Hydrangeas are the flowers that I think of in the early summer, so I like to decorate with them around this time of year.
Hydrangeas are really fun and quite simple to make. Just get a styrofoam ball and lots of pins with pearl heads. Then get several shades of papers to use for your hydrangea. (It’s hard to see, but he hydrangea in the picture below has light purple and light blue paper.) If you are making a blue hydrangea, get several shades of blue. If you are making a pink hydrangea, get several shades of pink. You get the idea! I think a variety of shades looks much better than just one, although you could certainly use just one color if you prefer. Punch lots of small flowers using a punch. I actually have a hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart that I got years ago at Michael’s, but I’m sure any small flower shape would work. Then punch a tiny hole in the center of each flower. Pin each paper flower to the styrofoam ball with the pins. Be sure to mix up the different shades of paper as you fill in the ball. Add leaves or ribbon, and you’re all done!
My mom recently redid her bathroom with hydrangea towels and accessories, and I loved making some hydrangea pictures for her.
For the pictures, I had my dad cut the styrofoam balls so that they would be flat on the backs and still fit inside the frames.
These hydrangeas are a fun and easy project that look great everywhere. And they are perfect for summer!