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Bloomin' Amazing Hydrangea Wreath by Roni

Bloomin' Amazing Hydrangea Wreath by Roni | Rinea
Hello Friends - Roni here with my Bloomin' Amazing Hydrangea Wreath. I have to admit I am so proud of this project. It was an idea that came to mind as I was walking around a local antique mall.  Being winter I was amazed to find a lovely dried hydrangea wreath which made me long for the real thing. Of course it wasn't bright and cheerful as a fresh hydrangea is but I knew a way that I could create one that WAS bold, bright and beautiful...Rinea Foiled Papers!

After reading the details below you may think I'm a bit crazy but I promise you that it is all worth it. It is all worth it because the finished wreath is stunning in person. It is a true labor of love.

Step 1 - Cut hundreds of 4 or 5 petal flowers similar to the flower in the picture. This flower is approximately 1 1/4" across.

Step 2 - Form each flower around a medium to large size flower shaping tool. I folded two petals up...

...then wrap the rest of the petals around the tool.

Repeat step 2...

...until you have hundreds upon hundreds of individual flowers.
NOTE: It took approximately 125 flowers for each of the large flowers (3 needed), 80-90 for the medium size (3) and 65-70 for the small flowers (6).  You can of course use fewer flowers per each flower head but it won't look as full as the example.

Step 3 - Cut Styrofoam balls in half with an Exacto Knife. I used 1.5" (small); 1.9" (medium) and 2.75" (large) size foam balls.

Step 4 - Use the flower shaping tool to hold the petals when hot gluing them to the Styrofoam ball. For a fuller bloom, push each petal as close as possible to the previously glued petals. This will result in a very full attractive bloom when finished.

Step 5 - Continue gluing on petals until the half ball as been completely covered.

Step 6 - Repeat until you have 3 large blooms, 3 medium size blooms and 6 small blooms.

This is to give you an idea of how big the large blooms are once finished.

Step 7 - Free hand cut 70-100 leaves from Emerald and Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper.
Step 8 - Glue two or three leaves to each bloom.

Step 9 - Paint a 9" MDF wreath green on both sides.

Step 10 - Determine placement and hot glue the blooms to the wreath form.
Step 11 - Glue on extra leaves to fill in any gaps that you may have.

Display for all to enjoy!

Spellbinders - Flower diecut
Styrofoam Balls
MDF Wreath
DecoArt Americana Festive Green Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
Flower Shaping Tool