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How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in crafts, wreaths | 5 comments

Every year my hydrangea bush outdoes itself.

I end up with seriously large, beautiful hydrangea blooms.

It actually should have died years ago.

My sweet mother-in-law gifted me with an Annabelle Hydrangea when my Anna Belle was born.

Such a sweet thought…but my reality was that I didn’t really have time to deal with a new plant.

I had a little girl that had just turned 2 and a newborn and I was tired.

So I quickly planted the little plant after letting it sit entirely too long in its plastic container…with no water.

And I forgot about it.

Until the next year…it began to show some life…and actually began to produce the tiniest of blooms.

I thought it just might make it after all.

Until my precious {then 3 year old} Daisy saw the tiny blooms and proceeded to pick everyone of them…and brought me a beautiful tiny bouquet. :)

I knew that was going to be all it took to polish the poor plant off.

But year after year it just kept coming back…defying all odds.

And allowing me to show you how to make a dried hydrangea wreath! :)

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

How to Dry Hydrangeas

Here is how I dry the hydrangea blooms.

How to Dry Hydrangeas

I wait for the blooms to turn from this white color.

How to Dry Hydrangeas

To this green color.

The blooms begin to get “papery” feeling and then I know they are ready.

They dry right there on the plant.

How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Then I buy a grapevine form.

How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Cut the stems to about 4 inches.

And fill the form.

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

And that is how to make a dried hydrangea wreath!

Life to the full!

Melissa

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5 Comments

  1. I’m so envious of your GORGEOUS & LUSH Hydrangea bush!! I bought some hydrangeas this year for $30 & they ALL perished within a matter of days..so bummed! Yours are magnificent & that wreath WOW!! :)

    Paige.Rose

    http://www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

  2. I wasn’t one bit surprised to see your floral monogram was outstanding and I did go vote for you. Really really pretty Melissa, and your hydrangeas, would you sell me some? I love that green color, so soft and serene looking, would keep them in our room which is going to be coral walls and apple green furniture, accessories.
    You are so good at flower projects, love your monogram. Your climate is perfect for growing hydrangeas and think it just needed to be at your home.
    I’m trying to cool off after vaccumming l/r/mudroom, kitchen, just need to mop floor in kitchen, Seems to be every day job having to mop kitchen floor.
    We got a Libman with rotating head while back and it has 2 pads, nice to have extra when one is dirty. It’s so much easier for me to handle and does such a great job. Has place on it to put some cleaning stuff also which you can squirt on floor. Don’t mind mopping now, don’t have to get bucket out, lifting heavy wet mop that always seemed to be dirty to me no matter how many times I would take it outside to rinse out well. I put the dirty pad from Libman in with bathroom rugs when I wash them. I can whip it out for a quickie mop when I need to. Happy summer days

  3. I love this! Such a great way to use your hydrangeas once they are all dried out!The door color really makes them stand out.

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  4. Had no idea it was this easy!! Sharing on my FB page, Melissa! XO

  5. I also have what seems to be that same Hydrangea bush. I cut mine when they are that same soft shade of green . I grasp the flower holding the stem toward me, looking into the flower. I use the cheapest aresol hair spray and spray into the center on all the surfaces of the tiny petals. Then make one quick pass all over the top of the bloom. I have some flowers that have lasted for 7 years. They have darkened somewhat over time, but are still very pretty.

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