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DIY Hydrangea & Twig Flower Project

Y’all, I have a big problem. When I see something that I really like, I talk myself out of purchasing because I think I can make it for less. This doesn’t always work out for me. Either I never get around to making it or it’s a flop. However, I’m excited to share that this one did turn out just as I anticipated, maybe even better.

How to make a DIY Hydrangea and Twig Flower Project is a step by step tutorial that will teach you how you can easily make one for your home. It makes a beautiful centerpiece and the project includes some foraging, thrifting and good ole DIY.

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Supplies for Hydrangea & Twig Project

I was able to forage all my twigs because we have a River Birch tree that drops stems like crazy. The glass cylinder container, placemat and grapevine wreaths were all thrift store finds, so this project was inexpensive.

  • Tall Glass Cylinder shaped vase at least 10-12 inches high.
  • Twigs
  • Something to cover the glass vase with. I found some used placemats that were perfect for the project. You could use craft paper or felt if necessary.
  • 3 Grapevine wreaths approx. the diameter of the glass cylinder or slightly larger
  • Faux Hydrangeas approx. 7
  • Faux Twig stem
  • Styrofoam
  • Hot glue

Thrift Store Finds

If you follow Thrifting with the Gals on Instagram, you saw that I found all these items in one day at two different thrift stores. I was very fortunate but sometimes, I think it’s just meant to be. However, if you don’t have the time to search for your supplies, here are some recommendations that may help.

  • You can find almost all the supplies at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon, etc. Shop around and wait for sales or coupons.
  • You can find placemats at Walmart or Dollar Stores that are inexpensive. You only need one. However, you can cover the glass container with brown craft paper or felt as another option.
  • The twigs are easily foraged if you have trees. You can cut the branches from a tree if you don’t find any fallen limbs. The grapevines can also be foraged if you have wild grapevine in your area. I’ve made several small and large grapevine wreaths from foraged vine. Here is one that I made at Christmas using foraged grapevine.

If you are a DIY fan, shopping thrift stores can really save you money on a lot of items. You might enjoy reading Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping. Catch Thrifting with the Gals over on Instagram Stories Here.

DIY Hydrangea & Twig Project

Begin by adding a piece of styrofoam to the inside of your glass vase. Add a drop of hot glue to hold it in place. Then cover the container with your choice of materials by wrapping the paper or placemat around the container and using hot glue to secure.

Next, add the grapevine wreaths by sliding them onto the bottom of the vase.

Lastly, begin adding the twigs vertically to the outside of the covered vase. Use hot glue at the bottom of each twig to hold in place. Be sure to cut your twigs the correct length to reach the top of the container. Add additional glue at the top where necessary. Continue working around the diameter of the glass container until it’s completely covered in twigs.

Once all the twigs are in place, fill in any gaps with smaller pieces of twig and secure with hot glue.

Place a piece of ribbon or raffia around the twigs and tie to hold in place.

Add Hydrangeas & Twigs

Be sure to remove the majority of leaves from the hydrangea stems. Cut the stems to allow the blooms to rest on top of the twigs. Add the faux twig stems to the center of the arrangement. Completely fill in the top of the container and add one final bloom to the center of the arrangement.

I found that all the stems don’t have to be secured into the styrofoam. The arrangement is tight and as long as the first few stems are secured, the remainder will easily stay in place.

Hydrangea & Twig Centerpiece

I’m loving how the DIY Hydrangea & Twig Project looks on my dining table. It can be used in so many different areas to add a pop of rustic charm.

It’s hard to believe I only spent $18.00 on this project and it was very easy to make. The hardest part was gathering and cutting the twigs to size.

If you are willing to search thrift stores for bargains, you can save a lot of money. Be sure to join my friends and I each week for Thrifting with the Gals. We will take you along on our Instagram Stories as we shop for bargains. Follow me here for all the details.

See this Easy Twig Napkin Rings Tutorial here.

Here is another fun Spring project, DIY Terra Cotta Pot Wreath that is made with a large grapevine wreath. The Grapevine Topiary can be made with any size grapevine wreath you choose.

To see more about unique flower arrangements, see Easy Decoration Ideas for a Coffee Table or How to Recycle a Wooden Ice Cream Churn.

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Friday 6th of May 2022

It looks lovely and so easy to get many of the items at the thrift stores. I, too, am always amazed at what I find there, usually just the thing(s) I have been wanting to find ! Serendipity for sure. I am trying to pare down all my belongings so there is less clutter for my kids to clean out after I am gone. I did use some lovely, fake, white peonies to attach to my (costly) Michaels Christmas pinwheel twig wreath and am so glad to be able to use it for more than one season on my front door.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Joan, that's great. Thanks for sharing and I agree Serendipity works for me as well.


Friday 6th of May 2022

I love it! I can see me doing something similar using my dry hydrangeas.



Saturday 7th of May 2022

Cindy, Yes! I have tin cans covered with twigs and after Christmas I used the dried hydrangeas from my Christmas tree and filled the cans.


Friday 6th of May 2022

I love this project so much Rachel! What a great use of thrifted supplies!


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Cindy, I really appreciate this. thanks for stopping by.


Friday 6th of May 2022

Rachel, this is gorgeous! I definitely want to make this. Hugs to you.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Renae, It's so easy. Thanks so much.


Friday 6th of May 2022

Couldn't see the whole finished project because of the ads. Perhaps you should do a small long shot of your finished projects so we can at least see the whole thing.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Suzanne, You can always click the ad off to remove it from the screen.