Monday, October 5, 2009

The Wreath

OK, to make this hydrangea wreath was one of the easiest things I have done. First you cut your hydrangeas just before want to make your wreath, they dry quick and are more manageable while still damp. So after you cut the blooms you can lay out the colors in a pleasing manner. The Supplies you need are as follows:

About 50 blooms, give or take.

One straw base, whatever size you prefer.

50 U pins (1 pkg) to hold your blooms on. Base and pins available at Michael's or any craft store.

Clippers to snip your stems.

That's it. Easy Peasy

Start laying stems one overlapping the other all the way around, push u pins in to hold

Fill in around the center and outside, leave back empty, except for the u pin you will use as a hanger. You don't even need to take the plastic off the base.

The blooms will dry quickly and will last for the year. I don't spray them or anything, just leave them natural. This is a good way to get my hydrangeas all year round!

Of course my garden club made about 30 wreaths and I did not bring my camera, too much else to carry, bags and bags of blooms and other stuff too. This is fun to make and a way to extend the season a bit. Not to mention the 50+ mind that seems to forget stuff more and more.

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