Wednesday, March 2, 2011

hydrangea wreath

Whether or not spring is actually appearing weather-wise, you know it's popping up in all the stores... Recently I've seen a couple cute hydrangea-covered items at Pottery Barn (egg-shaped ornaments covered with fabric flowers) and Michael's (round ornament covered with paper petals).
Because I liked those, and also because I apparently like making wreaths that take a long time (exhibit A), I wanted to take the above inspiration and make a springy wreath. Lo and behold, Martha Stewart makes a hydrangea punch, so after picking that up on sale, off I went.

  • 5-6 sheets of 12X12 paper
  • Hydrangea (or other similar flower shape) craft punch
  • Wreath form
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon for hanging
Directions are simple: Cut paper into strips. Punch out flower shapes. Fold up edges of flowers to give dimension. Glue flowers to wreath until it's covered.
Some tips:
  • Consider covering/spray painting the wreath form something similar to your paper color. I didn't really think of this until it was too late - I don't mind the little bits of green peeking through that much though.
  • Use two close shades of the same color paper to give it some depth, like a real hydrangea.
  • Don't bother covering the back, this way it will lay flat.
  • Line up some good stuff on the DVR as you'll be at this a while...
Even if it was kind of time consuming, I love the effect... and will definitely be hydrangea-ifying some other items soon!



  1. So pretty! The blue hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers

  2. This is absolutely amazing. I've been thinking about making a wreath for a crafty friend's birthday, but couldn't figure out how I wanted to do it. Might be borrowing this idea using old book pages!! thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hi! I love, love, love the wreath. I noticed that there is a spring decor party going on at Inspired by Charm. You should check it out. Here's the link

  4. very pretty.
    I love hydrangeas too.

  5. I love what you did with this! It's beautiful!

  6. WOW girl these are amazing! :D Can you make me one? :D

    P.S: I'm giving away a gorgeous house of harlow ring that I think you'd love to pieces! :D

  7. I love your wreath! Your hand must have been pretty sore after all of that punching and glueing. Now I want a punch like this!

  8. This is really cute! I'm a new follower. I'd love for you to come by!

  9. That looks beautiful. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  10. This is absolutely adorable!! SO cute!!

  11. This is adorable! I will have to share this with my readers!

  12. holy moly!

    that must of took a long time. you are dedicated! amazing. the wreath is so fun & oh so pretty.

    thanks for linking up to the SPRING FLING!

    have a super day.

  13. Love this , always wondered if I needed that punch !!! I just got my answer!!!

  14. That is really beautiful. It would also be pretty using pearl pins to hold the flowers. Love it.

  15. You're such a lifesaver! lol, I was looking to buy a pink flower wreath for my daughters birthday party this summer but they were all out of my budget... this idea is perfect!
    Thanks so much, I'm a follower now!
    You should be able to see my wreath on my blog sometime in July after her party!

    Thank you!!

  16. Love this wreath...I'm gonna have to get one of those punches asap!

  17. Love this wreath. Looks like the real thing!

  18. Oh my... this is just simple and lovely!!

  19. Wow, this looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  22. Beautiful! I love any sort of paper flower project and this one is no exception!

  23. Love this! I have a flower cutout on my silhouette I may have to try out just for this project. WOuld you mind if I link this up to my blog?


  24. came from CSI - I made a hydrangea wreath too, but from the floral section and not paper!


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