DIY Red Hydrangea Christmas Wreath #christmasDIY

$49
30 Minutes
Easy
This is an easy DIY red flower wreath that you can make in an hour or less. I am so excited to have a front porch to decorate this year.
The door of my new home is painted green. I like green but it isn't the color I always want my front door to be. A green door means an evergreen wreath is not going stand out as much. I almost bought a red berry wreath for Christmas, but it really wasn't what I wanted, so time to make mine own.
I have had this Styrofoam wreath form hanging around the craft room for quite some time, just waiting for the right spark of imagination and the right price of the flowers I wanted to use. This poor wreath had taken a bit of abuse along the way, so a little hot glue fixed the crack and I was ready to get to work.
This project was totally inspired by a wreath made by Kim over at Exquisitely Unremarkable. Ever since I saw that wreath, I wanted to make one. The problem was the flowers, I was finding were running anywhere from $8.99 to $12.99 each. When I spotted these hydrangeas at Michael's on sale I knew I might have found the elusive flowers for this wreath. Instead of $95.88 for these twelve flowers, I got them for $39.00! That was a price I could live with!
I began by pulling all of the leaves off of the flowers and glued the leaves onto the edge of the wreath form with a hot glue gun, beginning on the corners and then filling in the sides.
Here is how my wreath looks as it is ready to have the hydrangea blossoms added to it. You will see how this step makes the wreath look more finished at the end.
I cut the blossom heads off of the stems, leaving about 3 inches of stem on each blossom.
This was the really fun part! My hydrangea had very stiff stems, so I was able to just push them down into the styrofoam, tucking them close enough together to give my wreath a very full look.
Here is my finished wreath, all ready to hang on my door. I used a chenille stem to make a hook on the back and then hung this with a Command hook on my front door.
Please visit my blog (link below) to see more pictures of the wreath hanging on the front door, and images of my front porch, including my $2.68 Christmas decoration.
Chloe Crabtree
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