Hydrangea DIY Craft

Hydrangea DIY Craft

We have a beautiful hydrangea bush in the back of our yard – the blossoms are white and then eventually turn into this vibrant green color.  I’ve been eying this bush up since we moved in just waiting until I had the time to get my hands on those blossoms and decorate with them!  This summer I finally had the time.  This craft took a total of around 20 minutes (over the span of a couple days) and was SUPER easy!  Here’s a “how-to” for you to try it yourself!

What you will need:

  • Several fresh hydrangea blossoms
  • Burlap
  • Mason Jar
  • Twinkle lights (optional)

Steps to follow:

– First, cut the hydrangea blossoms from the bush.  Leave plenty of room on the stem (you can always cut shorter later!).  Strip off the leaves and then hang upside down to dry for around a week.

-After a week, I took down the hydrangea blossoms and sprayed with hairspray just to kind of firm the leaves up.  This is optional.  I have no idea if it actually does anything but it seemed like the right thing to do at the time

-Next, cut strips of burlap – I did pieces of around 12 in. long by 2 in. wide.

-Find a couple mason jars (or whatever you want to put these lovely flowers in) and fill with the strips of burlap.  Curl them around so you have slight hole in the center to place the flowers.  Add twinkle lights if you so desire!

-Place hydrangea blossom(s) in the jar and arrange.

Wah-lah! A very easy DIY craft to spice up your home!

NOTE: The colors will fade and start to yellow/brown after a couple months so you will have to replace with a different blossom in the Fall/Winter!