Artificial hydrangeas are very popular in the floral industry because they are easy to use and look great. You can make your own artificial hydrangea wreath with a few simple supplies.
How To Make An Artificial Hydrangea Wreath
Here is the complete process explained in detail on how to make an artificial hydrangea wreath:
1. Gather materials
You will need the following supplies:
– a foam wreath form, about 18 inches in diameter (available at craft stores)
– artificial hydrangea, 2 to 3 feet tall (available at craft stores)
– floral wire or ribbon for hanging the wreath on a door, etc.
– glue gun and hot glue sticks (optional)
– decorative items like silk flowers and pine cones (optional)
Tips for How To Make An Artificial Hydrangea Wreath
Here are 5 things to take care of with respect to how to make an artificial hydrangea wreath:
1. You will need to gather the following materials: a Styrofoam wreath form, a hot glue gun, green floral wire, artificial hydrangeas, and artificial pine branches.
2. Cut your artificial hydrangeas into pieces that are about 4-6 inches long.
3. Use your hot glue gun to attach the pieces of hydrangea to the wreath form in an overlapping pattern.
4. Once you have completed attaching all of the hydrangea pieces, use your green floral wire to wrap around the entire outside of the wreath form in order to secure it together and give it a finished look.
Interesting Facts About Hydrangea
Here are 5 things you should know about hydrangea:
1. Hydrangea is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to woodland, scrub and streamside habitats in China, Japan and Korea. The genus includes shrubs growing to 1–3 m tall, herbaceous subshrubs or small trees up to 6 m tall, and climbers.
2. Hydrangeas are grown for their large 5-petaled flowers that bloom from late spring into summer. The flowers come in a range of colors including blue, pink, red, white and purple. They can be seen in various shades throughout the year as the flowers fade from one color to another over time.
3. Flowering hydrangea varieties are often planted by gardeners for their ornamental value as well as for their ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden with their nectar-rich blooms.
4. The most common form of hydrangeas grown today is Hidrangea macrophylla (bigleaf hydrangea). This variety grows well in Zones 4 through 8 and produces clusters of large white flowers that look like upside down ice cream cones on long stems above the foliage each summer. There are also pink varieties available that produce similar flowers but they tend to be more susceptible to disease than the white varieties.
5. In addition to being used in gardens as an ornamental plant, hydrangeas have been used medicinally for centuries in Asia where it is known as “Higanbana” which translates into “flower of death” because it was thought that only those who were about to die could see its blossoms open at night!
I want to make a hydrangea wreath for my front door. I live in the south so it will be outside for most of the year.
How do I keep it from wilting?
Hydrangeas are gorgeous, but they are not made for outdoor use. They require a cool, moist climate and constant moisture to thrive. The only way to keep them fresh is to bring them inside at night and then back out during the day. If you leave them outside all night, they will die quickly and wilt quickly when brought back into the house. This is why they have become a symbol of southern hospitality as they are placed on doorsteps to welcome guests into homes and businesses throughout the South.
How do I make my own hydrangea tea?
You can make your own hydrangea tea by cutting off some stems from your hydrangeas and placing them in a glass jar with water overnight (or longer). Strain out the flowers once you have made your tea, or drink both together!
You can make artificial hydrangeas by using silk flowers and spray-painting them.
Step 1: Cut off the bottom of the stem of a silk flower and remove the plastic leaves.
Step 2: Spray paint your artificial hydrangea stems with a green color. Use different shades to get a realistic effect. You can also use an airbrush for this step, but it is not necessary.
Step 3: Place your artificial hydrangeas in a vase or on a table as you would real ones.
This is a great project for the spring and summer because it’s so easy to do. You can use fresh flowers or dried ones, depending on your preference. I used dried hydrangea flowers because they are more affordable and easier to find in the craft store.
Fake flowers –
you can get them at craft stores like Michael’s or Joann’s, or at places that sell artificial plants like Walmart or Target; they also have them at dollar stores sometimes. You can use any kind of flower you like, but here are some suggestions: poinsettias, holly leaves, pine cones, berries, etc. You should be able to find these in the floral section of your store. If not, they might be in the artificial plant section. I bought mine at Dollar Tree!
you’ll want something strong enough to hold the flowers together without bending too much (this is different than wire used for making jewelry). It should be thin enough so that it doesn’t show through your base material when you wrap it around. This is what I used: 20 gauge copper wire from Home Depot (you can also buy it at hardware stores), which is about .8mm thick; this was perfect for me because it was very thin and didn’t show through my base material when I wrapped it around the wreath form. However, if you want a thicker wreath and don’t mind