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DIY Hydrangea & Twig Flower Project

How to make a DIY Hydrangea Arrangement with Twigs 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.

Y’all, I have a big problem. When I see something I like, I talk myself out of purchasing it 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.

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Supplies Needed for Hydrangea Arrangement & Twig Project?

I could 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.

Thrift Store Finds

If you follow Thrifting with the Gals on Instagram, you will see 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 Brown 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 in thrift stores can save you money on many 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 Arrangement & 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 it.

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

Lastly, add the twigs vertically to the outside of the covered vase. Use hot glue at the bottom of each twig to hold it in place. Be sure to cut 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 gaps with smaller pieces of twig and secure with hot glue.

Place a piece of ribbon or raffia around the twigs and tie them to hold them 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 the twigs. Add the faux twig stems to the center of the arrangement. 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 the remainder will easily stay in place as long as the first few stems are secured.

Hydrangea Arrangement & Twig Centerpiece

I love how the DIY Hydrangea Arrangement& Twig Project looks on my dining table. It can be used in many different areas to add a rustic charm.

It’s hard to believe I only spent $18.00 on this project, which 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 me each week for Thrifting with the Gals. As we shop for bargains, we will take you along on our Instagram Stories. Follow me here for all the details.

This project looks great for any season. The faux hydrangea works well with the dried hydrangeas above the bed.

Watch The Video Tutorial for The DIY Hydrangea Arrangement and Twig Project.

Here are some other fun projects, How To Cover Tin Cans with Twigs, Easy Twig Napkin Rings Tutorial, and DIY Terra Cotta Pot Wreath 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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Sunday 25th of September 2022

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Monday 26th of September 2022

Thanks for sharing.


Thursday 22nd of September 2022

This is so beautiful oh my goodness,I love everything that you do but I am in love with this,maybe because I grow a lot of hydrangea, thanks for sharing and as always please keep posting more.


Thursday 22nd of September 2022

Mavis, You are so kind. I do plan to keep posting. I appreciate your encouragement.


Wednesday 21st of September 2022

So pretty, my friend. I love it


Thursday 22nd of September 2022

Renae, Thanks so much.

Barb E

Monday 30th of May 2022

I absolutely love this project Rachel! Thank you for the inspiration. I also LOVE the top you are wearing in the pics - would you mind sharing where it was purchased from? Hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday! Thank you.


Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Barb, Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm so glad you loved this project. I had that top in my shop probably 3 years ago. Sorry I don't have a source.


Monday 30th of May 2022

Rachel, I love this idea. It would be perfect for decorating vases for a party. Hugs to you, my friend.


Tuesday 31st of May 2022

Renae, thank you for stopping by!