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.

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They are gorgeous with a glass hurricane and a candle in the center.

Or over your fireplace above your mantel.

I use them everywhere.

Fall tablescape with DIY dried hydrangea wreath centerpiece - J Dub By Design™
A Hydrangea wreath I made and used as a centerpiece for a fall tablescape

Give them away as a gift.

Overhead view of fall tablescape - J Dub By Design™
Overhead view of the hydrangea wreath tablescape

I make my wreaths using AnnaBelle Hydrangeas from my own yard.

I love my AnnaBelle Hydrangeas. These HUGE blooms begin as chartreuse before opening to the most perfect shade of white before turning green as they start to age.

Once fall approaches, if you leave them in your landscaping, the blooms turn a papery tan, similar to pages from a worn book.

It gets extremely hot here in the Texas Hill Country.

Today, we are scheduled to hit 103.

And my AnnaBelle’s don’t blink an eye.

They continue to thrive because they are protected from the afternoon sun by my beloved Natchez crepe myrtle canopy.

Did I mention this year I have some blooms that are over 12 inches in diameter?

AnnaBelle Hydrangeas are stunners!

To Make A Wreath……

You can create one 18 inch wreath from one mature hydrangea bush (approximately 30 blooms)


There is no complex drying method.

You do not need expensive tools.

You do need hydrangeas.


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)


  1. I always harvest my blooms in the early morning or late evening so that the harsh sun does not stress the blooms.
  2. Make a diagonal cut on the hydrangea stem approximately 12-14 inches below the bloom.
  3. Repeat until you have around 30 blooms of all sizes (large, medium, and small).
  4. Remove all of the leaves from the hydrangea blooms. Discard the leaves.
  5. 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.
  6. Gently stick the stem into the grapevine wreath so that the bloom is sitting directly on the grapevine wreath.
  7. I like to use all of my large blooms first, and completely encircle the wreath form.
  8. Then I go back with the medium and smaller blooms and fill in the gaps.
  9. Make sure you fill in the center and the sides of the wreath as it can be seen.

Photos of Process

cutting hydrangea blooms for wreath - J Dub By Design™
Gather your blooms in the morning or evening. Use clean snips.
placing hydrangea blooms in a basket - J Dub By Design™
Place your blooms in a basket while you cut the rest.
hydrangea blooms pruned from bush - J Dub By Design™
Your basket will fill up quickly.
removing leaves from hydrangea blooms - J Dub By Design™
Remove all of the leaves from the stems and discard.
hydrangea blooms in basket - J Dub By Design™
Without the leaves, the basket is not as full.
trimming hydrangea blooms on diagonal to place in wreath form - J Dub By Design™
Cut the hydrangea stem on the diagonal about 4-5 inches below bloom.
placing a large hydrangea bloom in grapevine wreath form - J Dub By Design™
Stick the stem in on the diagonal and place the bloom flush on top of the wreath.
using large blooms to cover grapevine wreath form - J Dub By Design™
Repeat this all the way around the wreath using the biggest blooms first.
placing hydrangea blooms in wreath form - J Dub By Design™
Once you have placed blooms around the entire circumference fill in with smaller blooms around the inside and outside.
placing hydrangea blooms along sides of wreath form - J Dub By Design™
Make sure to check around the wreath for any gaps where the grapevine shows and fill in accordingly.
hydrangea wreath complete - J Dub By Design™
The wreath is completely covered.


  1. If some of the stems break or do not want to go into the grapevine, use your glue gun to secure the stems.
  2. As the hydrangeas dry out, there may be a few small gaps. Plan to add a few more blooms to fill in later.
  3. 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.
  4. You don’t need to fill the entire wreath form. Below is a photo of one I made using my newly planted, only in the ground one year, White Wedding Hydrangeas. I included some foliage to help fill in the bottom of the wreath.
White Wedding Hydrangea Blooms on a grapevine wreath - J Dub By Design™
White Wedding Hydrangea Wreath

Pin For Later!

large hydrangea wreath hanging over stone outdoor fireplace - J Dub By Design™
My Large Old Hydrangea Wreath Hanging on my Mantel
Jennifer Williams hanging a dried hydrangea wreath above the outdoor stone fireplace - J Dub By Design™
My Big Guy Hydrangea Wreath over the stone fireplace mantel.

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.

Looking For More DIY’s?

I’ve got you covered for fall and Christmas.

Check out my DIY Fall Table using Wood Remnants to set the most perfect Thanksgiving table – indoor or outside.

If you are looking for a centerpiece for your table that is not only easy, but WOW worthy, check out my floating candle floral centerpiece.

Christmas will be here before you know it. So check out my recommendations for lighting and decorating your Christmas tree.

For your front door, you don’t want to miss my tutorial on making your own Christmas swags.

And these bottle brush trees will be adorable Christmas decor anywhere in your home.

Don’t forget to try my method to clean all your glass surfaces. You will never rely on Windex again.

Have you seen the DIY outdoor dining space I just completed?

My old and tired wooden table and chairs got a whole new lease on life!

Here’s another DIY furniture project where I also used wax. The finish is fabulous!.

Have you ever dried an artichoke? This DIY is so easy to complete. You will end up with the most gorgeous muted dried pieces to use in all your floral decor.

Do you want to create a beautiful moss wreath like mine? I have a tutorial! This would an excellent gift for that special lady for in your life.

Have you seen my Aged Pot Tutorial? It’s a great way to transform any piece of pottery into an aged antique beauty!

And, don’t forget my fig topiary is the perfect gift for your favorite gardener.

How About Some Recipes?

Definitely check out my Summer Berry and Peach Galette. The crust is absolutely amazing!

Try my spooky sausage bites for your next Halloween party. Actually they work well for any party or tailgate get together.

Also, don’t forget my Mexican Spinach Artichoke Dip is another great appetizer to serve at your weekend activities.

My Brown Butter Pecan Cookies are a great cookie to whip up now that the temperatures have dropped here in Texas.

Here’s another cookie for you too.

It is full of chocolate and super sinful in such a good way.

Look no further than my S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.

My dill pickle dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at Easter brunch or at your next pool party.

This creamy balsamic salad dressing will become your new favorite.

My Monterey Jack Salsa will be your next favorite dip this summer.

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