I have wanted to make a faux hydrangea wreath since last year, so I am super excited to share my easy DIY hydrangea wreath today and break down, step by step, how to make a hydrangea wreath for summer.
Why did it take me a year to make one? Well, last year I partnered with Décors Véronneau and my plan was to use their gorgeous faux hydrangeas to make a wreath for my front door. But when they arrived, they were too pretty. I know, that sounds like such a silly reason. They’re gorgeous and velvet and the perfect icy shade of aqua. I just didn’t want to put them outside, I wanted to enjoy them inside. At least for a little while. I ended up using them in a mod flower box I built instead, so I could also avoid cutting them up, lol.
Then I used them again, in lieu of real flowers, in my summer home tour.
I have really enjoyed these beautiful faux hydrangeas, all throughout the house. They have realistic looking stems that bend and be shaped really easily. I also love the pretty green velvet leaves, with small imperfections that, from a distance, seem more real. But this spring I decided it was time to make the DIY summer wreath I’ve been dreaming about for 365 days – and I love how it turned out! I’m so glad I used and enjoyed these hydrangeas before cutting them apart, but now I’m thrilled with my easy DIY hydrangea wreath. Nothing much is blooming here, so seeing this cheery wreath on the door is so mood-lifting. I just can’t decided which door: I keep switching between my MCM inspired turquoise front door and the more rustic turquoise bunkie door. Seems like I kinda need two of these DIY hydrangea wreaths. They’re easy to make, here’s how!
Supplies for DIY Hydrangea Wreath:
- Faux hydrangea flowers in pale aqua (# will depend on size of wreath and size of blooms)
- Wire cutters
- Floral tape
- Metal wreath form
How to Make an Easy DIY Hydrangea Wreath:
First, using the wire cutters, cut off the flower from the stem – but be careful not to cut too high, or the individual stems might fall apart (depending on the design of your fake blooms):
I also cut the leaves off, leaving a short stem (an inch or so). Then, I grabbed a piece of floral tape and wrapped it across the base of the flowers and affixed it to the wreath form – I fit the center of the flower, where the stem was, in the center of the wires of the wreath. I tried this with wire first, and the wire made it difficult to secure the flowers really firmly and I wanted to control exactly where they were placed, so the tape gave me much better control. Plus I didn’t want the wire to scratch my door, and fussing with making sure the wire ends were all hidden seemed like a hassle.
After placing the first flower, I roughly placed out where each flower would go so I didn’t start placing them too densely and run out. I really liked the look of three blooms per “section” of wreath (marked by the vertical wire), but I didn’t have enough so I spaced them out a bit more and filled in the gaps with the velvet leaves. After every four flowers, I’d hold it up against my wall to double check and make sure it wasn’t too sparse and that the wreath frame remained hidden. I affixed the leaves as I placed the flowers, and then doubled back and added more leaves when all of the flowers were in place. This helped me create a nice, balanced wreath. Working with the floral tape was a little finicky, but it only took me an hour or so to put together this hydrangea wreath.
Here’s a look at the back, so you can see how I affixed the blooms and leaves:
If you’ve never used this floral tape before, you stretch and wrap it, which activates its stickiness. It’s very thin, but also super sturdy. To use it, I just held the stem of the leaf, or the back of my bloom, against the wire and wrapped the tape around the stem and the wire frame, securing it in place. I wrapped it at least six times and then pressed the end of the floral tape down – stretched and pressed – to secure the ends.
That’s it! I promised this was a super easy DIY hydrangea wreath to make!
The soft color of these faux hydrangea flowers is so pretty against my aqua door! In real life, in the sunlight, the velvet just shimmers and looks so gorgeous. The greenery from the leaves adds some interest – I could have skipped them, but they were too pretty not to use and they filled the wreath out beautifully. Plus I love a little pop of green with all this blue and aqua.
Here are a few detail photos – I am loving this easy DIY hydrangea wreath! I’m so happy I finally made one.
The above photos were taken on the front door and these are on the bunkie door – same paint color, but the bunkie door gets way more sunlight so it’s more difficult to capture the color accurately.
I hope you liked this easy tutorial for how to make a hydrangea wreath! I’m so excited for the warm weather and to finally see things bloom and grow. The lilacs have little green buds and the grass is struggling to grow a little too. We’ve had some gloriously warm days so we’ve been building garden beds so I can plant – hopefully next weekend! There are only a few teeny tiny patches of snow left (lol), under some tress, so I can say that winter is finally – FINALLY – officially behind us! Bring on SUMMER!!
Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer wreath ideas! Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…
DIY Dollar Store Lemon Wreath with Ferns at The Happy Housie
Blue Hydrangea Wreath at The Tattered Pew
DIY White Rose & Eucalyptus Wreath for Summer at Modern Glam
Summer Basket Wreath at Clean & Scentsible
Nautical Summer Cottage Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Floating Starfish Wreath at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Easy Crafts Wreath Pillow at My 100 Year Old Home
Edible Fruit Salad Summer Wreath at My Sweet Savannah