I hope your weekend is going well!
I had offered to bring some centerpieces to an event we're attending this weekend. I really didn't have anything specific in mind. Thankfully, my parents have bushes and bushes of the most beautiful hydrangeas and were willing to share!
I used two extra large white wood flower boxes we had on-hand (one of them is shown below). I lined the bottom with foam and began sticking stems into the foam until it was nice and full... and until I liked the shape.
I did not put the hydrangeas in water after they were cut. They will appear fresh for days and then they should dry beautifully. If I had put them in water, they would have also stayed fresh for days, but instead of drying nicely, they would have wilted.
For tips on drying hydrangeas, click here.
We also needed two smaller arrangements for the drink tables. Here's where I thought outside of the "box" (or flower box). I purchased two tin round shallow bowls at a feed store awhile back. I wasn't quite sure what I would do with them, but knew I could use them somehow. (They were on sale for less than $4!) Now seemed like a good time...
I believe they are some sort of feed bowl... so you'd be accurate to call this "farmhouse" style! ;)
I was tempted to add twigs or some white pumpkins, but decided to not complicate things - - and to let the hydrangeas steal the show! :)
Have a blessed Sunday...