Aimee from Twigg Studios made a bunch of beautiful paper hydrangeas in blue- a craft I just couldn’t resist!
I love Hydrangeas. Back in the dreamy hill days, hydrangeas frequented our little beach themed cottage in brass flower pots or bright cups if it were to be put in the porch. We grew with them and also grew them from cuttings, and they were everywhere! In shades of pink, lime green and pale pink. You know…happy days!
In Bombay, I’d sell my soul to you if you can make them survive. From dipping cuttings in rooting hormones to trying to make it grow roots in water- I’ve tried and miserably failed. Apart from short lived blooms (which came with the cuttings) I’ve had nothing. Them blasted hydrangeas…
This was a great way to have them- Forever!
Aimee in her blog has done it in a slightly different way- you can see it all here.
I (the lazy bum central) chose an easy way out and it worked just fine. Here’s how:
Water colors if you want a colored one
Cut strips of parchment paper- about 3″ wide and 30 cm long
Fold them in squares (Follow the collage above)
Once if you have fold them in squares, draw flowers- 4 petal or 5 petal, up to you. Draw the flowers on the center and cut them out- remember, we want individual flowers, not connected to each other. So keep some margin.
Once you have lots and lots of flowers, string two in each skewer.
Pierce the centers of each with the sharp end and pull them towards the base end. That way you’ll have a concave structure too.
Repeat the entire process until you have a bunch you absolutely adore!
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18 thoughts on “DIY Paper Hydrangeas”
Amazing! I am pinning.
Thanks for the heads up and the pin Tina! 🙂 Have a lovely week.
Wow, these look so pretty! I absolutely love Hydrangeas, even have one decoupaged on my writer’s clock ( http://estrella05azul.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/personalized-clocks-my-writers-clock/ )
Thanks for sharing, I’m now bookmarking this, to make my own Hydrangeas on one of my days off from work.
Thanks Es. I love Hydrangeas too you know…too bad they don’t grow here 🙁
Leave me a reply once you have made them 🙂 !
Will do 🙂 I’ll have to brag if they come out as pretty as yours are.
Hahahahaha, tell you what? they will. They are no brainer. Atleast my version of it is 😛
Yours turned out beautiful I love them. I’m so pleased I inspired you xxx
Thanks Aimee! You definitely do 🙂
They are beautiful. I can’t even believe you attempted this. You’re so patient. Hydrangeas could never grow here as they take too much water.
Hahaha..Tammy, tell you what even I cant believe I actually attempted this. You know Im the lazy sorts 🙂
Thank you 🙂 They dont grow here either… like don’t even show signs of surviving.
Well done, they came out lovely!
Great tutorial and photos as always.
Thank you Linda! Hope you are having a great time 🙂
Those turned out so pretty! Thanx for sharing at THT!
thank u 🙂
They’re gorgeous. Perfect solution for when it’s impossible to grow them. We have lots of hydrangeas in the garden, including blue ones, which means part of our garden has alkaline soil. I love them all.
Lucky You janice…I could never grow them here in Mumbai soil 🙁 They wither and die.
Love! They’re so beautiful I think I need to make some, pinning this. Thanks for coming by “the mansion”.
Oh! So sweet of you to have dropped in. The pleasure was mine, really 🙂