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How to dry hydrangeas

How to dry your hydrangeas

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!

How to dry your hydrangeasHow to dry your hydrangeas

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.

How to dry your hydrangeas

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.

How to dry 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!

How to dry your hydrangeas

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Best of fall recipes, DIYs and decor

Best of fall DIYs, decor and recipes

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

DIY hot glue painted pumpkin

An easy way to give those Dollar Store pumpkins a glow up and showing you how to make a fall tablescape

DIY hot glue painted pumpkins

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

I made this simple garland with things that I found at the Dollar Store!

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

DIY sweater pumpkin

Get the look of cozy cableknit pumpkins using an old sweater

DIY sweater pumpkin

DIY Halloween Boo Buckets

A fun way to leave a surprise for your friends and neighbors.

Fall front porch decor

Last year’s porch was filled with muted pumpkins, cornstalks and my favorite faux mums! I’ve linked them all in the post so you can re-create the look.

fall front porch decor

 

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

This is the perfect sweet and salty snack with hints of pumpkin spice flavors!

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Crockpot butternut squash soup

My favorite fall soup and crockpot recipe. This is a great recipe too if you’re vegan, plant based, or trying to eat healthy.

Crockpot butternut squash soup

Healthy pumpkin spice latte

Now you can make your own pumpkin spice latte at home! This recipe is also great if you’re keto.

Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

Apple cinnamon french toast casserole

This is my favorite fall breakfast and it’s great for the holidays too!

apple cinnamon french toast casserole

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Favorite Holiday Decor 2020

holiday decor finds 2020

More and more people are decking their halls earlier this year. And whether you’ve started decorating for the holidays yet or not, I’m sharing my favorite holiday decor of 2020.

As always, click the links or thumbnail photos below to shop

Here are my favorite holiday decor finds for 2020

Wreaths and Greenery

 

I’m in love with this simple wreath adorned with gold bells

cedar and eucalyptus wreath with gold bells

 

This one is adorable for the backs of chairs

mini wreath

 

This 4 piece set is perfect for front entrance

4 piece greenery set

 

A classic centerpiece

centerpiece

Faux cedar and berry arrangement

faux greenery from Hearth and Hand

Tree Collars

 

Silver and Gold

my favorite holiday decor 2020

 

Metal one from Hearth & Hand

Metal tree collar

 

Wooden/coastal vibe

willow tree collar

 

Ornaments

 

Set of 2 snowflakes $5.99

snowflake ornaments

Set of 2 Trees $6.99

christmas tree ornaments

 

Set of 4 Bells $3.00

jingle bell ornaments

 

Custom family ornaments start at $18.40

custom family christmas ornaments

 

Birch slices $40 f0r set of 5

birch slice ornaments

 

Stockings/mantle decor

 

Star stocking holder

star stocking holder

 

House stocking holder

 

house stocking holder

 

Black and white plaid stockings

black and white plaid stocking

 

Red Stitched Stockings

red and white stitched stockings

 

A cute way to display all those photo cards

photo chain garland

 

This faux mantle garland looks so real!

afloral faux garland

Doormats

 

Lets get lit

Lets get lit welcome mat

 

Here comes Amazon

her comes amazon welcome mat

 

Merry Everything for $10!

merry everything welcome mat

 

Other cute holiday stuff

 

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

 

Holiday gnome

holiday gnome

 

Lantern

lanterns

 

Wooden beaded garland

wooden garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY fall garland and mantle decor

DIY fall garland and mantle 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

DIY fall garland

You will need:

  • Twine
  • a needle
  • faux leaves (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
  • Foam pumpkins
  • Foam acorns
  • Whatever else you want. Wooden beads would be cute too!

Directions:

  1. Thread the twine through the eye of your needle and tie a knot at the end.
  2. 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.
  3. Continue with whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Once finished, cut the needle off the twine and tie each end.
  5. Hang on your mantle, windows, doorways, or wherever you’d like.

 

Mantle decor

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!

Click the links or thumbnail photos below to shop!

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.

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

I got the glass vases and faux flowers from the Dollar Store.

I love these black tapered candlesticks which you can leave up throughout

most of fall and winter.

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

 

 

DIY fall garland and mantle decor

Shop my decor

Faux boxwood wreath

Farmhouse window panes

Muted faux pumpkins

Candlesticks

Fall book stack

 

For more fall inspiration check out

My Best of Fall DIYs, Decor and Recipes

best of fall diys, decor and recipes

 

Amazon fall haul

Amazon fall haul

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