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