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…
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…
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!
Tadaaa! Hydrangea arranging at its best!
Here’s how I did it!
How to dry hydrangeas inside a dresser:
- Harvest hydrangea branches once the flowers start to turn slightly crispy. They dry best at this time.
- Place some containers of water inside the dresser drawers where you can.
- Cut the hydrangea branches as long as possible.
- Stick fresher stems in the water, then fill in with the crispier stems that can’t reach water.
Aren’t those fall hydrangeas spectacular? I adore how fall hydrangeas turn different tones during the fall!
Using buckets for added height
Some galvanized buckets were stacked on top of the dresser, then filled with hydrangea stems too to give the hydrangea display more height.
It’s a little crazy in a good way, isn’t it?
It’s as if the hydrangea blooms are their very own waterfall of petals.
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.
Spool side table
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.
Good idea! Later!
I have a coffee date with a couple of girly license plates…
This dresser filled with hydrangeas is quite the visual, is it not?! Think you’ll give one a go?
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