We’re having a little birthday party for Dude Man this weekend so we’ve been working out in the yard and garden beds to spruce things up. Now is the perfect time to dry your hydrangeas if you haven’t already! It’s super easy to do and gives you beautiful free decor! I’m sharing my tips on how to dry your hydrangeas below!
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!
It’s September 1st so poof overnight – magically pumpkins everywhere! It’s no secret that fall is my favorite time of year. Over the years, I’ve shared some of my favorite fall recipes and decor. There’s more to come this season, but I thought I would do a little roundup. Follow me over on my instagram for more fall inspo
Below check out my Best of Fall Recipes, DIYs and Decor
Fall is by far my favorite time of year! This past week I started adding some fall decor throughout our home. One of my favorite places to switch out the seasonal decor is our fireplace and mantle as it is the focal point of our family room. (You can see my post on how we whitewashed our fireplace here). I am in love with the way my mantle decor came out featuring this easy DIY fall garland. It was super inexpensive to make too as most of the things can be found at the Dollar Store.
Below I’m sharing my DIY fall garland and mantle decor so that you can
recreate the look too!
DIY Fall Garland
You will need:
faux leaves (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
Whatever else you want. Wooden beads would be cute too!
Thread the twine through the eye of your needle and tie a knot at the end.
Using your needle, puncture a hole through the leaf and thread the twine through. Next do the same with your foam pumpkins and acorns. You will need to exert a decent amount of pressure to thread the needle completely though the foam pumpkins and acorns.
Continue with whatever pattern you choose.
Once finished, cut the needle off the twine and tie each end.
Hang on your mantle, windows, doorways, or wherever you’d like.
I chose to go with more of a fall/harvest theme with pumpkins, leaves and flowers vs Halloween since I can keep it up throughout Thanksgiving but you can do whatever you like. And most of my mantle decor was $30 or less!
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The farmhouse window panes and boxwood wreath stay up all year long and then I usually just switch out the other pieces as the seasons change.
I got the glass vases and faux flowers from the Dollar Store.
I love these black tapered candlesticks which you can leave up throughout