I have been gathering and cutting hydrangea blooms and brought them in to dry. Some are huge. I had enough for a large vase full for my (newly) painted powder room. I will post about the re-done powder room shortly.
and for a wreath that I have been moving about looking for just the right location.
I dry hydrangeas simply by setting the cut stems in a vase of water. In the past, I have dried them by hanging upside down but this is so much easier and they dry quickly. It is important to leave the blossoms on the bush until they begin to dry naturally and become papery. I cut these hydrangeas in late September.
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Beautiful! At our last house I had lots of hydrangea bushes but could never bring myself to cut the blooms. I regret that now.
Just a little something from Judy says
What a lovely way to have hydrangeas in your home over the winter. They look especially nice on the white frames. You are a creative and gifted lady!
These are beautiful. We're planning on planting them and I hope they are as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the tips on how to dry them.
Debbie Petras says
The wreath is so beautiful! I love hydrangeas but they don't do well in the dry Phoenix weather. But I have dried hydrangeas in a vase on my kitchen table.
Blessings and love,
Gypsy Heart says
Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the wreath on the mirror.
Maple Lane says
They are lovely.
Melissa Whitcher says
OOO! I love Hydrangeas. That is one thing that I have missed about moving to Texas. They keep telling me that they don't do very well around here. Yours are beautiful. I also love your blog header. Nicely done!
Very beautiful and creative. I also love hydrangea. Thanks for sharing with us all. Your powder room is also beautiful.
How beautiful! I love all the green and the wreath is just so cool. It would look good in a lot of places!
Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor says
Beautiful…I have wanted to dry them before..maybe next year, if mine grow back!
I love the wreath. I didn't get any blooms on my hydrangea at all this year. I was a little disappointed.
Such a gorgeous wreath.
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Gorgeous hydrangeas! Love the wreath against the mirror-enjoy:@)
Barbara F. says
I love hydrangeas, but my poor plant struggled back this year with only one pretty pink flower. Do you have any tips? Yours are really beautiful, I like the wreath on the mirror. xo
Carol OurSearsKitHome says
The wreath looks terrific! Hydrangeas are wonderful, aren't they?
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, we have 2 large bushes and I never thought to dry them and make a wreath, I can't wait till next year to try it out! So very pretty! Have a wonderful day!
Oh my goodness, Lorraine, they are beautiful! What big blooms!
Do you simply leave them in the vase (without water?) until they are dried? No silica gel or hanging upside down?