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Monday, February 16, 2015

Gilded Hydrangeas

Decorating with flowers in the winter months can be a challenge. While some varieties bloom in colder months and flower shops will provide important selections, I tend to find them pricey and therefore not worth it. 

On the other hand, fake bouquets seem cheesy to me. Occasionally I'll find a silk arrangement that catches my eye, but again, the price is out of the question. 

Bring in dried hydrangeas (I'm sure you've got some in your own yard, if not look around and you can spot some. Ask a neighbor if you can cut a few). Spray paint those things and display them for a funky looking arrangement in your home. 

What you need: 

• Dried up hydrangea blossoms (sorry I didn't get a before picture)
• Gold spray paint (you could do any color, really)


• If the hydrangeas are wet from the rain dry them out. If you have time hang them to dry in a warm space. If not, use a blowdryer. That's what I did. 
• Get outside and spray paint the flowers. Do not do this inside, seriously.
• Make sure to get the stems too.

It's as easy as that. 


  1. wow this is stunning ! i love this diy, im for sure going to have to try this.

  2. Great idea - my mum used to do something like this when I was little :)

  3. Wow! Those are stunning. What a great idea for winter decor.

  4. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. That is so beautiful! I love hydrangeas, so I'll have to try this out!