How to Dry Hydrangeas for Beginners 

Cottage in the Mitten

If you’re new to the art of drying flowers and want to learn how to dry hydrangeas successfully, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you how to dry hydrangeas for beginners in my easy step-by-step guide.

When to Cut

There are only a few tips to remember when cutting hydrangeas. – Do not cut after a fresh rain – Do not cut when freshly bloomed

August thru October is typically the best time to start the process. You should cut your flowers when their color begins to shift and they begin to have a papery texture.

How to Cut

Cut the flower on a 45-degree angle just above a set of leaves or a node. Ensure that each stem you cut has at least one or two pairs of leaves.

Drying Process

Place the trimmed hydrangea stems in a vase filled with about two inches of water. Keep the vase away from any direct sunlight and in a well-ventaliated place.

The drying process takes 2-3 weeks, so be patient. In just a few weeks, you’ll have elegant dried hydrangeas that can be enjoyed for months to come.

Dried hydrangeas can be used in various crafts and arrangements, from wreaths and bouquets to decorative centerpieces.

With a little patience and care, even beginners can successfully dry hydrangeas to enjoy their beauty year-round. Happy drying!

Visit Cottage in the Mitten blog for more information on gardening, DIY and more.