Monday, April 2, 2012

Hydrangea Wreath

 


I'd been eyeing this wreath (shown below) from Williams-Sonoma ever since the weather started warming up, and was dying to put a new spring wreath on my door.  

  NEW 
Hydrangea Wreath
$129.95

However, I knew I could try to make something for much cheaper than that price tag. I follow a blog named Kreyv, that is written by a very stylish girl named Jamie who I know personally from our days in Milwaukee. Our husbands went to medical school together so I can say first-hand she is adorable, and I think you'll really enjoy her blog.

Anyway, she recently posted a tutorial by V and Co. on her "So Cheap, So Easy" series. It shows how to make a wreath similar to the one from Williams-Sonoma with all green hydrangeas, and I really loved the simplicity of the one color. So I decided to give it a try, and it really was very easy to make and was much cheaper than the WS wreath.

Here is the break down.

Materials needed:



  • grapevine wreath
  • 7 green hydrangea stems
  • 2 white-ish hydrangea stems
  • hot glue & gun
  • wire cutters

I initially looked for the flowers at Hobby Lobby and ended up buying the grapevine wreath (with a 40% off coupon). However, their flowers weren't on sale so I ran to Joann's crossing my fingers that I'd find a sale. Lucky for me, I did. I grabbed all the green hydrangeas they had in store, but since I knew it wouldn't be enough I also bought some white hydrangeas to mix in with the green. 

I tried it a couple different ways hoping I wouldn't have to cut up all the flowers but it just looked funny. So alas, I cut them all apart.














Once the stems were cut off, I then put glue on the tips and placed them into the grapevine wreath. 



I then turned the wreath over and placed extra glue on the areas the glue gun could reach.


And viola...all finished.



And yes, I did notice that the left side looks a little wonky. I just didn't notice it until I pulled up this picture. I'm too tired, and it's too dark outside to fix it so this will have to do for now.

39 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous against the black door. I adore it!

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  2. Love this! I love the contrast with your dark colored door!

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  3. O my goodness! You are so talented!! :) I have got to make one of these!

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  4. I love this! I already have two small grapevine wreaths that I was just looking at yesterday and trying to decide what to do with them. Now I just need to make a trip to JoAnn. I love your version even better than the original.

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  5. I love yours more than the William's Sonoma wreath! Making one for myself this weekend :) Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I agree with the other posts, beautiful wreath. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. I thought the first one which is yours was the W&S one. Great job!

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  8. I like your's the best!! Much prettier than the WS one.

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  9. I also think your wreath looks much nicer and brighter.

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  10. What a beautiful wreath! I love hydrangeas!

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  11. Wow! I love this wreath...you did a great job! I was looking at my door today and thought about making a wreath but didn't have any inspiration...I think I will give this a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Darlene

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  12. Oh my goodness! I absolutely looove this wreath! You did such a great job! I want one just like it for my door!

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  13. Beautiful! Loved the idea so much that I decided it would be my first Pinterest house craft project ever. Seriously! I went to buy all my supplies for it today, though, and it ended up being more expensive than I thought. I had a couple coupons (including a $5 off at JoAnn's) and it was all on sale. I probably still spent a good $50, though. My plan is to collect more coupons and take them back so they'll adjust my receipt a bit. :)
    -Elizabeth C.

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    1. Wow! I feel so honored that this was your first Pinterest house craft project ever. :) I'm sorry it was so expensive. Mine cost around $40 but some of my flowers were 50% off. Hope you can get some money back. Thanks for the comment!

      Kristi

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    2. I love it! I also just finished mine but it was just under $14 using a 2nd hand wreath and joann's flowers that were on sale. I did mine mostly white with green accents! View mine in my flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/margielou/7397610160/ (i still like yours better) :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    3. Margie Lou! It looks FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing. I can't believe you made that for under $14 dollars! Beautiful!

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    4. Thank you! :D And thanks again for the tutorial!

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  14. thanks for sharing.

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  15. LOVE THIS..NOT TOO FUSSY, JUST FRESH; THANK YOU

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  16. Thank you for this! I'm not crafty AT ALL so I've learned never to attempt anything that I cant read and remember in my head both what I'll need and how to do it. But this, I know I can do. And the funny thing is that I too saw a fall hydrangea wreath I had to have that was too expensive. I'm going to the craft store right after woork and doing this tonight!

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  17. What is the paint color on your door beautiful

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  27. I know this is an old post, but thank you for the detailed instructions . I need to see the graphics, and I need to be told to cut the stems and add glue. I really appreciate it. I. am going to make it this week. I already bought the supplies. 50% off + another 20%!!!

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  29. Love this ! I will be trying it this weekend!

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  30. I like yours better than the WIlliams Sonoma one!

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  31. I love this wreath! I can't wait to make it! Nice job!

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