How to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser!

 

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

How to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser!

This dried hydrangea stuffed dresser came about quite by accident today.

My friend Torrey had a bunch of stuff to give away on the curb and notified me to come on over and pick over it.

On my way out, I decided to get rid of this dresser that was in my way. So my friend and neighbour Corinne helped me carry it down the road towards Torrey’s place… when I stopped in my tracks!

My other friend and neighbour Janette had an amazing hydrangea bush that was bursting at the seams with  hydrangea blooms ready to be picked! Hmmm…

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

After asking what her plans were with her bush, turns out she didn’t want the blooms and had plans to prune them away anyway!

Say no more! They were mine! And that funky little dresser came right back home with me. Because I suddenly had big plans for it, thanks to all these hydrangea branches!

But this time, outside…

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

Ready to see the most quirky hydrangea filled dresser in the land? 

Here’s how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser to create fall front porch decorating no one will likely forget anytime soon!

Plus… it’s a great way to use all those hydrangea branches up!

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How to arrange and dry hydrangeas

inside a dresser!

 

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

Tadaaa! Hydrangea arranging at its best! 

Here’s how I did it!

How to dry hydrangeas inside a dresser:

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  1. Harvest hydrangea branches once the flowers start to turn slightly crispy. They dry best at this time.
  2. Place some containers of water inside the dresser drawers where you can.
  3. Cut the hydrangea branches as long as possible.
  4. Stick fresher stems in the water, then fill in with the crispier stems that can’t reach water.

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

Aren’t those fall hydrangeas spectacular? I adore how fall hydrangeas turn different tones during the fall!

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

Using buckets for added height

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Some galvanized buckets were stacked on top of the dresser, then filled with hydrangea stems too to give the hydrangea display more height. 


Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

It’s a little crazy in a good way, isn’t it?

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

It’s as if the hydrangea blooms are their very own waterfall of petals.

rusty vintage license plates in pastel blue Funky Junk Interiors

rusty vintage license plates in pastel pink Funky Junk Interiors

If you were watching my Instagram updates over the weekend on FJI Facebook, you would have already sighted two cool license plates. And they were perfect for this vignette.

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Spool side table

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They’re dressing up a little wooden vintage spool I landed a few days ago, which can easily be moved aside when it’s coffee time.

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Good idea! Later!

I have a coffee date with a couple of girly license plates…

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

This dresser filled with hydrangeas is quite the visual, is it not?! Think you’ll give one a go?

Learn how to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser... without wilting! Perfect for fall front porch decorating!

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37 thoughts on “How to arrange and dry hydrangeas inside a dresser!

  1. Very pretty!

    For a cool effect, you can give the flowers a light coat of gold spray paint (doesn’t have to cover – but you can if you want) and then a coat of matching glitter paint – Beautiful for the holiday season ;o)

    The ones without water should dry well too. I’ve only had a couple shrivel on me – most likely picked too soon…

  2. OMG! I would love to have one of these photos to put in my bedroom. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous…breathtaking! Girl, you have MAD photo skills! And the things you think of to put together…stunning!

  3. A ridiculously HUGE pile of hydrangeas is a great problem to have 😉 Love the effect of them spilling out. So utterly charming. That pink hued license plate is to die for!! Enjoy your girly coffee spot.

  4. Those are beautiful. You have taken some really good pics of them also.
    Here in Oklahoma, all of mine burned up!!! Too hot…that is 2 yrs now that
    I haven’t had any blooms. 🙁

  5. That’s so beautiful – I wish I had some hydrangeas, I ordered baby bare root ones last fall and they are starting to get a few leaves, but it will be years before I get even 1/4 of those blooms I’m sure (it’s not easy to get a species to grow in the high desert where I live I guess). Everyone should count your hydrangea blessings! I’m just hoping mine will live.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I can’t believe the range of colours in those hydrangeas. I wonder if your neighbour is now wishing she had kept her hydrangeas? Sharon B.

  7. Wow, Donna, that is one fabulous-looking hydrangea-filled dresser!! I love how the broken mirror arm with the pots & pails filled with blooms draws the eye…what a beautiful, flowing (almost) ‘5’ or ‘S’. Gorgeous! Love all the details.
    Debbie 🙂

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