It’s easier than you think: how to dry hydrangeas the easy way.
I added hydrangeas to the flower beds of our Blue Cottage in the spring, when I found hydrangea plants 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.
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They dried up a bit when I was gone in Germany with Landon, 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.
This is definitely the more affordable route instead of buying dry or artificial hydrangeas.
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 can be 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.
The other method, to let them slowly dry in water, didn’t make much sense to me, plus it would take longer.
I was enjoying the bunches of drying hydrangeas in the kitchen and living room.
After only three days, my hydrangeas were dry!
I now use them for decoration on our fall mantel, and don’t they look pretty? I’m going to dry even more for the rest of the house.
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?