Looking for ways to dry your hydrangea blooms? With a few methods out there, there is one method I use All. The. Time.
Because it’s the easiest. And I’m sharing it with you today.
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How to Dry a Hydrangea the Easy Way
As we head into fall, the growing season will start winding down. Learning how to dry a hydrangea is a great way to preserve your garden during the winter months and add beautiful decor to your home.
- Allow the blooms to dry naturally on the plants (typically in August through October). They are ready when the petals look a little more vintage than bright and the flowers might feel a little papery.
- Find some pretty blooms that meet this criteria and cut about 12-18″ long if you can. Cut them at varying heights. It helps with the drying process when grouped together.
- Remove all the leaves from the stems.
- Grab a few glass jars or vases. I love to use mason jars for drying hydrangeas.
- Fill each jar with about 2-3″ of water.
- To dry hydrangeas well, don’t overcrowd the blooms in the jars so the get enough air circulation.
As the water evaporates, the hydrangea blooms will start naturally drying. And that’s it!
Drying hydrangea flowers could not be any easier.
Dried hydrangeas look great in home decor, wreaths, bouquets and other craft projects. For best results, keep them out of direct light and humidity.
Once dry, they will make great hydrangea centerpieces. I have a few ideas for the vintage toolbox I’ve been using in my dining room.
Want to Learn More About Hydrangeas?
- How to Divide Hydrangeas
- How to Propagate Hydrangeas in 7 Easy Steps
- Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming?
- Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming – Update?
- The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping
For some decorating ideas with hydrangeas, stop by my good friend Ann’s home Dabbling and Decorating where she shows how she styles hydrangeas in some of cool vintage finds.
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