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How to Make a Hydrangea Wreath

Create a seasonal piece of art using garden gleanings and debris

Fine Gardening – Issue 173

When it comes to crafts, I’m pretty much a lost cause. Maybe that’s a bit overstated. I can knit, sort of—as long as all you want for Christmas is a pot holder, scarf, or simple blanket (which is basically a large pot holder, if you think about it). I don’t scrapbook, I can’t sew, and I don’t even know what decoupage is. The one exception for me is wreath-making. Perhaps I honed my skills because I hate seeing the treasures of the late-fall/early-winter garden go to waste. For me, creating wreaths out of brightly colored branches, unique seed heads, or blushing blossoms is a way of preserving all the hard work I put into caring for the garden throughout the year. And there’s nothing better than looking at a wreath of everlastings in mid-February to remind me that not everything outside is always so bleak.

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