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DIY Hydrangea Wreath

This dried hydrangea wreath is made from a simple grapevine wreath and hydrangeas that can be cut from your garden. With this easy tutorial, you can make your beautiful piece of fall decor in only 10 minutes!

diy hydrangea flower wreath

How to Dry Hydrangeas

The beauty of hydrangeas is how easily they dry out and remain beautiful for a long time. Simply cut several, bring them indoors and allow them to dry out in a vase. If you hang them upside down, they will dry out quicker but I like to enjoy them the second they enter my home.

Fall grapevine wreath made with hydrangea flowers

What to Do With Dried Hydrangeas

When it’s early October, and your beautiful hydrangeas are nearing the end of the season, what can you do with them? I like to bring as many indoors as possible so that I can enjoy them even when the weather starts to turn.

Hydrangea wreath hanging on the front door for fall decor

The great thing about this DIY Hydrangea flower wreath is that you can make it with either fresh or dried hydrangeas. I actually used both – the ones I had already dried (and because I needed more than I anticipated!) fresh ones cut directly from my bushes.

Having worked with both, I can say it’s definitely easier to work with the fresh hydrangeas since you don’t have to be as careful with them. The dried ones are crispy and will disintegrate if you’re too rough with them. Luckily, the fresh hydrangeas dry out naturally on the wreath!

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

You’re going to be surprised at just how simple it is to make your own hydrangea wreath. In fact, I debated even writing this tutorial because it seemed too simplistic. But, sometimes it’s nice to see exactly how something is made so that you’re not second guessing what you’re doing, right?

You’re welcome to watch the tutorial (sound on!) but I’ve also written out the instructions for you below if you prefer that format (plus, you can print it!).

Types of Hydrangea To Use

I used a variety of hydrangeas that I have growing in my garden: Limelight, Vanilla Strawberry and Endless Summer. At this time of the year, they are various shades of green, pink and purple and look absolutely stunning. You can of course use only one variety if that’s all you have.

Dried hydrangea wreath on front door with pumpkins and mums on the front steps

What You’ll Need

  • Hydrangeas with long stems, leaves removed
  • Grapevine wreath (whatever size you want – I bought mine at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon and I’ve reused the same grapevine wreath for 4 years).
  • Scissors or pruning shears
  • Floral Wire
  • Optional: Additional flowers ( I used some pink sedum)

How to Make The Hydrangea Wreath

Grapevine wreath and fresh hydrangea flowers

Basically, all you need to do is push the hydrangea flowers through the wreath at an angle so that they are somewhat secure. Then, keep filling it the wreath until it’s full of flowers.

Inserting the hydrangea stems into the wreath

You don’t want to see any gaps, to make sure the flowers are close together and that you’re pulling them quite tight against the wreath form.

A mixture of fresh and dried hydrangeas in different varieties and colors form the fall DIY wreath

You can choose the fill the entire wreath, but for a more modern look, I like to fill it anywhere bout two-thirds of the full, with the rest of the grapevine exposed. This gives it some additional color and texture.

If you don’t have enough hydrangeas to fill any remaining gaps, feel free to add in other flowers. I particularly like pink sedum with this wreath, and I added in a few for extra color.

Cut the stems from the back of the wreath once it's full

Once you’re done, cut the stems from the back of the wreath and secure any loose ones with green floral wire so that they don’t fall out.

I use a large 3M Command Hook to hang wreaths on my new door so that I don’t have to worry about any damage, but you can hang it using a nail or a wreath hanger, too!

A person is standing in the grass holding a homemade hydrangea wreath
Fall front porch with DIY hydrangea wreath

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DIY Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Yield: 1 wreath
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Materials

  • • Hydrangeas with long stems, leaves removed
  • • Grapevine wreath (whatever size you want)
  • • Floral Wire
  • • Optional: Additional flowers ( I used some pink sedum)

Tools

  • scissors or pruning shears

Instructions

  1. Start by placing one hydrangea flower stem through the wreath form so that it comes
    out through the back. Try insert it at an angle so that it's secure.
  2. Insert the next flower directly alongside the first, and repeat until you have as much
    as the wreath filled as you like. For a modern look, fill the wreath
    asymmetrically - anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 full, with the rest of the wreath
    bare.
  3. Fill any gaps with more hydrangeas or other seasonal flowers, like sedum for some
    additional color and texture.
  4. Once you're happy with the front of the wreath, gently flip it around to the back.
    Cut the long stems down so that they are flush with the wreath form and secure
    any loose ones with floral wire.
  5. Hang the wreath up (I used a 3M command hook for damage-free hanging) and enjoy it
    throughout the fall season!

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4 Comments

  1. Do you spray anything on your hydrangeas to help them stay together and not fall apart so easy? I am cutting a bunch of hydrangeas now and was wanting to make one. Just don’t want it to fall apart in a month.

    1. I didn’t! But you can use an anti-dessicant spray like Wilt Pruf. If you allow them to dry out naturally (and don’t keep moving them around), they hold up pretty well! I got a good 3 months out of my wreath before it was covered in snow. Then I just removed the hydrangeas, kept the form and made a fresh once again this year!

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