If there was a flower that exuded summer and coastal aesthetic its hydrangeas. I picture beautiful coastal homes with lush hydrangeas in vibrant blues and pinks and purples. Did you know that you can dry out your hydrangeas to use them in your decor all year long? Scroll down to see how to dry hydrangeas.
And if you’re loving the coastal vibe, click here to check out the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic that’s trending.
How to dry hydrangeas
Our hydrangeas exploded this year! I have strawberry vanilla hydrangeas and limelight and the colors were just gorgeous!
Late August-October is the perfect time to harvest them to dry out so you can enjoy them all year long. You’ll notice that the hydrangeas start to dry out a little on their own and become almost papery and a little crunchy in texture. You’ll also notice the color beginning to deepen and they start to look a little vintage. This is the best time to cut them.
Now you absolutely can just cut them and bring them in and allow to dry on their own or hand them upside down. But this is my favorite method below. I find that it yields a nicer color.
How to dry your hydrangreas
1.) Cut your stems so they are about 12 inches long.
2.) Remove all of the leaves from the stems.
3.) Place them in a vase of about 1-2 inches of water.
4.) Place the vase out of direct sunlight and allow the water to evaporate (about 1-2 weeks). This will naturally dry out your hydrangeas.
You can arrange your dried hydrangeas in vases, baskets or even make a dried hydrangea wreath. The muted tones are beautiful all year long!
My door basket below is sold out but here is a similar one I’ve linked below.
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If you like decorating with door baskets, click here to see this one I made for spring/Easter.
Dried hydrangeas also look gorgeous in a wreath. I like to use this wire wreath frame, click here.
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Robyn HOctober 11, 2021 at 8:59 am
talk about perfect timing! I was just looking into a DIY that needs dry hydrangeas and I had no idea how to go about doing this. Now I can attempt this DIY! Thank you!
OliviaOctober 11, 2021 at 10:24 am
I love hydrangeas and now I can find ways to preserve them! Thanks for sharing!
Richella J ParhamJuly 21, 2022 at 9:22 am
I love hydrangeas–they’re my favorite! I’ve never tried this method of drying; thanks for sharing.
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JulieAugust 7, 2022 at 1:29 pm
Thanks for sharing at Handmade Monday last week, your tips are featured this week 🙂