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I love hydrangeas!  And for some reason I have had them on the brain.  So I decided I wanted to do a quick wreath with some this weekend.  Here is what I came up with – the rest of the post is how I got there! 


Full lush faux hydrangea stems are normally pretty pricy.  Never fear – I just picked up a couple cheap less fluffy stems at the dollar store and cut them apart with some wire trimmers.


Next I took a couple of them and bunched them together to get that big full look that I love.  Isn’t that a better?!?


Then I added in a little bit of the greenery to give it some more texture and covered a cardboard initial with a little moss!  I love the way it came out!


It makes me smile!  Ah – what I wouldn’t give for a big ole bush of these outside my door!


One more and then I will stop I promise!


So what about you – is there a flower you would just love to have at your house?  Or perhaps you are lucky and you already have that flower in your garden? I wanna know!

Linking this to

Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday with Beth @ Stories of A to Z 
Tip Me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Hooking up with HOH with Allison @ House of Hepworths

13 frugal friends said ...

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said... @ May 22, 2011 at 8:17 PM

So pretty! I love hydrangeas too. My mom and dad have them in their yard and remember picking them growing up. They were also my wedding bouquet...so yes, I looove hydrangeas as wlel :o)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... @ May 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

I adore hydrangeas. For whatever reason though I can NOT keep them alive. :( So I gave up on the hydrangea shrub and went with the hydrangea tree. LOVE it!! Low maintenance and beautiful blooms in the spring. :) I love your wreath!

Susan in SC said... @ May 23, 2011 at 5:42 AM

This is really pretty!

abeachcottage said... @ May 23, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Love your wreath. The hydrangeas are lovely, the colours of the blue and green looks great against your door.

Tracy said... @ May 24, 2011 at 6:36 AM

I love this! I really love this! I want to try this idea (my front door is naked right now.)... thanks for sharing. *visiting from tip junkie*

Brooke said... @ May 24, 2011 at 8:58 AM

I love hydrangeas too! I used them for my wedding bouquet :) Your wreath is beautiful. I have been scouring the internet looking for just the right wreath to make for my front door and this one is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your trick on the dollar store flowers too. Popped over from A2Z and I will definitely be back!

Jeannie said... @ May 24, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Beautiful springy wreath...getting me thinking about making a new one for my front door!

Southern Junk Chic said... @ May 24, 2011 at 10:43 AM

I love the mossy "S" with the hydrangeas. Very cute!!

Rachel said... @ May 24, 2011 at 9:12 PM

That looks adorable! What a great idea bunching the flowers up! I think I need to make me a new wreath now! :)

Darby Hawley said... @ May 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

This is sooooo pretty!

Vicky @ Pearl District said... @ May 29, 2011 at 2:31 AM

Wow, it's soo gorgeous! I made a wreath a few months ago but it came out hideous :( Urs looks sooo nice!!! Ur baby room is coming along so nicely! Hope you are feeling great!

Farah said... @ May 29, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Very Beautiful...Specially adding the touch of alphabet gives it a very unique appearance... it is simply n inspiration...
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