I know I'm not alone in my love of hydrangeas! They are so beautiful. What I really adore about them is the way they fade and dry naturally...just waiting to be clipped & arranged in a basket or in a wreath. Mine are just starting to fade & when they are just the right shade, I'll put them to work in my home.
I have to admit I am a bit obsessed with them! I have a very small garden and in the last 2 years I've managed to plant 13 hydrangeas......um ok...pretty much decided I could use these anywhere there's dirt. If only they could handle full sun! Then I would likely have no other flowers! (except roses of course!)
I really love the white snowball hydrangeas...they fade to a gorgeous creamy white.
To make an autumn wreath with dried hydrangeas:
Start with a grapevine wreath (which you can find at any craft store for $2-5) Any size will work, the wreath in the picture started w/ an 18" grapevine wreath. Choose the greenery you like such as hydrangeas and rugosa rose hips (shown above).
Get out your trusty hot glue gun, or if you like florist wire that will also work. For me I prefer the hot glue because it seems to hold things better & you don't scratch up your fingers while trying to thread the wire through the grapevine wreath. Although....I can never seem to do a project without burning myself at least 2-3 times with my glue gun!
Then start attaching the blooms. Just be sure to tuck in the stems as you go. When you are happy with how it looks loop some florist wire around the top of the wreath & proudly hang it on your front door or anywhere else your heart desires! My experience has been that hydrangea blooms seem to last forever as long as you treat them delicately!
Now I am officially in the mood for fall decorating! Got the bins out & they are sitting next to me as I'm typing this post! I think that will be tomorrow's project....I'll take pic's and show you all Tuesday!
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pictures courtesy of Country Living