If you have been following along with “as the hydrangea turns” then you’ll already know.

You’ll understand when I say….

….it’s been an amazing year.

It’s all about the hydrangeas.

You can read five simple tips for planting hydrangea bushes here.

Then the hydrangeas bloomed all summer and they managed to work their way into the house in a zillion different places.

Like here and here and here.

And now?

Just when you thought they were gone until next spring.  Just when you thought their petals had closed up shop.  Just when you thought the bloom was gone.

They are back to decorate for fall.

Here is an easy-to-make-perfect-for-fall-I-was-wondering-what-to-do-with-all-those-dried-hydrangeas DIY twig and hydrangea wreath.

This project started where all really good wreaths start.

With a wreath form.

This was one I had lying around the house.

I liked it because everything just stuck into it.

I added a layer of branches from the yard.

I trimmed off all the leaves and stuck them into the wreath form.

Next, I layered in the greenery.

I worked with three different types of greenery for the wreath.

I just stuck them into the foam.

wreath tip:  vary the size and shape of your leaves and include different textures, too.

Next, I added dried hydrangea.

They were my biggest flower on the wreath.

I varied the sizes and textures and colors of the other flowers in the wreath.  I chose a big, medium and small flower and stuck them into the wreath form as well.

wreath tip:  stagger your flowers in odd numbers on either side of the wreath.

I just kept adding flowers and greenery until I had a wreath I was proud to put on my door.

wreath tip:  after you think you are finished, hang up the wreath and check to see if you need to add more flowers or greenery anywhere.

This is a totally imperfect project.

No stress.

No worry.

Only joy.

All part of another fun episode of “as the hydrangea turns.”

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  1. Image for Cindy Cindy

    My husband wanted to paint our front door black. I grimaced at the idea. I'm all about color. And then you show me your beautiful door and enlightened me with how everything on it just pops. Now I can tell him he's got two thumbs up. Thank you for that.

  2. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Great idea! I have tons of hydrangeas in my yard !! I just cut some of the old fashioned "snowballs" yesterday! They were as big as my head! LOL Mine have had more pink on them than years past, which I like, probably because we have not had a lot of rain.

  3. Image for Ellen Ellen

    Hydrangeas must be one of the most versatile flowers and they definitely shine on this wreath. You earned an A+ on this project. The only way to make it better would be a video tutorial starring the hydrangea and your adorable red lipsticked self! Thank-you!!

  4. Image for Michele (Finch Rest) Michele (Finch Rest)

    AWESOME wreath = and an appreciated tutorial / inspiration once again. Thanks, KA. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs.

  5. Image for Vee Muller Vee Muller

    Love your wreath! Miss my hydrangeas. Had a large bush in Philadelphia. Conditions aren't good for them here in New Mexico.. I just looked it up. Sigh. But I do love cacti, lots of them out here! Win!

  6. Image for Catherine Robinson Catherine Robinson

    I just wanted to tell you that I have read all but the final chapter of your book ("So Close To Amazing"). I really don't want to finish it, because I don't want it to be over!!!! Your "introduction" was hysterical! And Chapter 6 was sooooo funny, I had to stop & start reading it about 4 times because I was laughing so hard, I couldn't see through the tears!!!!!! My daughter s have lived through so many of your experiences, that I can't wait to tell them about the book. I will even offer them a "money-back guarantee" if they don't love it also! I rank your book in my top 10 books I've ever read (of course the Bible is still #1.) Bless your heart. Please write MORE! Love in Christ from Cathy Robinson.

  7. Image for Pat Metzer Pat Metzer

    That hydrangea wreath is beautiful, the color is just perfect for fall. And hydrangea are my favorite blooms, however mine did not really perform well this summer. Pat

  8. Image for Michelle Michelle

    This is just gorgeous KariAnne! Gives me a ton of inspiration for all my dried hydrangeas :) I'd like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party. The partynow kicks off every Thursday evening at 6pm PST. When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which has over 244,000+ members. I hope to see you there! :)

  9. Image for Erlene Erlene

    Your step by step tutorial is so simple to follow and this is a great wreath for someone who has never tried making a wreath. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Merry Monday.

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