Today I am sharing my new hydrangea wreath that I made for my front door. I was still using my greenery wreath that I made years ago and was ready for something new. I was able to make my wreath for 1/3 of the price of one I recently fell in love with on etsy. Let me show you how I did it!
The key to making an affordable wreath with silk flowers is using coupons. I had several Joann’s coupons that I used and a Michael’s coupon (Joann’s accepts one competitor’s coupon with each transaction, along with their coupons). I could have saved even more money if I had waited and used more coupons next month, but I was too impatient. I was able to get all of my flowers for 40% off and only paid full price for my wreath base, wire, and ribbon.
To make a hydrangea wreath you will need:
18″ grapevine wreath base
8 hydrangea blooms. You can buy them in single stems or in bouquets, depending on what color you choose. They just need to be 5 or 6″ wide blooms.
1 package fabric wrapped floral wire stems (brown, 20 pieces)
2 1/2 yards ribbon/burlap
Gather your supplies
Trim each bloom, leaving a 1″ stem. Cut your brown floral wires in half and wrap around the 1″ hydrangea stem.
Poke hydrangea stem and wire through center of the wreath base and wrap tightly, tucking and wrapping excess around one of the branches in the back. Trim excess if necessary.
Continue for each bloom, all around the wreath.
Trim leaves off of the hydrangea stems.
Wrap with a piece of brown floral wire.
Add your leaves in between the blooms to cover up with grapevine showing through.
Loop your ribbon around your wreath, decide how long of a loop you want and tie it off in a knot. Then tie a bow and trim the ends on an angle.
The ribbon I chose was a wired linen that was sold by the yard. I absolutely love it. The edges are finished so that it doesn’t fray and the texture is nice and soft and very easy to work with.
I’m thrilled with how it turned out and think that it really brightens our front door!