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.
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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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Continue working your way around the wreath using a variety of sizes so that your wreath is full.
- 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.
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.
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!
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?
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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