Welcome to the Petal Party!
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There are only 2 days left in our Countdown to Spring (the first day of spring is tomorrow!), and to finish the Countdown with a bang we are taking this opportunity to spotlight this stunning hydrangea wreath. Hydrangeas are undeniably gorgeous flowers, which is why they are one of the most popular wedding flowers. The only downside to hydrangeas is that they are extremely fragile blooms, which also makes them more expensive if you are buying them fresh. If they get too hot or have too much sunlight, they will wilt and die. This is why paper hydrangeas are such a perfect alternative!
Crafting your Hydrangea Wreath
The most obvious characteristic of hydrangeas is that they have a ton of little petals. As beautiful as this is, it means that making paper versions requires cutting out a bunch of petals. So when we were planning our paper flower kit collection for JoAnn Stores, we knew we had to create a hydrangea kit that could include pre-cut petals. Hydrangeas grow in many lovely colors, but we specifically chose a robin’s egg blue and periwinkle purple for the kit. Hydrangeas are very unique flowers, so crafting them is also a unique process! Once you pick up your kit, you will also need to get some foam balls for the base of the blooms, plus a foam wreath form. Then you can watch our full video tutorial below to help you as you craft. As you will see in the video, I like to start by attaching the petals to the center of the foam ball and then work outward from there.
Hydrangeas begin blooming in the late spring, so they are an ideal flower for some seasonal spring home decor. To really showcase how amazing these jumbo blooms are, we gathered them together in a wreath. Hang it on your front door to greet your guests with some spring cheer! The kit includes enough petals to make 12 blooms, so you are welcome to style them in other ways too. If you are creating your own bouquet arrangement with some of the other paper flower kits, hydrangeas are always a good addition, and the color palette is great for transitioning from winter to spring. A wreath can also be wonderful for a homemade gift for a loved one!
Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team