I made this Dried Hydrangea Wreath using Hydrangea flowers that are blooming in my Rose garden!
I usually dry some of the beautiful flowers in a vase, but this year I decided I would try my hand at making a wreath with them.
I love doing a flower craft with stuff I have on hand.
If you would like to learn my very easy method of How to make a dried Hydrangea wreath......follow along!
I have a Hydrangea on each side of the rose garden, so I have plenty of flowers. (This year they seem especially beautiful and plentiful)
Follow my step by step instructions to make your own beautiful wreath from dried Hydrangea blossoms.
You begin with a simple Grape vine wreath. I didn't have a grape vine wreath on hand, but a quick walk in another part of the yard produced enough to circle into a wreath! (You can buy these at any craft store)
Step #1 I just bunched together 5 or 6 vines about 3 feet in length, formed a circle with them, then wove the ends into the wreath to hold it together.
Then I attached a bow. (I just used a scrap of fabric that I had on hand.)Ready made bows are available at any craft store.
The changing colors of the beautiful blooms add to the beauty of the finished wreath!
Step #2 Next I snipped off some Flowers, leaving about a 5-6" stem on them. (I kept going back and snipping more bunches as I needed them.)
Step #3 Then, I stripped off all the leaves from the blooms.
The weather outside was so nice, I made the whole thing right out side!
Step #4 Next, I simply started inserting flowers in-between the layers of the grape vine, pushing them in until they felt secure. It doesn't matter where you start, just continue around the wreath working in the same direction.
I did find it necessary to use some wire on flowers that just didn't want to stay in place. I simply wrapped the wire around the already inserted stems.
I found that the flowers that weren't quite as mature (or dry) were easier to work with.
I was surprised at how quick this was to do once I got going.
This is my finished wreath.
So....just because I love roses so much... I snipped a few of the last remaining rose blooms of the year and added them to my dried Hydrangea Wreath!