A few days back, I went out and cut my hydrangea and put it all in water to dry. I've been told this is the best way. Just wait til it starts to turn colors in the late summer. Then, cut it and put it into water and it'll dry out naturally. I literally had hydrangea bouquets sitting all over the house.
Then I happened across this post by Donna at Funky Junk, sooooo, it got me in the mood to make wreaths.
Mine aren't nearly as pretty as hers. I think maybe I waited just a little too long to cut mine. But, hey, I still think that turned out pretty good.
First I gathered my tools. A wreath, a pair of pruners, scissors, twine or raffia comes in handy too. I used raffia to make a loop to hang the wreath by and also tied on a few loops just to add some color.
Start by snipping the stems from the hydrangea to a shorter length which is easier to work with. First
I thought I'd just stick the stems in. Then I decided my wreaths would be less likely to fall apart if I used a glue gun.
HINT: Have a little cup of water handy if you do use a hot glue gun, since it is rare that you don't stick your finger in that drippy, hot, hot stuff. The hurt stops hurting much faster if you can stick the poor finger involved into cold water.
And, here's my first. I love it.
Same wreath with more lighting. I think the first is probably truer in color.
Well, I did have all the mess out already, so had to do at least two. And, since there are still bouquets all over the house, I'll be making several more.....well, just as soon as my fingers heal.
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