Hydrangea, the flowering shrub that is one of the most popular and versatile plants in the garden. It’s a favorite for creating bold color in the landscape, but also can be used in containers or as part of a mixed border. The flowers are available in white, pink and blue hues.
How To Make A Hydrangea Wreath
Here is the complete process explained in detail on how to make a hydrangea wreath:
1. Cut hydrangea stems with a sharp, clean pair of scissors.
Cut the stems to a length that will fit in your wreath form. The size of the finished product depends on how many flowers you use and the size of your wreath form. If you are using a Styrofoam form, you can make it as large as you want. If you are using a wire wreath form, make sure the diameter is no more than 12 inches or it will be too heavy for the wire to support and may fall apart over time.
You can also use dried hydrangea flowers instead of fresh ones if you prefer, but a nice thing about fresh flowers is that they last longer once they are cut and placed in water than dried ones do. Another option is to combine both fresh and dried flowers together if that’s what you have available.
2. Begin by placing your wreath form on a flat surface like a table or countertop and then start wrapping floral tape around it at regular intervals to hold the stems in place until they root into each other. I like to use about 6 pieces of tape for each stem so I know where my next cuts will be made when I remove them from the water later on.
3. Once all your stems are taped up, fill up a bucket or container with water and place all your hydrangea stems inside it so they can soak overnight while they get ready to be trimmed back into shape tomorrow morning!
4. Remove all the taped-up hydrangea stems from their soaking container (but don’t remove any floral tape just yet!) and lay them out flat on newspaper or paper towels so they can dry off before trimming them down further in step 5 below!
5. Once all your hydrangea stems have been soaked overnight, remove them from their soaking container one at a time (still leaving them attached at their base) and begin cutting off any dead leaves or damaged areas with sharp scissors just above an area where new growth is present! This should leave only healthy foliage behind as well as some new growth buds which will create new branches for future blooms! Continue this process until all your hydrangea flower heads look good enough to use for your project!
6 . Now it’s time to make those buds bloom even more by giving each blossom its own personal “haircut”! To do this, simply grab hold of one flower head at a time and cut away any excess foliage until only about half an inch remains sticking out from the main stem itself! This way each blossom will be able to open up fully without getting covered up by too much extra greenery which would hide its beauty!
7 . Now comes the fun part – arranging all those beautiful flower heads into different patterns until you find one that looks really great before finally taping everything together securely with floral tape! You’ll need plenty of tape to secure everything since these arrangements tend to get rather heavy once everything has been added together! Once everything is taped up however, there’s nothing left for me but sit back and enjoy my hard work while admiring my beautiful new creation!! 🙂
Tips for How To Make A Hydrangea Wreath
Here are 5 things to take care of with respect to how to make a hydrangea wreath:
1. You will need a hydrangea plant. They are usually available at the end of the summer or early fall. The best time to make a wreath is when the flowers are in full bloom because this will allow you to get a better shape and fuller look for your wreath.
“Hydrangeas, like other plants, have different blooming times depending on where they grow. Some varieties bloom all summer long, while others don’t start until late June or early July, and still others don’t bloom until August or September. Hydrangeas grown in northern gardens typically flower later than those grown in southern gardens.”
2. Cut off all the stems of your hydrangea plant except for one stem that has several buds on it. This is important because it will be used to make your wreath!
3. Wrap the stem with floral tape so that it won’t break when you hang it up to dry (this step is optional).
4. Tie a string around the base of your hydrangea stem so that it will be easy to hang up once it is dry (this step is optional).
5. Hang your hydrangea stem upside down from a clothesline or another place where there is good air circulation (this step is optional). It needs to dry for 2-3 weeks before using it for your wreath!
Interesting Facts About Hydrangea
Here are 5 things you should know about hydrangea:
1. Hydrangeas are native to Asia and were introduced to North America in the late 1700s.
2. Hydrangeas are a member of the large family of plants known as Ericaceae, which also includes blueberries, cranberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas. The hydrangea genus is made up of approximately 50 species; only two of these species are grown for their flowers—Hydrangea macrophylla (bigleaf hydrangea) and Hydrangea arborescens (smooth hydrangea).
