My DIY Dried Hydrangea Wreath is so easy to make.
I have been making these stunners for years.
Hang them on your front door or a gate!
Use them as the centerpiece for your tablescape.
Give them away as a gift.
In fact, I am giving away two of these wreaths that I made using Anna Belle Hydrangeas from my own yard. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for a chance to win one of these beauties.
The BEST PART…….
There is no complex drying method.
You do not need expensive tools.
You do need hydrangeas. Any color will work.
You can create one 18 inch wreath from one mature hydrangea bush (approximately 30 blooms)
Approximately 30-35 dried hydrangeas (mine are Annabelle Aborenscens)
18 inch grapevine wreath form
A pair of clean, sharp snips (wipe them down with alcohol before you start cutting)
A basket to harvest your blooms (optional)
Glue Gun (optional)
- I always harvest my blooms in the early morning or late evening so that the harsh sun does not stress the blooms.
- Make a diagonal cut on the hydrangea stem approximately 12-14 inches below the bloom.
- Repeat until you have around 30 blooms of all sizes (large, medium, and small).
- Remove all of the leaves from the hydrangea blooms. Discard the leaves.
- Make another diagonal cut approximately 4-5 inches below the bloom. This gives the hydrangea plenty of support within the wreath as the blooms dry out.
- Gently stick the stem into the grapevine wreath so that the bloom is sitting directly on the grapevine wreath.
- I like to use all of my large blooms first, and completely encircle the wreath form.
- Then I go back with the medium and smaller blooms and fill in the gaps.
- Make sure you fill in the center and the sides of the wreath as it can be seen.
Photos of Process
- If some of the stems break or do not want to go into the grapevine, use your glue gun to secure the stems.
- As the hydrangeas dry out, there may be a few small gaps. Plan to add a few more blooms to fill in later.
- This wreath will last years and years with proper storage. I have one I made many years ago, I just add a few blooms to it each year and enjoy it every fall and winter.
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I hope you will make one of these DIY Dried Hydrangea Wreaths for your fall decor. Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think.
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