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Easy Hydrangea Basket Tutorial

I have had several questions about this basket arrangement, and thought I’d share how I put it together with you. So here is a tutorial on how to make this easy hydrangea basket and still keep your flowers watered at the same time. Although there are several options to keeping your flowers nourished, today I’m sharing how to made this particular arrangement.

I love using rustic elements and lots of texture on my tables. I was inspired to refresh my summer table with beautiful hydrangeas from my garden and I shared that post earlier this week. However, I wanted to display them in a basket instead of the traditional vase. I appreciate all the comments and questions about this Summer blues Tablescape.

Supplies Needed To Make Hydrangea Basket

For this arrangement, I decided to use a couple of faux ferns in addition to the fresh hydrangeas. Also, a few small vases were used to hold the hydrangeas and tin cans were used as risers.

Gather supplies for this easy hydrangea basket tutorial.

Prepare Your Hydrangeas

Begin by removing excess leaves and stems because you want the stem to fit comfortably in the vase.

You also want to cut the stem on an angle, using pruning shears, before placing in the individual vases.

I filled each small vase with water before placing the stems inside.

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For this tutorial arrangement the ferns are on one side and the hydrangeas are on the other side of the basket. To vary the height of the ferns, place one of the tin cans upside down and place one of the ferns on top.

After I began, I realized my original basket was to small, so I found another basket to accommodate the hydrangea arrangement.

Add Fresh Flowers

Because the vases looked crowded with more than one stem, each bloom received it’s own individual vase.

Once again, place something inside the basket to vary the heights. These are just empty tuna cans placed upside down and they work great.

Begin to add the hydrangeas in a eye pleasing arrangement to the other side of the basket.

step by step tips to arrange your hydrangeas in a basket.

As you can see, some of the vases will be placed on the risers and some will sit in the bottom of the basket. If you are working with a larger basket, you may need to use varying heights of risers as well as more hydrangeas.

See easy tips to arrange hydrangeas in a basket and keep them watered.

If you love creative floral arrangements be sure to see this Cheap & Easy Queen’s Anne Lace Arrangement or this Recycled Ice Cream Churn filled with Blacked Eyed Susan’s


Hydrangea Basket is Made

Beautiful Fresh Picked Hydrangeas look beautiful arranged in a basket.  See how to keep them watered and more.
You can see a another tutorial using wildflower’s for the arrangement here.
Adding fresh hydrangeas and faux fern makes this arrangement easy to maintain.

This tablescape was inspired by these gorgeous hydrangea blooms is called Summer Blues. You can see the full table setting here, which includes this Dinner Plate & Woven charger.

I hope this easy hydrangea basket tutorial and that it gave you some inspiration for your next floral arrangement.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Marlene Stephenson

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Love this tutorial and those hydrangea's are a pretty shade of blues. Have a great day.


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

It looks so pretty Rachel!

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Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Thanks so much Stacy!

Theresa Rasche

Sunday 26th of July 2020

I love this basket of hydrangeas. I could actually make one this year! I have 3 hydrangeas plants...have had them for 5 years without a bloom. This year one plant flowered a beautiful so happy! Just don't ask me why one all of a sudden bloomed...just don't know😁💕

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Monday 27th of July 2020

Theresa, I feel the same way. This year has been the best. Rachel


Sunday 26th of July 2020

I love how this turned out. The color on those hydrangeas is stunning. I've tried for years to grow them with no luck. Brown thumbs prevail again. Ugh. Hope your Sunday is wonderful.

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Monday 27th of July 2020

Cindy, I have had the same problem, but this year I've had so much better luck. Don't know why. Hang in there. Rachel t

KariAnne Wood

Friday 24th of July 2020

This is so lovely!

Thank you so much for sharing---I love hydrangeas!

Happy day friend! karianne

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Friday 24th of July 2020

KariAnne, You are always so encouraging. Thanks for this my friend. Rachel