How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

Friday, July 1, 2016


How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath- www.gildedbloom.com

The midsummer heat is starting to fade the bright pinks and lavender hues of our hydrangeas to soft mauves and greens.   This is when I usually cut the remaining blooms to bring inside to use for decorating.  Last year I mixed them with seashells and made summery vignettes (See Summer Decorating:  Seashells and Hydrangeas) but this year I've decided to design a few wreaths to hang or give as gifts.

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath- www.gildedbloom.com

I started by clipping the hydrangeas at daybreak when the blooms were fresh from the evening air. Then over my morning latte, I began stripping the leaves off the flowers and weaving the blooms into a grapevine wreath form I'd purchased at the craft store.  As you see, I added the mauve blooms first spacing them evenly throughout the wreath.  

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath- www.gildedbloom.com

Then I worked the green blooms into the empty spaces until the wreath was completely covered with flowers.  After I finished, it was misted with water to keep the blooms hydrated as long as possible.  It will be misted each day until the hydrangeas start to dry.

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath- www.gildedbloom.com

Here is the finished wreath!  It is now hanging indoors, still fresh and holding its color beautifully.  I would expect it to dry into a soft beige tone but I may be surprised.  And of course that is part of the fun!

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