Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a hydrangea wreath that I made for my front door. But didn’t I just make a shell wreath for my door a couple of weeks ago? Yes I did! This is actually my Summer wreath from last year. I shared it as a guest post for Between Naps on the Porch then, but never shared it here. I thought I’d share it in case shells aren’t your thang. 🙂

This wreath was super easy to put together and could easily carry you all the way through until the Fall.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I wanted something with some presence for my entryway last year and the Hydrangeas were perfect!

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

You can see how my planters that I recently updated looked last year. They actually didn’t look too terrible at the beginning of the Summer, but they had just had it by the time the warm weather rolled around this year.

Remember I painted them to coordinate with my new shell wreath:

Planters Updated with Spray paint and Sisal Rope

Updating Old Porch Décor

So fresh!

Here’s how easily this Hydrangea wreath came together…

First you’ll need a few things:

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters/Needle nose pliers
  • Hot glue gun/ glue sticks
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Stems as seen below

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

For my wreath, I knew I wanted Hydrangeas because they remind me of Summer. I chose the others because they remind me of wild flowers. All of my flowers came from Michaels. I used three large hydrangea stems from their Spring collection and two of each of the others from their everyday blooms.

I started by cutting the miniature daisy-like stems apart like so:

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

Then I added them to the grapevine wreath, using hot glue to secure in place.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I did the same with the smaller hydrangea blooms:

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

They were added next.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I also cut apart the purple stems.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

Then I added those also.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I love seeing a wreath come together, layer after layer.

Finally I cut my large Hydrangeas down and because they were a bit large, I used floral wire to tighten them up a bit underneath like so:

Hydrangea Wreath 10

You can see the difference here:

Hydrangea Wreath

Then I secured them in place. One…Hydrangea Wreath


Hydrangea Wreath


Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

To give it a bit of texture, I also added burlap. I cut two pieces that looked like this:

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

Then I twisted the end, added a little hot glue, and tucked each in place on either side of the hydrangeas.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

A piece of wire was added as a hanger and it was ready to go! I used a command hook to hang it on the glass panel:

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I made it to match my Petunias and the Geraniums in my window boxes!

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I still need to fill my window boxes for this year.

Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to


Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to


Simple Hydrangea Wreath How-to

I already had the burlap ribbon and the wreath, which was a 75¢ thrift store find originally adorned with fall flowers. The flowers were about $30, but still much cheaper than purchasing a ready-made wreath. And I was able to cusotmize it to the colors and  style I wanted!

Hydrangea Wreath How-to

You may also be interested in my Simple Spring Wreath that I made for my Mom last year. (Which could also be perfect for Summer!):

Easy Spring Wreath

Simple Spring Wreath

That one really is so simple to make! Simple is good.

You may also like this wreath I made from the year before:

Summer Wreath for less than $10

DIY Summer Wreath for under $10

It really did cost less than $10 to make!

I do love the simplicity of this hydrangea wreath though!

Summer Hydrangea Wreath Tutorial

I hope you’re inspired to break out your hot glue gun and get your wreath-makin’ on! Summer’s on its way!



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  1. Very pretty! I like the cheater way you added the tails of the ribbon in. I always use the whole thing and then work for awhile trying to figure it all out.

  2. That’s beautiful Christy. I love hydrandreas, I have about seven huge bushes in my back yard. I’m always trying to do something with them. I may give the real ones a try. With the sun beating down on my front door they propably won’t last, but I guess that will give me a reason to do something else! ;-).

    • Thanks, Heather! I love hydrangeas! I wish there was a way to keep them looking as pretty. My dried ones tend to really fade over time. For now I’m just enjoying them in vases! 🙂

  3. Beautiful, Christy! Yesterday as I was working in the yard I was thinking about making a Hydrangea wreath and today you are posting your gorgeous one. I like how you added lavender and daisies to yours.

  4. So pretty Christy! LOVE the purple sprigs! And I love all of your wreaths! 😉

  5. Beautiful and elegant.
    I like how you added the blue/purple stems to coordinate with the petunias.

  6. Beautiful! I particularly like your this-years planters. Very pretty entry!

  7. Super pretty Christy! I love how it can carry you through the whole summer!

  8. This looks stunning and, the guide to create this is wonderfully scripted. Great work, thanks for sharing.


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