Hydrangeas are definitely one of my favourite flowering shrubs.
We have a few in our shade garden beds on either side of our front porch and when they are in bloom I love the approach to our house so much more. There is something so classically welcoming about hydrangea blooms.
One of my absolute favourite ones is a big mop-head hydrangea that lives in the garden bed beside our garage. The variety is called Limelight; and the massive flowers are the most beautiful pale white-green colour that I’ve ever seen. The best thing is that it seems to bloom for months!
So when it came time to make the switch from my DIY succulent wreath over to a more “fall-ish” wreath this year; I knew I wanted to do something with hydrangeas. And since the start of the school year is a notoriously busy time for me, I knew it had to be quick!
To make this you will need:
1 grapevine wreath form
1 multi-stem of fall branches (I picked these grey-green ones up from Michaels)
1-3 stems of hydrangea blooms (there are lots of colours to chose from!)
Hot Glue Gun
I started by cutting my fall branches into smaller and shorter pieces. They were naturally divided into three so this was really easy to do…
I then bent the stem slightly to mimic the shape of the wreath form and tucked them under and into the grapevine wreath form to hold them in place.
I positioned two of the smaller branch sections so were facing up towards the top of the wreath, and the third so it was heading in the opposite direction to fill in the bottom sections of the wreath.
You can add a little bit of glue to hold the branches in place, if needed. Mine felt secure with just wrapping them into the wreath form.
Next, use the wire cutters to cut the hydrangea stems fairly close to the flower base. I left about 1-2 inches of stem below where the flowers sit.
Apply hot glue to this stem section…
And press the glue-y hydrangea stem into position on the grapevine wreath, finding a spot between the vines to secure it in to. Hold it in place for a few seconds while the glue cools and sets.
Continue with gluing on your additional hydrangea blooms, add some twine or a ribbon to hang the wreath, and you’re done!
Simple, fresh, and pretty for fall!
The quality of the hydrangea blooms and stems that you select from the craft store makes a big difference, these ones have a beautiful, soft, realistic look to them.
Did you catch a sneak peak of this wreath on our front door the other day?
I shared a tour of our fall front porch…
Come on by to take the full fall porch tour!
Or you might enjoy these other fall posts…