Decorating Home Accessories Flower Arrangements How to Make a Dried Hydrangea Wreath Hydrangeas are gorgeous, but they only bloom for a short period of time. This year, use dried hydrangeas to create a gorgeous floral wreath that can be displayed year-round. By Sarah Martens Sarah Martens Instagram Sarah Martens is the Senior Editor overseeing food at Better Homes & Gardens digital. She has been with the BHG brand for over 8 years. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 27, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Project Overview Working Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Skill Level: Kid-friendly If you're like us, you love having a vase of fresh hydrangeas on the counter in the summer—and now you can enjoy the bright colors and unique shape of this flower all year! We'll show you how to cut and dry hydrangeas while they're in season, and then how to use the dried blooms to decorate an inexpensive grapevine wreath form. This handmade wreath is easy to make and, as long as you're gentle while handling it, can be displayed for years to come. What You'll Need Equipment / Tools 1 Wire cutters 1 Hot glue gun and glue sticks Materials 1 Hydrangeas 1 16-inch wreath form 1 Florists wire 1 Clear sealer Instructions Prepare blooms PHOTO: Jacob Fox PHOTO: Jacob Fox If you have access to fresh hydrangeas, follow our easy tutorial to learn how to dry fresh flowers. If you don't want to go the DIY route, you can also purchase dried flowers from crafts stores or flower shops. Once you have the dried hydrangeas, trim the stems so they're an easy length to work with. We found 6-inch stems worked best. Starting on one side, weave each bunch of dried flowers through the twigs of the grapevine wreath form; since the flowers are so delicate, work gently and take your time. Secure flowers PHOTO: Jacob Fox PHOTO: Jacob Fox Work your way around the wreath form, weaving bunches through the grapevine to hold them in place. Secure the stems to the wreath with florists wire. Simply loop it around the wreath and twist to secure. Once you've worked your way around, add smaller hydrangea flowers to fill in any gaps. If needed, you can use hot glue to keep the flowers in place. Spray and display PHOTO: Jacob Fox PHOTO: Jacob Fox Once the blooms are securely attached to the wreath, spray it with a clear sealant to protect and preserve the color of the flowers. Wait for the sealant to dry completely before using a wire loop to hang the wreath on a heavy-duty hook or nail. To store your finished wreath, cover it gently with a trash bag and hang it in the back of a closet. To display, simply unwrap the wreath.