Spray Painting Dried Hydrangeas

I was deadheading my hydrangeas today (I procrastinated – I should have done this in the Fall) and the dried flowers were so pretty I had to experiment and spray paint them.

I love indigo shades – so I bought a few cans of different blues and gave each stem a couple of coats.

They took the paint really well.

Using clothespins, I clipped the hydrangeas to the edge of a large box (so that they were stabilized and upright) and sprayed them from all angles.


  1. Susan L  June 6, 2011

    I love your vases as well.

    Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites.

  2. Nina  June 6, 2011

    Oh I just ADORE hydrangeas! Especially the blue ones though I live inland and find it hard with our soil to keep them blue. This seems like a really good alternative! They are beautiful! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Jessica  June 7, 2011

    Wow those make a great impact! Love the color!

  4. fee@chippernelly  June 8, 2011

    love this idea – and must add your blog has fast become one of my faves too!
    fee x

    • camilla  June 8, 2011

      Thanks Fee!! I am really happy with the way these turned out. I have them on my mantel and they look striking.
      Take Care, C

  5. Peaches  June 13, 2011

    Smarty pants! Dried flowers can get so granny lookin….but these are too cool! I want to dry this with neon pink and green. Ooooo fun!

  6. Merciful Blessings  September 2, 2011

    i love saving dried flowers!!!
    XoXo~Bless Up Always~XoXo
    Mercy of MB_WOO.MOM

  7. Tonia Powell Baird  July 14, 2012

    Do you have to wait until they are completely dried out to spray paint them? We are thinking using spray painted hydrangeas as decorations at my son’s wedding reception.

    • camilla  July 14, 2012

      Hi Tonia, I haven’t tried it any other way – but I would guess that dried hydrangeas would take the paint better than fresh ones. Best of luck and congratulations!! Camilla

  8. Alice  November 29, 2012

    Hi! I just found your site! YEA!!! Love this idea! You’re a cleaver woman! 🙂

    Austin, Texas

  9. Brenda  December 16, 2012

    I love this idea. We live on a wheat farm. I may have to try spray painting my wheat! Can you imagine cobalt blue wheat?! Great idea . . . thanks for sharing!