This Reader Created Her Own Seasonal Wreath Made of Hydrangeas!

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hydrangea wreath on the wall

Having a beautiful wreath does NOT need to be expensive!

The holidays are already among us, which means it’s time to start thinking about decorations. Wreaths remain a classic for the upcoming seasons, but they can sometimes be pretty expensive. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a decently sized wreath for less than $30! This week’s Happy Friday reader, Maria, noticed the same thing and decided to try something new.

Maria was actually able to create her own wreath using hydrangeas from her mother’s house! All she had to purchase was a wire wreath from Joann, and the result was this beautiful, full-looking wreath. Keep reading to see how she did it!

front porch simple fall decor

I love the look (and price) of natural scapes to decorate my front door. Last fall, while walking my dog, I collected twigs with the most beautiful red, orange and yellow leaves and placed them in my year-round planters. I got a ton of compliments and they lasted until the snow came.

hydrangea wreath

Now that it’s early October, and the leaves haven’t changed yet, and I was looking for something to decorate my front door before I go totally fall again. While visiting my mom, I noticed her gorgeous hydrangeas starting to change color and decided they were perfect to use.

hydrangea wreath hanging

I’ve been loving the look of those gorgeous oversized wreaths but not the price tag! So I decided to try and make my own (with my lovely and talented mom’s help, of course).

hydrangea wreath on display

I bought a 24-inch wire wreath form at JoAnn Fabrics for $6.49, some green floral wire, and some clearance ribbon. The wreath came out gorgeous, and, in a few weeks, I can re-use the wire form! 

wreath on front door

What an innovative idea and execution Maria and her mom had! Now that we know how resourceful we can be with what we have, I’m sure many people will want to try making this as well.

Thank you, Maria, for sharing this awesome hip tip with us! There are so many beautiful wreaths you can make with different plants and flowers depending on the season.


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About the writer:

Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.

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Comments 14

  1. Lori

    Maria, your wreath is beautiful! I love hydrangeas. Need to do this with mine.

  2. everest716

    Aww thanks Lori!

  3. Momof3superkids

    Very pretty!!! Nice way to decorate without spending a ton!

  4. Tiffany

    Your wreath is beautiful! I too made a wreath for fall (I asked my neighbors for their cut hydrangeas last year and made mine this year. It is all light brown and fits my decor for porch perfectly. I now have 12 lime light hydrangeas (planted this year) and cut mine in the light green stage to dry/keep the color for Xmas decor. I also went by same neighbor and asked her for them again this year (picked up 2 huge bins full..still beautiful in color..again for Xmas decor) For a thank u for her I dropped off card & $10 gift card as a small token of thanks. So You can get free even if you don’t have the bushes/trees. Most neighbors are so happy to give away! She said I can come get them every next year I’ll have hers & mine!!’ Super excited!! 😊

    • everest716

      That’s a great idea!! Headed back to my Mom’s to snag some more to dry for Christmas! Her plants are monster huge this year. I’m going to try to snag a small portion of one of her plants to replant in my yard.

  5. 5pink1blue

    Very nicely done

  6. Diane MCGinnis

    Did you dry your hydrangeas before putting it all together ?

    • everest716

      No, I didn’t. But they are gorgeous dried too! I’m trying that next!

  7. Tiphanie

    Did you get my email (I’ve sent it twice) about how to go about repurposing a wall decor sign?? It’s an easy frugal way to repurpose what you already have and save money…

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Tiphanie! Did you submit it through our Happy Friday link?

      • Tiphanie

        Yes I have done it twice.

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          Yes! We did post that when you click here.

          • Tiphanie

            Oh I don’t know how I missed that! Lol 😆 I’m sorry! I’m usually a multi time a day reader! But I never got any emails or anything so I didn’t realize you used it ! Lol 😆 thanks for including the link!! Yay!! (And sending me an email!) I was so excited about that project ! It turned out so good!! I had to share!!

  8. Beverly

    Thanks for the great idea! A few months ago, we moved into a new house with huge hydrangea bushes and I’m excited to put them to use.

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