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How To Make Paper Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are not only beautiful, they’re also durable. With just a few simple steps, you can make a paper hydrangea that will last for years to come.

How To Make Paper Hydrangea

Here is the complete process explained in detail on how to make paper hydrangea:

1. Gather your supplies:

* 12 white paper plates

* 12 blue paper plates

* Scissors

* Mod Podge (I used matte)

* Paintbrush

* Hot glue gun (optional)

* Ribbon (optional)

Step 2:

2. Cut the center out of each plate.

Step 3:

3. Arrange the plates in a pleasing pattern on your work surface.

Step 4:

4. Using a paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the inside of each plate and stack them on top of each other, alternating between blue and white plates until you have a flower shape with 6 petals and a center.

Step 5:

5. Let the flower dry for 24 hours before using it as an accent piece or placing it in a vase filled with water! If you want to add ribbon or wire to make it into a brooch or hair clip, do so after the flower is dry but before adding water to it!

Tips for How To Make Paper Hydrangea

Here are 5 things to take care of with respect to how to make paper hydrangea:

1. You will need a fresh hydrangea flower. It is important that you get one that is not wilted or damaged in any way.

2. Find an old piece of paper (or you can use new paper, but it works best with old paper). The size of the paper should be at least 3 times bigger than the size of your flower petals. If you use smaller paper, your flowers will be too small and fragile to hold up to being handled and displayed properly.

3. Get some white glue and a paintbrush (for applying the glue).

4. Apply a layer of glue on top of your old piece of paper where you want your flowers to go (you can put them anywhere, but I like to put mine on the bottom left corner because this is where I like to display my flowers).5. Place your hydrangea petal down onto the glue-covered area on top of the piece of paper and then apply another layer of glue over each petal as well as around it so that it sticks onto the piece of paper securely.

6. Repeat steps 2-5 until all petals are glued down onto the piece of paper (you might have to do more than one sheet if you want larger flowers).

7. Let everything dry for at least 24 hours before handling or displaying your new flowers!


Interesting Facts About Hydrangea

Here are 5 things you should know about hydrangea:

1. There are over 100 varieties of hydrangea, with more being developed every year.

2. Hydrangeas are native to Asia, but have been grown in the United States for over 200 years.

3. Hydrangeas are not as hardy as people think they are and will die if exposed to temperatures below freezing for any length of time.

4. The blooms of hydrangeas last only a day or two and then turn brown and wither away; however, the stem remains alive and continues to produce new buds all summer long! (Cool, huh?)

5. Hydrangeas can be used in many ways around your home besides in the garden: You can use them as filler in flower arrangements or bouquets, you can use them to make wreaths or garlands, you can use them to decorate your porch or deck railings…the possibilities are endless!

I’ve seen a lot of paper flowers on the internet but I can’t seem to find any instructions on how to make them. Does anyone know where I can find some?


I want to make a 3d hydrangea, but I don’t know how. I have a flower pot to put it in and I’m going to use styrofoam balls. But how do you make the petals?

How do you make a 3d hydrangea?

You can either buy some or make them yourself. You can buy one that is made of paper and then glue it on the flower pot. Or you can take some paper and cut out petals and glue them together as shown below:

Answer: You don’t. But you can make coffee filters out of hydrangeas! That’s right, we’re going to create a floral wreath with coffee filters and then we’ll use that wreath as the base for a beautiful hydrangea-inspired centerpiece.

There are two ways to get hydrangeas to flower. The first is to plant one of the many varieties that bloom on new wood. These are called floriferous or re-blooming hydrangeas. They produce flowers on new stems that grow from the base of the plant. This type of hydrangea is especially popular for growing in containers because you can cut off the old stem and force it to produce a new one, which will be covered with beautiful blooms in a few months’ time.

The second way to force hydrangeas into bloom is to prune them back hard after they finish flowering in the fall. Then, when they start growing again in spring, they will send out a lot of new growth that will be covered with buds and flowers by mid-summer.

To learn more about forcing hydrangeas into bloom, see our article How To Force Hydrangeas To Bloom.