I decided to do something a little different for my grandmother for Christmas. She had commented on a photo of a beautiful hydrangea wreath on my blog and I thought it would be fun to make one for her. While she was in town for the holidays, we picked out the flowers and ribbon at Hobby Lobby and then I got to work! I couldn't be easier to put this wreath together. You'll need 7-8 large silk hydrangeas, wired ribbon, a wreath base, hot glue, scissors, wire cutters and wire.
- Lay out your basic design on the wreath to determine placement.
- Cut the stems off of your flowers using scissors or wire cutters. Make sure you save the leaves and don't cut so close to the bloom that it falls apart.
- Hot glue your leaves onto your wreath base in a sporadic, but balanced pattern
- Hot glue your hydrangea blooms over the leaves in whatever color pattern you'd like. Make sure they've evenly spaced and you leave room for the bow.
- Create a bow with wire or purchase one that's pre-made. Leave "tails" that are roughly 2 feet long
- Hot glue your bow to the empty space on your wreath.
- Wrap the ribbon around the hydrangea blooms and secure with dots of hot glue.
- Trim the ends of your ribbon.
- C'est fini!