Did you know there is a variety of hydrangea called “popcorn hydrangea?” Inspired by that fact, I set out to make a literal popcorn hydrangea. These would be so cute for a baby shower, bridal shower, or garden party. I love how they look like boutonnières!
Materials needed: popcorn, plastic wrap, scissors, green crepe paper, green tape (I used floral tape here, but would recommend using green washi or green masking tape instead. The floral tape has a sticky residue, which made handling the “stems” a little unpleasant), floral wire, masking tape, straws, manilla tags, pen.
Step 1: Lay out a 15” x 15” piece of plastic wrap.
Step 2: Pour a few handfuls of popcorn into the center. Gather the edges up and twist them closed around the popcorn. Secure with masking tape.
Step 3: Cut out two or three hydrangea leaves, between 2 -4 inches each. Refer to this image for reference.
Step 4: Glue a piece of floral wire to the center of the leaf. Let dry.
Step 5: Cut a 3-4 inch piece of straw, and attach the plastic wrap to the straw using tape.
Step 6: Add 2-3 leaves to the stem as you wrap. If you wish, add a manilla tag with the words, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ – the Latin name for the plant.
Photography by Tim Gibson