Dried Hydrangea Wreath
This wreath is a showstopper! Learning to make it may look daunting, but it's really not that hard. You just need to find a hydrangea bush and dry some of your garden flowers (or buy).
These flowers have been dried in silica gel (white sandy stuff). Silica is the best drying medium to give the flowers the brightest, most life like appearance. You can only dry certain types of flowers in silica gel.
For this wreath I mixed hydrangeas and (optional) scented geraniums (for a beautiful fragrance).
Start by pulling the stems through the wire wreath and securing with florists wire.
Make the wreath twice as full as you think it needs to be as the flowers shrink a lot when dry. Keep filling in the wreath circle.
As you can see, the wreath is pretty on it's own with just greens. Enjoy it's beauty for a day or so when fresh, then hang in a dark, dry place to dry. It only takes a few days in the summer.
After it's dry, you can see the color has faded but it's still a pretty shade of light green. Add the dried flowers with hot glue. Remember that this wreath is fragile! Don't even think about shipping it (ask me how I know). This also looks great with high quality silks as well.
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