DIY Hydrangea Centerpiece + Bouquet Tutorial
Hydrangeas are a fan favorite amongst floral enthusiasts everywhere. These beautiful blooms contain hundreds of tiny delicate petals that add amazing texture to any bouquet. A hydrangeas effortless elegance allows the bloom to be the flower of preference for special occasions such as weddings and baby showers.
PRO TIP: Doubling the stem amount for larger centerpieces or substituting standard hydrangeas for jumbo hydrangeas allows for a fuller bouquet.
Here are the materials you will need:
Step 1: Trim and hydrate your flowers
Using flower cutters, trim the bottom of the hydrangea stem to the desired length. Then, place the flowers in water for about 2-3 hours prior to arranging.
PRO TIP: Cut the hydrangeas stems at an angle, this allows the flowers to drink the maximum amount of water. If they appear to be slightly wilted, follow these steps to revive thirsty hydrangeas.
Step 2: Prepare your flowers and greens
PRO TIP: Removing leaves is a great trick for ensuring petals get the most hydration possible. Leaves tend to absorb a large amount of moisture that should be going to the petals of the flower instead.
Step 3: Arrange the Hydrangeas and Ruscus
Step 4: Add the Lily Grass
Gently add the lily grass stems to the bouquet by looping them around the base of the grouped hydrangeas and ruscus. This gives your centerpiece or bouquet a professional touch. Secure the bunch with a small piece of floral tape.