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How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for FREE

Looking for ways to make a do it yourself wreath? Wait until you see how easy it is to make this simple hydrangea wreath for free!

If you love fall wreaths as much as I do, they can get pretty expensive if you aren’t the DIY type. But WAIT! You can totally make a hydrangea wreath for FREE using things you have on hand.

Seriously this may be the easiest DIY you’ll ever do and it looks AMAZING when it’s finished.

Wait until you see how beautiful and EASY this hydrangea wreath is to make!

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Is It Cheaper to Make Your Own Wreath?

Yes! It is 100 percent more budget-friendly to make your own wreath.

Why spend $100 on one from the store, when you can make a better one yourself?

Of course, not all DIY wreaths are inexpensive if you need to purchase a bunch of supplies.

So before making one, take inventory of what you already have that can be used to make your wreath more affordable.

Close up of hydrangea flowers when it starts to fade -How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free
Hydrangea Limelight Flowers

What Can I Use For the Base of the Wreath?

Any styrofoam, gravevine or wire wreath form can work to make your own wreath.

But keep in mind that if you use styrofoam for a wreath that will be outdoors, it will need some weight to it to keep it down as it’s pretty light.

I prefer to work with grapevine or wire wreath forms when making wreaths that will be outdoors.

White and blue hydrangea flowers in the garden

Why Hydrangea Flowers Work Well in DIY Wreaths

As I was walking the gardens this week, I noticed my endless summer hydrangeas flowers have that gorgeous fall vintage color.

And you know what that means right?

It means they are perfect for drying!

Now you can dry them ahead of time using THIS easy method.

But it’s even easier to dry them directly on the wreath.

Here’s how to do it!

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free
Before this grapevine wreath looked like a hot mess!

Why This Simple Hydrangea Wreath DIY is Budget-Friendly

For this wreath, I had everything needed on hand, so it cost me zero dollars to make.

You know those old wreaths that you kept because you told yourself you’d make something out of it?

Those old wreath forms are perfect for this do-it-yourself project.

annabelle hydrangea flowers

Supplies Needed to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

I love a DIY where not much is needed to make it don’t you?

The less supplies to gather the better.

And the best part is you can use an old wreath form that you have laying around.

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath for Free

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath for FREE

If you are anything like me, I have quite a few wreaths hanging around that have seen better days.

Instead of tossing them, repurpose them!

This grapevine wreath has been on my hit list for a while.

The fall berries are totally faded, so it doesn’t look good in my decor anymore.

But the grapevine wreath is in PERFECT condition!

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free

And what I love about using a grapevine wreath for this DIY is you can tuck the stems directly into the grapevine without using floral wire. #winning

So it’s totally worth taking off all the old stuff and tucking in flowers from the garden.

Since this wreath is made with hydrangeas, I’m cutting flowers from my endless summer hydrangea.

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free

If you don’t have hydrangeas in your yard, ask a friend or a neighbor if you can cut some from theirs and make wreaths together.

This is such a fun project to do and looks so gorgeous when it’s done.

And the best part?

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath

The hydrangea flowers dry right on the wreath.

I mean how easy is that???

Directions to Make a Hydrangea Wreath DIY

If using an old wreath form, clean it up and remove all the old stuff before making this hydrangea wreath.

Then head out to the garden and cut some hydrangea flowers that are roughly 8-10″ long.

You’ll cut those down as you work with them, but give yourself enough room to make the wreath.

Collect flowers in a container or basket. However, if you plan to make the wreath later, you’ll want to use a bucket of water to keep the blooms fresher until you are ready to work.

Next remove all of the leaves from the stem.

Cut the stem down to about 4-6″ in length and then add them to wreath inserting them left and right.

Since I’m using a grapevine wreath, the stems are easy to secure without wire.

However, if you are using a wire wreath form, you will likely need floral wire to secure the flowers.

Keep adding hydrangea flowers working left to right until the wreath form is filled.

I returned to the garden a few times because I did not have enough flowers to work with.

How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath for FREE

Grab some pruners and let's cut some flowers to make this hydrangea wreath using items you have at home.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Keyword: hydrangea wreath
Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Stacy Ling



  • 1 Pruner
  • 10-20 Fresh Cut Hydrangea Flowers
  • 1 Bucket Basket, or Other Container
  • 1 Grapevine Wreath or Other Wreath Form
  • 1 Floral Wire and Cutters optional , (You only need floral wire and cutters if you use a wreath form that will not hold the blooms on its own)


  • Find an old grapevine wreath.
    How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free
  • Clean up the wreath by removing the old decor.
  • Using sharp pruners, cut vintage-looking hydrangea flowers about 8-10″ long. Make sure the blooms have a papery feel to them as these will dry better on the wreath.
    pruning hydrangeas - Cutting hydrangea flowers for arranging and drying. How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath for Free
  • Collect blooms in a basket or other container. If you are not making the wreath right away, drop the cut hydrangea flowers immediately in water and keep them there until you are ready to make the wreath.
    Cut hydrangea branches in basket -How to Keep Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping
  • Remove all of the leaves from the stem.
  • Cut the stems down to about 4-6″ so it’s short enough to stick into the grapevine wreath but long enough to be secure and not stick out.
    DIY Simple Hydrangea Wreath using what you have on hand and cutting flowers from the garden
  • Add hydrangea flowers working left to right, until you fill the entire wreath.
    putting hydrangea flowers in grapevine wreath while making this fall DIY decor idea
  • Hang when finished.
    How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free


Feel free to fill only half the wreath if you like that look.


Serving: 1grams

Could I Make a Hydrangea Wreath Using Faux Flowers?


Choose your faux hydrangea blooms and simply tuck them in the grapevine wreath.

Easy peasy.

CLICK HERE for where to buy the best faux and foliage flowers for fall.

Watch This Video to See How To Make This Hydrangea Wreath

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  1. This is so beautiful – and looks so easy too! Now that we have hydrangeas in our yard, I’ll have to try this. Pinned!

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  5. The easier the better!!!! And anything to make those hydrangeas last.
    I always enjoy seeing what you do with your florals:)

  6. Beautiful winter wreath! I haven’t been able to grow a hydrangea bush yet because every time I plant one my dogs and the neighborhood cats use it for a urinal and they always die. Next time I plant them they will have fencing and maybe even barbed wire around them!!🤣

  7. Stacy, I just LOVE hydrangeas but they do not grow here…and the ones you buy in the store just wilt within a day or two. I wish you could ship me a box load of them. Having said that, your hydrangeas are gorgeous and your wreath tutorial is comprehensive! Thanks for sharing as I long for these beautiful flowers….

  8. Love this idea but mine turn brown after they ate on the wreath outside, any ideas what I a. Doing wrong? Also for the pink and burgundy flowers I think they are the endless Summer do they turn paper like too? Thank you so much in advance.

    1. Hi Corine! It’s possible they were not dry enough on the plant before you did it. The flowers need to get that vintage papery look to them before they can be harvested to dry on the wreath.

  9. It’s so beautiful, Stacy! I love that the flowers can just dry right on the wreath form! Such pretty color and texture for any space.

  10. Pinning this post Stacy! I’m just starting to dry out my hydrangeas for decor and this wreath is gorgeous!