How to Make a Square Dried Hydrangea Wreath

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back “compost” area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn’t decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn’t want to store them so I decided to make a hydrangea wreath to hang above our mantel.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

This area is somewhat short and rectangular so I wanted to make a wreath that was square to fit the space. However I did not have a square to spare, (Seinfeld joke) so I made a frame using wire hangers.

Materials:

4 wire hangers
wire paddle
dried hydrangea flowers

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

Take the wire hangers and twist them open.

Use two hangers to make a square.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

Then make another one slightly smaller than the first and wire them together. You make want to ask someone to help you hold the frame as you start to wire it together or you could tape it down with some masking tape. When you are finished it will still be a little flimsy but sturdy enough to handle the flowers.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

Huge Tip:  While you are working on the frame dunk the flowers into a bucket of water.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

It is unbelievable how pliable and nice the flowers are to work with if you wet them first. Even though they were completely dried for months they are able to soak up some water for a short while. Maybe that’s why they are called, “hydra.”

Use a paddle of floral wire to attached the flowers to the wreath, overlapping the stems as you go.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

It’s kind of messy and you’ll need to let it hang somewhere to dry but the end result is great. If needed feel free to trim the blossoms or stick a few extra in to balance your work.

As I was taking down my Christmas decorations I started pitching all my green materials in the back "compost" area, which is really just a place where I dump all my clippings, old dirt etc. I couldn't decide what to do with all the hydrangea I used, and I just didn't want to store them so I decided to make a wreath to hang above our mantel.

Total time to make ~ approximately 1 hour.

Cost = $0.00.

How’s that for thriftiness?

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. This is great and I love that it’s square. Hydrangeas are a favorite here.
    -Carole

  2. Beautiful wreath!!

  3. I love square wreaths, they are so sophisticated. I have a lot of hydrangeas each year and am always looking for pretty things to do with them–this is on my list for next fall.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fondly,
    -Lisa

  4. I think I can do this,I have several dried hydrangeas available to use. I would never have thought about soaking them in water first.
    Love your wreath

    Janice

    • Hi Janice,

      The soaking really helps. You will be amazed at how pliable they become. Just hang it somewhere with air flow to dry out when your done.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Patti

  5. What a lovely and creative project! Hydrangeas are so beautiful dried and the square wreath is very stylish. Thanks for sharing…

    Lisa

  6. SO happy you shared this wreath at the Create With Me party!! It’s so beautiful and perfect for Spring!!

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