

  4. I miss having hydrangea in my yard! They are so beautiful on their own and the wreath you made is stunning! Not sure if they will grow in FL but pinning this just in case they will!!!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Donna! I am not sure if hydrangeas grow in Florida, but how wonderful that you can enjoy beautiful blooms all year long! xo

  5. Hi Lynne! I love this post and your photographs are amazing. Thank you so much for posting in the Home Imagined link party. Pinned!

  6. The wreath is stunning, thank you for sharing how you made it! I’m kicking myself, I received a bunch of hydrangeas for my birthday and I threw them away after they died, I could have kept them 🙁 Next time!

  7. Love this so much!! I want to go chop off all of my hydrangea now ha ha.

  8. Your hydrangea wreath is so pretty! I really like how you displayed it over the mirror! Thanks for sharing all your tips!

    1. Thank you, Kim! I appreciate your kind comment! To be honest, the one on the mirror is my favorite too! Hope you’re having a great week!

  9. Hydrangeas are the BEST! This is so pretty, Lynne, and so achievable even for an impatient DIYer like me 🙂

    1. Yes, they are! I love how beautiful they are throughout the seasons! Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful week, Janet!

  10. Lynne… your wreath is absolutely beautiful! The house we just moved from had hydrangeas and I picked them for 13 years and never made a wreath! Man o man sure wish I could now!

  11. I love a good hydrangea project, but this wreath takes the cake. So pretty and classic. xoxo, kristi

  12. Your wreath is absolutely stunning! Every year I tell myself I’m going to cut and dry my hydrangeas and every year….I forget…and now that I see your wreath I’m kicking myself.

    1. Thank you so much, MaryBeth! It was so much fun to make! I appreciate your kind words. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

  13. Hydrangeas are my favorite too, what a great way to enjoy all year! Thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday!

  14. Your wreath is so gorgeous Lynne, I’m featuring it Monday evening at All About Home. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up. I love hydrangeas, but never have any amount to make a wreath… maybe next season!

    1. Thank you so much, Debra! I am so honored and appreciative to be featured at All About Home! I appreciate your kind words and enjoy visiting your party each week! Thank you again!

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