This happens to be the worlds cheapest and easiest wreath tutorial. I was inspired by what else... Pinterest. I randomly searched "wreaths" on afternoon and you wouldn't believe how many awesome ideas popped up! Seriously... go search it! I ended up making this one because I not only loved it, but I had plenty of dried hydrangeas so I knew I could make it quickly and easily and for zero dollars.
- piece of cardboard
- dried hydrangeas
- hot glue gun and glue
- length of string
I only have one picture of the glue it on step because it's kind of a no brainer. Add a length of ribbon to the back for hanging if needed first. Next, cut the stems from your hydrangeas and cover a surface area of the form with hot glue. Stick your hydrangeas down putting even pressure so it will stick but taking care not to crush it. Continue until you're finished!
You will have to go back at the end taking small cuttings to fill in the gaps. I think this wreath took me a total of 15 minutes from start to finish! I have had it a few different places and I like it everywhere. I have a love affair with hydrangeas though and my house is surrounded by them. Their leaves are just now beginning to come out for the year and I'm already excited!
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A note on drying hydrangeas.
I had the dried hydrangeas for this wreath already from my yard last year but drying them is super easy even if you buy them from the grocery store. Basically display them in a vase with water and they will slowly dry as the water evaporates. They usually retain their color but it may be a little more muted. It doesn't always work as well with flower shop hydrangeas but I have had plenty of luck. If you are planning on drying them from your own bush wait until the second half of summer when the start to feel slightly papery. They seem to do perfectly from here. If there are a couple brown petals they are easily removed once dried. The funny part about this is this is the way I have always dried my hydrangeas but before typing it here I thought I better Google to see the "real" way. Love it when I just happen to do things right the first time... that's not usually the way things go for me!
This is an easy peasy and potentially free beautiful wreath. I am thinking it is worth it for you to go ahead and plant yourself a hydrangea or two if you don't have one already! Now is the time!
I hope you are having this amazing spring weather like I am! I am headed outside to enjoy it and start working on weeding my flower beds, doing a little pruning, and getting the ground ready to add annuals in a few weeks! YAY!! Spring is the best time of year! Stay tuned for some gardening posts and tutorials coming up.
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