Introduction

One of my favorite things to do each fall is to scavenge my yard and garden for beautiful natural items to create a lovely wreath for the season. Earlier this spring, we planted a bunch of new hydrangea bushes in the gardens. Living on Cape Cod, hydrangeas seem to be synonymous with our seaside living, so it seemed only natural to clip a few of the dried blooms and incorporate them into a wreath. I love the way the once vibrant blooms fade to greens, pinks, maroons and browns.

Step 1

Gather your Hydrangea Wreath Supplies

Gather your Hydrangea Wreath Supplies

For this craft you will need a grapevine wreath, dried floral products, dried hydrangeas, a hot glue gun and scissors.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Prepare Your Workspace

Lay out some paper to protect your workspace. Start with your grapevine wreath. With a pair of scissors, remove any unruly parts of the vine.

Pro Tip

After you have scavenged around your yard, feel free to take a trip down to the local craft store to supplement your natural finds. I find the craft stores tend to have great dried floral goods during this time of year that make wonderful filler for wreaths.

Step 2

Hot Glue Leaves on the Grapevine Wreath

Hot Glue Leaves on the Grapevine Wreath

Glue dried leaves in place on the wreath.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Build the Base

For this wreath, I used some oak leaves as filler. I simply hot glued them into place in a circular fashion to create a nice base for the rest of the wreath.

Step 3

Add Dried Hydrangeas to the Wreath

Add Dried Hydrangeas to the Wreath

Hot glue hydrangeas onto the wreath next.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Add the Hydrangeas

Next, begin to add the hydrangea blooms to the wreath. I laid them out on the wreath prior to gluing them in place in order to achieve the look I was going for.

Step 4

Gather Dried Hydrangeas to Make a Wreath

Gather Dried Hydrangeas to Make a Wreath

Take inspiration from the garden and create this dried hydrangea wreath for fall.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Tuck in the Final Touches

To complete the wreath, I took some dried wheat stalks, trimmed them down and glued them into place. I also added some small dried berries to complete the look.

Step 5

Display your Completed Hydrangea Wreath

Display your Completed Hydrangea Wreath

Add a bit of garden twine to display your hydrangea wreath on your front door.

Photo by: Melissa Caughey

Melissa Caughey

Display Your Wreath

Next, take about 12 inches of ribbon or twine and loop it around the top of the wreath to create a hanger. This wreath should be protected from weather and the elements. Try hanging it on a door, above the fireplace or even laying it in the center of your dining room table and filling the center with a few white pumpkins or candles for a fall inspired centerpiece.

Pro Tip

You may also want to lightly spray the dried hydrangea blossoms with hairspray to help protect them and extend their life.