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elementsofstyleblog.com · Oct 3, 2013

Fall Craftiness: Hydrangea Wreath

My mom sent me a text the other day with this picture saying “Pretty, right?”. I responded that the hydrangea wreath was, yes, completely gorgeous (especially against her shingled house). Turns out that crafty little Mom of mine made it. I’m not entirely, suprised seeing as she has the green thumb of all green thumbs (recall her gardens HERE). But this is something so perfect for this time of year- pre-holiday wreath and not all full of Thanksgiving kitsch!

So here’s how you can make one. Cut (or buy) some of those lovely purpley-green hydrangeas out right now and hang them upside down to dry for a few days. Then gather the supplies below:

Cut the stems very short on the hydrangeas. Wrap the wreath form in the burlap ribbon, securing the ends with a T-pin. The begin pinning the dried hydrangeas onto the form using a T-pin through the short stem of each bloom. Continue until wreath is covered on front and sides (leave the back exposed- hence the burlap ribbon- so it lays flat on the door or wall you are hanging it on). Spray the flowers with hairspray to reduce petals falling and keeping everything secure. Voila!

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