DIY: Super Simple Color Block Fall Hydrangea Wreath

About six weeks ago, I was in Michael’s and spotted some silk hydrangeas in the most gorgeous fall colors.  They were MY colors, which doesn’t happen often.  Beautiful deep teal, apple green, and a pretty fall reddish orange.  I wanted to snatch them up immediately, but at $6 per stem, and only about $50 left in my DIY account for that month, I decided to wait.

So yesterday when I was there, I happened to notice that all of the fall stems were marked 60% off.  They didn’t have many left, but I decided to grab what they had.  As it turns out, they all rang up at $1.79 each!  I was so excited!  And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them…a VERY simple fall wreath.  Seriously, even if you’ve never picked up a glue gun in your life, or if you’ve never made any kind of craft ever, you can do this.

In fact, it’s so simple that I didn’t even bother taking steps of the process.  All you do is…

  1. Cut strips of burlap and wrap around the wreath form.  Secure with hot glue.
  2. Pluck the individual flowers off of silk hydrangeas and glue them to the wreath form with hot glue.
  3. Cut a long strip of burlap for the hanger, and another long strip of burlap to tie a big fat bow (if you like big fat bows).
  4. Hang, and enjoy.

I have a tendency to take on projects that are really time consuming (like the pistachio shell succulent garden), so sometimes it’s nice just to do a very simple project.

I do wish there had been enough flowers to cover the whole wreath form, but I guess that’s what I get for waiting.  And fortunately, wreaths are the one item where I actually prefer asymmetry!  And I also love all of the subtle color variations in these hydrangeas.

 

Have you made a super simple wreath?  If so, and if you’ve blogged about it, leave a link in the comments.  I’d love to see it!

Psstt…Did you see my fall wreath from last year?  It’s made out of cheap cardstock scrapbook paper!

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Comments

  1. Sue says

    What a pretty wreath! I guess I need to make a trip to Michael’s tomorrow afternoon and see if I can round up some of those hydrangeas. The colors are perfect for autumn and will look great through Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing Kristi!

  2. natalie ramirez says

    I LOVE this wreath! I also happen to love big fat bows. This ereath would go perfect on my door, it is the light blue shade in the hydrandas!

  3. natalie ramirez says

    I LOVE this wreath! I also happen to love big fat bows. This wreath would go perfect on my door, it is the light blue shade in the hydrandas!

  4. natalie ramirez says

    I LOVE this wreath! I also happen to love big fat bows. This wreath would go perfect on my door, it is the light blue shade in the hydrangas!

  5. albanieves says

    Me encanto la idea y ademas porque se puede adaptar a la zona donde vivo(URUGUAY)eligiendo la flor del momento. GRACIAS.

  6. says

    This does sound easy! And it’s incredibly lovely! I love the colors you chose because I think they could actually go up late summer and last until the very last moments of fall. (You can do this with an all orange selection, at least, I don’t think so.) It’s really pretty, and I do love the simple look it has. Thanks for sharing!

    Shirley

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