Drying Hydrangeas – Ever Lasting Decor

If you love hydrangeas then you might be interested in drying hydrangea blooms to save in a vase or use in a wreath. The process is really very easy. Timing is the issue in this simple craft. Along with time comes patience and I can relate with having a problem when it comes to patience.

Drying Hydrangeas – Ever Lasting Decor

Learn more about drying hydrangeas for long lasting beauty you can use in all kinds of decorating projects around the home.

I think most people would agree that hydrangeas are almost as beautiful dried as they are fresh.

Learn how easy it is to dried your hydrangeas for long lasting beauty you can use in all kinds of decorating projects.

3 year old bouquet

They keep quite a long time once dried as an everlasting bouquet, in wreaths and many other decorative projects. 

Here’s the key:

You need to wait to cut them last in the season when they are starting to dry on the shrub.

Hydrangea CollageThese flowers are all getting ready to be cut for drying. They start to get a washed out antique look. Some even feel dry to the touch.

 All you need to do is take off all the leaves, and place them in a bucket or vase with a little bit of water (one or two inches). After about a week or two the water will evaporate and the flowers will dry in place. Pretty cool, huh? 

Learn how easy it is to dried your hydrangeas for long lasting beauty you can use in all kinds of decorating projects.

I have dried hydrangeas all over the place. I’ve used them in centerpieces at the holidays, in wreaths and some just in vases around the house. While they seem fragile they actually last a long time. Drying hydrangeas is a great idea if you are growing them outside already. Get it a try. What have you got to loose?

 

 

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Yep. The trick is leaving them on long enough.. I did a whole series last spring about things I do with my Quickfire hydrangeas. I like to keep my dried mopheads in an enamelware bowl in the dining room. But my cat discovered he likes to eat them. Mostly he just makes a huge mess and I have petals all over the floor. So I guess you could say I decorate my floors with them!

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