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