Sunday, September 6, 2015

Farmhouse Flower Arrangements (Both Inside and Outside of the Box!)

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...

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I had dried hydrangeas once and then tried again but I put them in water and they wilted. Your post gave me an Ah-Ha moment! I love the color on your table. I think your galvanized bowls are oil pans. Who cares! They look fabulous!

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    1. Yes, that's what I used to always do to! So just stick them in a vase or jar - without water - after you cut them and they should dry well. The only other thing to consider is when you cut them... you want to cut them late in the season when they have just started to get a little "crispy" on the bush. :)

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  2. Stunning ! You have such talent. Make it a wonderful day.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  3. Wowza you have the Hydrangeas Jackpot in your beautiful home!

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  4. GORGEOUS!!!!! I love hydrangeas and always dry some from our bushes. You did a great job and you are right-they will steal the show- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy drying your hydrangeas too. It's especially nice to have them saved when we're craving nature in the winter!

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  5. Those are all so pretty! I can't believe how full and lush they look. I like the containers you used for them too.

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  6. To revive wilting flowers, snip off half an inch of the stem underwater and plunge in a deep container of water. puppy bouquet

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