How To Create Hydrangea Centerpieces

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 25, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Hydrangea Centerpieces are among the easiest and least expensive to create. Learn how to create beautiful Hydrangea Centerpieces in just a few minutes with this step-by-step tutorial and easy to follow video.

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If you want to learn how to arrange flowers, hydrangea is a great place to start. Hydrangea are easily accessible at most grocers and possibly in your own backyard!

Hydrangea Centerpieces are not only one of the easiest to arrange, but they’re so versatile. White can lend itself to weddings, showers, nautical themes, summer soirees and more. In the winter, just add red hypericum berries for a festive flair. Pink or blue are perfect for baby showers, spring, summer and fall occasions. I especially love dried hydrangea in the fall.hydrangea centerpieces

Where to Buy Hydrangea:

  • your local grocer
  • Whole Foods {$8/3 stems}
  • Trader Joe’s {5.99/3 stems}

You can learn more about Trader Joe’s Flowers and Where to Buy Flowers here.

Tips to Arrange Hydrangea:

There are a few easy rules of thumb when working with hydrangea. First, when possible, work in odd numbers. 3, 5, 7. Second, you can create a hydrangea centerpiece using only hydrangea but they make great filler, so don’t be afraid to mix them with other blooms. Third, you can break them up by nestling other flowers inside over their oversized blooms giving the illusion of more, smaller hydrangea.

Hydrangea are happy when well hydrated. Whether they are looking droopy, you’re just bringing them home from the store or you are in the midst of arranging them, be sure to cut their stems at an angle and place in fresh water.

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How to Create Hydrangea Centerpieces:

  1. Fill a vase with water.
  2. Measure 3 hydrangea stems to equal length to set just above the vase at opposite angles. Cut stems at an angle and remove any leaves that will fall below the rim of the vase.
  3. Continue with hydrangea or work with your next largest blooms and repeat to fill.
  4. If working with more than 1 type of flower, add a third flower in to fill at 3 points in the vase, creating a triangle.

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I walk you through step by step in this video I shot via iPhone for Instagram over the weekend. I decided to include it here as well in hopes it might show you just how easy it is!

You can learn how to make another easy hydrangea centerpiece in the video below.

Learn how to revive wilted hydrangea in the YouTube video below and subscribe!

You can find more flower arranging tutorials and my favorite vases / vessels to arrange in here.