Drying the Perfect Hydrangea....
I'm including this as a project because I have had so many questions about how I accomplish this......and it's really quite simple.
The most important factor in getting the best dried bloom is picking it at the perfect time.
Make sure the bloom is what I called "aged".
It cannot be new and beautiful, which how most think it should be.
Wait until at least a week into the bloom when the majority of the moisture has left the flower.
If it feels just a little stiff to the touch, but is still full and colorful....it's ready.
Cut the flowers with enough stem to place into a vase so you can finish the drying process.
Fill your vase with enough water to cover approximately 1" of all stems.
Not only can you enjoy a beautiful vase of fresh flowers while they are drying, but you will also end up with perfect dried hydrangeas.
There is no need to turn these upside down as you do roses.....
they will dry perfectly upright in the vase.
When all of the water is gone in about 5-7 days....your flowers are done.
You can leave them in the vase for a beautiful dried flower arrangements
or in wreaths and other projects.
I hope this helps all those accomplish the perfect dried hydrangea.
Spring is almost here and there will be beautiful flowers soon!
And they look beautiful attached to wreaths.....If you would ever like to join the fun and share a quick project, just grab my sidebar button and let me know......we would love to have you. Barbara Jean always plays along and has wonderful ideas, so check her out at Treasures from the Heart
As always....thank you for stopping by today.
This is such a busy time of the year and I appreciate your visits!