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I absolutely LOVE hydrangeas! These beautiful flowers bunch together to create giant blooms all summer long! Luckily for me, my neighbor has numerous hydrangea bushes that she lets me cut from in the fall. She is a master gardener, so she thinks when her Annabelle hydrangea turns green, the flowers are not as beautiful. But this is actually my favorite part of the flower’s life cycle. Today I am going to show you an easy and cheap way to make a green hydrangea fall wreath. When I see green hydrangea in the fall, I get so excited to decorate with it!

I love all things beautiful green hydrangea decor
So, I came up with a really easy and really cheap way to make a wreath out of these beautiful blooms. This project will surely cost you next to nothing and take 20 minutes of your time.

Step 1: cut out a large circle of cardboard

Let’s Get Started…

First, cut a large circle out of cardboard. It does not have to be a perfect circle, just get it close. Use a giant protractor if you draw a lot of circles (like me) in your life.

Step two: cut an inner circle of cardboard out of that.
Cut out a smaller circle from the inside to create a cardboard ring. Now, the reason I used cardboard instead of a real wreath is because I wanted it to lay flat and it is hard to get a 3 dimensional wreath fully covered by hydrangea. The talented Jenna from the blog did it, but I just wanted to go the easier route.

Step three: puncture holes to string twine through to hang it from
Use your scissors to puncture holes in the ring and string through some twine to hang it with. Be sure to have plenty of twine so you can hang it at the desired height on your front door or wherever.

Step four: Poke holes in cardboard ring to poke hydrangea stems through
Every four inches or so, puncture the cardboard with your scissors to make a hole. Poke the stem of the green hydrangea through the hole.

Step five: Hot glue around the hydrangea stem on the back of the wreath and trim off excess stem.
Use a hot glue gun to secure the stem from the back of the ring. Then trim off the excess stem. (I told you this was super easy).

Guide to drying green hydrangea in the fall. They never die or decay if you dry them indoors!
Now, here’s a guide I put together for you. You might think it isn’t worth it  to make a hydrangea wreath with real flowers because it’ll die quickly. This is simply not true. Green hydrangea look beautiful fresh, but they maintain a creamy green color after even a week. By 4 weeks, they have lost their green but are a pale yellow that is very pretty and subtle. Hydrangea will actually NOT decay or die if you dry them indoors. Keeping your green hydrangea wreath outdoors will eventually cause the flowers to turn brown and decay, but not for more than a month.

Easy Green Hydrangea Fall Wreath

The easiest way to create a green hydrangea fall wreath for your front door!

I created my wreath with a variety of green hydrangea blooms at different life stages. A few are freshly picked and most are between 1-3 weeks old.

This tutorial create a hydrangea wreath from materials you already have in your home and cost next to nothing!

Please pin to share this simple way to make a green hydrangea fall wreath with your friends on Pinterest! You do not need fancy materials to make a beautiful wreath this fall. Steal some green hydrangeas from your neighbor’s garden and cut some cardboard to glue together adorable front door décor.

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Easy Green Hydrangea Fall Wreath

6 thoughts on “Easy Green Hydrangea Fall Wreath

  • September 19, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Very nicely done. You could use a cake circle board, if you had some. I would recommend using an ice pick or an awl to puncture the cardboard, using scissors is a bit dangerous. A awl has so many great uses, they are only a couple of bucks, a great addition to the tool box. I use mine to start holes in the wall, scrib lines on wood, start holes in wood prior to drilling. Thanks.

    • September 19, 2017 at 1:50 PM

      You know, you’re right. An awl would’ve been perfect for this project. I will pick one up next time I am at the hardware store.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Jauquetta!

  • October 23, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    I have really enjoyed your site on my lazy afternoon. I wanted to add a tip here which probably is on your site somewhere, I’m sure!!! I grow hydrangeas in Southern Alabama, I have around 70+ plants. Either dried or dead hydrangea blooms take spray paint really well. I have sprayed them many colors, gold or red is especially nice at Christmas. So, it would be great to spray your wreath after the blooms have all died.

    • October 23, 2017 at 9:27 PM

      My neighbor gave me the same tip so I recently spray painted a ton white and covered them in glitter. I can’t wait to decorate them at Christmas time as ornaments on the tree! Thanks for your idea and sharing a comment! 🙂 I hope you come back again Ramona!

  • October 29, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    Love how easy this is and it looks fantastic! My steel front door is always an issue when it comes to wreaths of any kind as we’re full sun and have a full glass storm door. Even though we’re in NJ, the metal door heats up in the winter and everything discolors – that’s when I can even find something to fit between the doors… So many wreaths are so thick or poofy! Any tips for treating the flowers to withstand the heat box that is my entry door (short of constructing an overhang… That’s on my wishlist! Haha)

    • October 29, 2017 at 9:21 PM

      Sue – I’d say in that situation you should stick with artificial flowers and wreaths. However, if you did want to try this hydrangea wreath, consider spray painting the hydrangeas so it does not matter if they discolor. I have spray painted some white and used them as large ornaments on my Christmas tree, so I know spray painting preserves them beautifully!

      Good luck to you!


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