How to: Style Hydrangeas with Lights

Darker nights = cosy lights and though we have zero need for any additional lights in our home, we spied these copper ones recently and had to purchase.  The same day I was given a whole bag full of hydrangea heads (as you do).  Though not intentional, I put the two together and the result is a rather effective decorative piece for the home that would liven up any empty space.  Here’s ‘how to’.

You will need:

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Hydrangea heads

A mirror (with any fixings on the back removed) or a nice tray would do

A mirror (with any fixings on the back removed) or a nice tray

Some fairy lights. These copper ones look better than plastic coated wires.

Some fairy lights. These copper ones look better than plastic coated wires.

Assemble

Lay the flowers out on the mirror (you could use an oasis to create height if needed)

Lay the flowers out on the mirror (you could use an oasis to create height if needed)

Till the whole mirror is filled

Fill the whole mirror

Weave the copper fairy lights round each flower

Weave the copper fairy lights round each flower (you can see here how fine the wire is making it almost invisible)

Slot the battery pack in underneath a flower

Slot the battery pack in underneath a flower

That's it! Notice how you can barley see the wire here.

That’s it. Notice you can barely see the wire here.

Wait for it to fall dark

Wait for it to fall dark

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I then faffed further adding the stare-y angel and some candles...

Faffing further, I added the starey angel and some candles…

That was the end of the post… till the next day during a room shuffle when I decided I needed the space the arrangement was taking up so popped the lot into a giant vase and added some copper baubles.  Little bit more faffing required to get the lights into the right place but by far my favourite end result that just looks so effective.

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Here endeth the hydrangea post.

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3 Comments on “How to: Style Hydrangeas with Lights

  1. I do like the vase idea. I ve tried just putting strings of lights in them but they tend to end up at the bottom of the vase however carefully I arrange them. The Hydrangeas just help to keep them in place and look beautiful in the process!

    • Thanks Zoe, yes I too have tried the lights in the vase idea over the years but never quite right! Send us a pic if you try these. 😉

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