Monday, June 17, 2013

Hydrangea Wreath

I really like to make wreaths. Yarn wreaths, burlap wreaths, deco mesh wreaths, ornament wreaths, it doesn't matter to me. It's so much fun to display them on your door and know that you made it (AND didn't pay through the nose for it). I got the idea to make a hydrangea wreath here and thought it would make a great spring/summer decoration for our house. It was simple to do and didn't take much time.

1. I bought an 18 inch grapevine wreath, 5 hydrangea stems with some purple tips, and 2 hydrangea bushes at Joann Fabrics. I think this was the perfect amount. The flowers were all 60-70% off and I got to use my teacher's discount on everything so it was all about $18. 

2. I just pulled all the flowers off the stems instead of cutting them off. I had to glue them together, but I decided that was a better idea than dealing with wire cutters and sharp wire ends. I pulled off the leaves, too. 

 3. I laid out my flowers on my wreath before I started gluing. Since I had two different colors, I alternated the flowers. The green ones were slightly smaller so I used two. I didn't want to get all stems because I didn't want that much pink in the wreath. I used a lot of hot glue!

4. All glued on! You could stop here if you are happy with it, but I wanted more greenery.

5. I glued the leaves around the edges of the flowers. And kept gluing until I was happy with the result. I used about 2/3 of the leaves I had.
Here is a look at the back of the wreath with the leaves.

This is what is looked like when I was done with the leaves.

 6. The last step was to glue a ribbon so the wreath can be hung up. I used a lot of hot glue to make sure it was secure, but wire would be another option. I love how it turned out!

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  1. So pretty! I've been wanting to try my hand at making a wreath. I might have to give something like this a try!

  2. such a gorgeous wreath! miss talented