3. The name “hydrangea” comes from the Greek words hydr- meaning water and angeion meaning vessel or container because the flower buds look like they are holding water.
4. All hydrangeas have white flowers with five petals that can be pink or blue depending on the variety. A flower’s color is determined by its genes and not affected by soil pH or plant nutrition, although some varieties may bloom better in acidic soils than others do. When gardeners talk about pink hydrangeas, they usually refer to cultivars that have been crossed with other types of plants to create new colors such as pink or red or even a combination of colors such as pink with blue centers or red with white centers called bi-colors.
5. There are over 100 named cultivars available today that feature different leaf shapes and sizes, flower colors ranging from pure white to deep maroon-red, some that are double flowered (meaning more than one flower per stem), dwarf varieties (which grow only 2 feet tall), and even variegated-leaved varieties (with leaves that have streaks of white running through them).
Hydrangea door wreaths are a very popular and easy project to make. The hydrangeas will last for several weeks if you keep them in a cool, dry place. You can use any type of hydrangea, but the most common ones used for wreaths are the ‘Annabelle’ and the ‘Endless Summer’ varieties.
Gather your materials. You will need a wire hanger, floral tape, scissors, 2-3 bunches of hydrangeas (depending on how large you want your wreath to be), 2-3 bunches of moss (depending on how large you want your wreath to be), and some wire cutters or pliers.
Cut off all the leaves from each stem with your scissors or pliers. Leave about 6 inches of stem below the flower head. Discard the leaves or save them for another project like a leaf art craft project!
Fold back one end of each stem so that it makes an upside down V shape. This is called “slinging” the stems and allows you to easily wrap them around the wire hanger later on in this step. Secure with floral tape as needed. It is best to sling each stem individually rather than doing it all at once because it makes things easier when you start wrapping later on in this step!
Take one A dried hydrangea wreath can last anywhere from a few months to a year or even more depending on how well you store it. When you first get your wreath, make sure that you hang it in a dry area with good air circulation. This will help the wreath stay fresh for longer.
Once it is completely dry, you can place the wreath in an airtight container and store it away from heat and sunlight. If you are planning on keeping your wreath for many months, then we recommend storing it in a cool dark space such as a basement or closet.
What color is a dried hydrangea wreath?
The color of your dried hydrangea wreath will depend on the type of dye used to create the flowers and leaves. Most of our dried hydrangea products use natural dyes that produce a range of beautiful colors including blue, pink, purple, white and green. You can also order dyed hydrangeas if you are looking for specific colors.
You can use any kind of fake flowers for this project. I used silk hydrangeas, but you can also use silk roses or other kinds of flowers.
To make a fake hydrangea wreath, you will need:
fake hydrangeas (or other fake flowers)
wire mesh wreath form (I bought mine at Michaels)
wire cutters (to cut the wire mesh) and pliers to bend the wire mesh in shape (the one I used is from Amazon)
glue gun and glue sticks (you could also use floral tape if you don’t have a glue gun)
Hydrangeas are a great substitute for grapes in this wreath. You can either use the fresh hydrangeas or make it with dried hydrangeas.
If you use fresh hydrangeas, cut the stems to about 12 inches long and put them in water so they last longer. If you want to use dried hydrangeas, let them dry out for a few days before making the wreath.
To make this grapevine wreath, follow these steps:
Cut a grapevine wreath form into two pieces (smaller ones will work too) and place them together on your work surface. The center of each piece should be marked with an “X” using a pencil or pen. Place one half of the form at an angle over the other half, so that it creates a diamond shape.
Tie together the four corners of the form using string or twine, leaving enough space between each corner to add flowers later. Add some glue around each joint of the form and then wrap floral tape around it until you have covered all four sides of it.
This will help with stability when adding flowers to your grapevine wreath later on. To create your grapevine wreath design, start by placing 3-4 clusters of artificial grapes onto one side of your grapevine wreath form (or in between two joints).