Bigger is Better With This Waterfall of Hydrangeas for a Fall Mantel


One of my most favourite things about fall is harvesting hydrangeas to dry! I just adore how abundant they are and the statement they make, no matter what you do with them. Not to mention that they'll last all year long.
So... my mantel got hit. HARD. Bigger was indeed better this round.
The fireplace mantel is wearing a new fall ou
The fireplace mantel is wearing a new fall ou
The fireplace mantel is wearing a new fall outfit!
This group of collected baskets from my broth
This group of collected baskets from my broth
This group of collected baskets from my brother's garage sale got put to work right from the truck! New junk always motivates me.
I like to harvest hydrangeas in the fall, jus
I like to harvest hydrangeas in the fall, jus
I like to harvest hydrangeas in the fall, just when their petals turn a little crispy. Aren't the colours fabulous? This bush was blue in the summer.
The baskets were just stacked, and hydrangeas
The baskets were just stacked, and hydrangeas
The baskets were just stacked, and hydrangeas set in place. In this case, the flowers were not set in water. They were crispy enough to dry as is.
Aren't the subtle tones gorgeous with the bas
Aren't the subtle tones gorgeous with the bas
Aren't the subtle tones gorgeous with the baskets? You can read all the steps of drying hydrangeas in the blog link provided.

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1 question
  • Cindy
    on Sep 14, 2016

    Hello, how do you harvest the blooms ?

    • Ter7510003
      on Sep 14, 2016

      cut them with a stem attached...you can tie string around the stems and hang upside down...or just put them in a large vase..with NO WATER...they will dry naturally..you can spray paint them when they are dry...helps keep the petals intact. It takes a few weeks for them to totally dry...don't dry to big of a bunch..they will push on each other and leave your rounded blooms out of shape...

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