Hydrangea are versatile and magnificent flowers that can be easily used to create stunning floral arrangements. In fact, hydrangea arrangements are sought after for weddings, as gifts, and in decorating. The vibrant hues and the large flower heads make them ideal for both contemporary and traditional flower arrangements.
It is not only the fresh hydrangeas that are useful in flower arrangements. Preserved and dried hydrangea arrangements can also serve as wonderful ornaments or decoration for your home. The great thing about using dried hydrangeas is that you can expect the flowers to keep their vibrant colors for a long time.
Dried Hydrangea arrangements will need very little in the way of care and maintenance. They don't need to be watered like fresh hydrangeas. To help keep their color and form, it helps to keep humidity in check, and to place them away from direct heat or sunlight. When they get dusty, all you have to do is spray them with a bit of water or compressed air, like the one used to clean keyboards.
There are many types of flower arrangements that one can create with dried hydrangeas. Here are just a few of them:
1. Dried Hydrangea Bouquets - Drying bouquets is a great way to preserve your wedding bouquet. Some brides, on the other hand, use dried hydrangeas in their bouquets. To create dried hydrangea bouquets, all you have to do is assemble the dried flowers and fillers the same way you would arrange fresh flowers. You can use a solitary head for a small bouquet, or put together a bunch of hydrangeas for a more magnificent bouquet. Add embellishments like satin bows, twigs, berries and greens if you like.
2. Dried Hydrangea Wreaths - Dried hydrangeas make fantastic wreaths. To create this type of dried hydrangea arrangements, simply have your foam wreath form ready and attach your greens, dried flowers and other embellishments to it using wire pins.
3. Dried Hydrangeas as Christmas Tree Ornamets - smaller hydrangea flower heads can be used as Christmas tree ornaments. Attach satin bows, silver bells and other Christmas embellishments for a more festive feel. You can also apply gold or silver glitter all over the dried hydrangea or on the edges of the petals if you wish to make it even more fabulous.
4. Dried Hydrangea Centerpieces - These centerpieces are great not just on the dinner table, but will also make a lovely decoration or accent in any room of your house or in your office. When it comes to dried hydrangeas, low arrangements are more common. Arrange them as you would fresh flowers, using flower foam to hold the design in place.