Best Way to Dry Hydrangeas to Enjoy all Year Round

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For as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to hydrangeas! I think it has stemmed from my sweet Granny! She had the most amazing Hydrangea bushes. With every possible colour, you could imagine! The flower heads on them would be ginormous and it was always my job to water them when visiting. We have been so blessed with hydrangeas in our garden this year and the bush is getting so big that I decided to start drying some. So today I’m sharing the Best Way to Dry Hydrangeas to Enjoy all Year Round using the tips my Granny taught.

Best Way to Dry Hydrangeas to Enjoy all Year Round

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Supplies needed:

  • Hydrangeas from your garden work best but you can also use store bought ones as well
  • Lots of mason jars or vases. Glass is better so that way you can keep an eye on the water level

 

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 1 – Cut the hydrangeas from your bush always at an angle. Remove all the leaves.

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 2 – Fill up your mason jars/ vases with about 11cm of water. Cut the stems to various lengths so that when the flowers are placed in the water the heads of the hydrangeas have some space around them. Pending on the size you can usually get away with about 3 large stems per jar and 6 smaller ones.

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 3 – If your wanting smaller heads cut them down to size making sure that there is a long enough stem to reach water.

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 4 – Make sure that the hydrangeas are kept out of direct sunlight and leave them for a week. If the hydrangeas aren’t dry after that time and the water has evaporated add a little more water and leave them for another week.

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

The colours will dull quiet a bit and that’s to be expected. Try to keep the dried hydrangeas out of direct sunlight so that they last longer.

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

And there you have some beautiful dried hydrangeas to enjoy all year round. This year I am going to try and make a wreath from some of our dried hydrangeas!


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Sharing the best way to dry hydrangeas to enjoy all your round, using a little tip that my Granny shared with me | www.raggedy-bits.com

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21 comments

  1. I adore hydrangeas and have planted them once in my garden, but oh my was that a failure! Unfortunately they didn’t last long enough to get some to dry and keep… but I like the idea of store bought once and then enjoying them forever! Thanks for the tip Sam! Yours look absolutely lovely in your cabinet!!

    1. Thank you so much, Theresa! I bet you are! Your wreath turned out Amazing!!! Hope your New Year is off to a blast and the year ahead is amazing!! I will be sure to get on over to your party this week! Time just ain’t on my side at them moment! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Janine for your sweet and kind words! I’m pretty happy how it has all turned out! Still a lot of work to do but I will get there!

  2. Hi Sam: My grandmother had an absolutely massive hydrandgea in her front yard. I was stunning with all the blossoms. She would dry them and have them in the house for the winter, so pretty.

    I live too far north to get a hydrangea to grow here. Your post brought some lovely memories. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I am so glad my post brought back some lovely memories for you Leanna! Are they just the best? Thank you so much for your kind comment πŸ™‚

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