Lime green dried hydrangea wreath of gigantic proportions

Warning, viewing this post could cause an elevated heart rate and a serious case of being green with envy. My lime green dried hydrangea wreath of gigantic proportions comes to us by way one hydrangea paniculata cultivar and one grapevine wreath.

Cut the blooms approximately 2 weeks before you want to use them. Let them sit in a vase of water for the two weeks. Remove them from the vase and stick in the wreath. It will look like this indefinitely. I’ve even spray painted them blue, pink, gold. I got the wreath at a second hand store and it was covered in gosh awful flowers. I just pulled off the old flowers and repurposed the wreath. The whole project may have taken 30 minutes.

The colors in my home are always warm and monochromatic. The dog is always sleeping.

Thanks for visiting my home in North Carolina today—the temps are getting cooler and the sun is slanted different in the sky. I think it’s time to get out the decorated pumpkins and make it all autumn-esque.

View from my front porch last autumn

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Bren says:

    Very pretty hydrangeas Anna! I used mine on my Christmas tree this year.
    Merry Christmas to you!


  2. I had no idea you could do that with hydrangea! The lime and the lace are my favorite types and I have never been able to get the lime to grown in my soil. Everything turns blue or purple.

    I just recently found your blog and I love it. I have a gardening site: You have inspired me to reach out a bit! Love to have your opinion! Thanks, Teri


  3. ginny says:

    You’re right! I am green with envy. Your wreath and home (and sleeping pooch) are lovely.


  4. Love Love Love the wreath!! Your home is so comfortable and inviting. I oughtta know… I’ve been there! 🙂 {{Hugs}}, Melissa


  5. Daricia says:

    i love your wreath, anna. hydrangeas dry so satisfactorily, dont they.


  6. Yael says:


    Your hydrangea wreath is beautiful. I have one that is pale blue that I have considered drying some of the flowers. Love your dog. So relaxed.

    The autumn colors on the trees gave me a start until I read that this was from last autumn. Around here I have seen that my burning bush has a hint of red and when I went to Lowes today some of their trees had leaves that had turned red. Still warm, but autumn will be on it’s way soon.


    PS I wanted you to know that I have been enjoying your blog and the many facets of home and gardening that you are involved in. I have been linking to you and following you for some time. You and others have even gotten me to use my SLR a little more for photography rather than my pocket camera. I was wondering if you would consider linking back to my blog. I would consider it a privilege.

    You can find me at

    Thanks, Yael


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