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How to Dry Hydrangeas The Easy Way

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowers that can be enjoyed for many months after they are cut. By drying hydrangeas, you can preserve their beauty and use them in floral arrangements, wreaths, and other decorative projects.

   When To Cut Hydrangeas

As Summer winds down you will notice hydrangea blooms begin to change colors and the petals turn papery.

01. Cutting Stems

Try to cut the stems as long as possible so they will be more versatile once dried.

 There are a few different ways to dry hydrangeas, but the easiest method is to air dry them. To do this, simply cut the hydrangeas from the bush and remove any leaves that will be below the waterline. Then, place the hydrangeas in a vase or container filled with about 2 inches of water

04. What Happens

As the water starts the evaporate the hydrangeas will start to naturally dry out.


Using Dried Hydrangeas

Once the hydrangeas are completely dry, you can remove them from the vase and use them in your favorite projects.


Hydrangea & Pumpkin Wreath

Easy wreath using dried hydrangeas & mini pumpkins.


Perfect Fall Accent

Hydrangeas look pretty mixed in your Fall decor. Fill a bowl and tuck it on a shelf. Just keep them out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Dried hydrangeas are a beautiful and versatile way to add a touch of nature to your home decor. With a little time and effort, you can easily dry hydrangeas and enjoy their beauty for months to come.