My neighbor gifted me with a bag of beautiful dried hydrangeas the other week. I was so excited, but I had no idea how I wanted to use them! After letting them sit for a few weeks, I decided to try a little experiment, and see how they would look as a frame:
This was a super easy project, and I just love how it turned out! The best part: it was *free*! I also don’t think I’ve ever seen a dried hydrangea frame before, so that’s always exciting 🙂
All you need is an old frame, hot glue, and dried hydrangeas.
I simply cut down bigger blooms, and hot-glued them piece by piece onto the frame:
By the end, it gets to be a little like a puzzle. There were a few spots that were fuller or more sparse, so I filled in where I needed. The charm of this frame is that it’s organic, and not perfect.
I think it looks awesome with the frame I got for 99 cents last year:
Sandy wasn’t too impressed by the frame, but she looked too cute – I had to take a picture:
Do you have dried hydrangeas around your house? How do YOU like to decorate with them?
Steph @ The Silly Pearl says
So pretty, Christina! I love the color!
My hydrangea plants went wop wop in the summer heat, and are rehabilitating now after I trimmed them. I hope they start producing flowers now that it’s cooler.
Leslie Stewart says
Great idea and beautiful too!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says
This looks great! now i just need a neighbor to give me some free flowers too 🙂
When I owned a flower shop, customers paid big bucks for dried hydrangea arrangements. Your frame is gorgeous. Dollar well spent!
Heather @French Press says
what a gorgeous project – and free – WOW
Beautiful dried hydrangea frame, I’d love to make one for myself! Really, the cutest is Sandy, your little pug, who could care less, lol..We had a 13 year old pug Ben who died 2 years ago and we miss him so much still. Big hugs,
Debi @ Adorned From Above says
This is so pretty. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Adorned From Above
WELL, the frame certainly is beautiful but being the total dog nut that I am, I have to say that Sandy stole the post 🙂
Unique, gorgeous and free? My favorite things! Your frame is stunning, and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen one before either. Love it! Visiting from DIY Project Parade.
ahhh, I love that frames and it is too late, all my hydrangeas are gone for the season! Great job.
The Style Sisters says
I love the idea! I loooove hydrangeas too! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea. Karin
I absolutely love this, and hydrangeas are my favorite flowers! Do you know how this would travel? I am thinking about giving it for Christmas presents, but it would have to survive a trip in a suitcase! Any advice??
Deb Hen says
Love your blog…hope you will stop by my blog and join my Welcome Home Wednesday linky party….thanks Debbie
Sarah Hulbert Style says
Popping over from Girlish Whims to say how lovely this frame is! Don’t you just love how well hydrangea hold their shape and color? The picture of your pup is just priceless!!! ~Sarah
The Shoestring Contessa says
Found you on Not Just a Houswife. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!
This is so beautiful! I love hydrangeas. Did you dry them yourself? I don’t have hydrangea bushes (don’t see many of them here in Florida) but the blossoms I have tried to dry didn’t look very good.