I added hydrangeas to the flower beds of our Blue Cottage in the spring, when I found them for only $16 each at Shop & Stop.
They looked so pretty in front of our porch! They were pink and light blue when I bought them.
They dried up a bit when I was gone in Germany with L, and then I nursed them back to health a bit and they bloomed again.
Before they aren’t pretty enough anymore to dry them, I picked out the nicest blooms two weeks ago and cut about ten of them for drying.
They had turned this green color — I have no idea why they change colors, do you?
How to Dry Hydrangeas the Easy Way
Dry hydrangeas are so pretty but super expensive, so I wanted to see if I could dry them myself.
I looked up a few posts about it and decided to dry them how my mom dried roses: I simply removed all the leaves, bunched three or four hydrangeas together, and hung them upside down.
I was enjoying the bunches of drying hydrangeas in the kitchen and living room.
Adding hydrangeas to our front yard was definitely a great choice — it adds to the cute cottage look and I’ll always have a nice supply of beautiful flowers, fresh and dry.
I hope they bloom again next year and get much bigger in front of our porch. Our neighbor has a huge hydrangea bush in front of his house.
This is how I’d love them to look eventually!
Have you ever dried hydrangeas? Which method works best for you?