This red, white and blue Patriotic Hydrangea Wreath comes together quickly for the perfect 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Flag Day wreath!
I love wreaths for every season, and I have a ton of tutorials here on my site for them. I have quite a few classic green wreath tutorials that work as year-round wreaths like my Easy Garland Wreath and my Boxwood Wreath.
As far as “summer” wreaths go, I don’t love kitschy ones, like wreaths made with garden hoses or flip flops. My taste is a bit more upscale. I have thought about making a sunflower wreath, and my Magnolia Wreath is great for summertime too, as that’s when the magnolia trees bloom.
I realized on Memorial Day this year that I didn’t have a Patriotic Wreath …yet! So I looked around on Pinterest to see what kind of patriotic wreaths others have made. There were a lot that were too rustic for my taste. I like something bright, symmetrical and classic.
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After I made my Rainbow Hydrangea Wreath earlier this summer, I thought why not use the same concept for a red, white and blue wreath?! Luckily Michaels had really pretty red, white and blue hydrangeas, and I already had a 12″ wire wreath form at home (more about wreath forms and techniques here). So this wreath came together quickly!
How to Make a Patriotic Hydrangea Wreath
1. Start by moving the leaves up the stem to the base of the hydrangea blooms.
2. Then, using the wire cutters cut the stems off the bunch of flowers. You don’t need to leave much of the stem on, only an inch or 2 so you can wrap the wire around it.
3. Figure out how to space out your blooms. My 12″ form has 6 vertical wires, and I had 12 blooms, so I attached a bloom to each vertical wire and then two blooms in between.
4. Then using the floral wire, just start wiring them on! Its nothing fancy, just wrap the wire around the bloom and onto the wire form.
5. Continue around the wreath form until its full and pretty!
I added greenery this time, because my blooms were a bit sparse, and the leaves filled things in.
I’d love to see your patriotic hydrangea wreath! Tag me on IG @thehowtomom or use the hashtag #thehowtomomwreaths so I can tell you what an amazing crafter you are!!