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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas

Y’all this year my hydrangeas showed up big time and I couldn’t resist drying several of the gorgeous blooms. As they were drying, I decided right then that I’d use them on my Christmas Tree this year.

I’m excited to share How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas.

This years tree is a combination of the rust and blue colors that are pulled from the dried hydrangeas.

Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas

It all began with all those beautiful hydrangea blooms this summer. I couldn’t resist drying as many as possible to have available after the season.

As I watched them dry, I began to imagine them on a Christmas tree.

I pulled as many colors from the dried hydrangeas as possible to decorate this years tree.

Ornaments and Dried Hydrangeas for Christmas Tree

I gathered all my vintage shiny brights, and separated all the shades of blue and green.

In addition, I found some rust colored stems with just the right amount of sparkle.

When I found this rag ball garland from Piper Classics, it was the icing on the cake or tree! LOL

How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Hydrangeas

I couldn’t resist placing the tree inside the Antique European Grape Gathering Hod, that I’ve used for a few years now.

I began with rag ball garland and draped it around the tree.

Next, I added the rust colored stems by tucking them into the branches of the tree.

To add the hydrangea stems, I left the long stems in place and used them to secure the dried stems to the tree branches.

Close up view of dried hydreangeas and vintage ornaments on Christmas Tree

Finally, I added the blue and green shiny brite ornaments to the tree and everything came together.

Rustic Christmas Tree

Instead of an actual tree topper, I used a combination of stems and hydrangeas gathered at the top of the tree.

The tree is topped with stems and dried hydrangeas.

Farmhouse Christmas Tree

The colors in the DIY Felt Trees work well with the tree ornaments and hydrangeas. You can see the tutorial on this post.

Dried Hydrangea Christmas tree in vintage grape gathering hod with Felt trees.

The colors in the ornaments and hydrangeas compliment the rusty, crusty finish on the container as well.

Because these hods are so difficult to find, my husband and I made a faux one from plywood. You can see the tutorial here.

Close up of mini Christmas tree located beside the larger tree.

In addition to the large tree, I added a small tree in a vintage sap bucket.

It sits inside a vintage green crate and is surrounded by old Christmas story books.

Both Christmas trees are in a vintage zinc container with a rusty crusty finish for a rustic farmhouse feel.

I have always used red at Christmas so the color combination is very different from previous Christmas themes. However, you will still see touches of red through out the farmhouse especially on the porches.

Vintage shiny brites and dried hydrangeas are the focal point of this years Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Adding to the Room theme

I was excited to add a new rug from Boutique Rugs that compliments the color theme for this year. The Bolivar rug is very neutral but there are touches of gold, rust, green and blue.

Then you add those colors within the rooms accessories, the rug really pops.

New Rug is a great color for this years Christmas Tree.  Rudy matches as well.

Night Time View

These warm colors really create a cozy feel in the farmhouse at night.

Night time view of Rustic Farmhouse Style Christmas Tree in Vintage European Grape Gathering Hod.

The rustic, farmhouse Christmas Tree has quickly become one of my favorites.

Night time view of dried hydrangeas and vintage ornaments Christmas Tree

I hope you like this little corner of the farmhouse.

Be sure to check back next week for a full Farmhouse Christmas Tour.

How to Decorate a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Tree with dried hydrangeaas

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Monday 29th of November 2021

You are so creative, Rachel! I love this gorgeous tree and your new rug and garland too. They're both the perfect complement to this space. I would have never thought to add hydrangeas to a tree like that and I love it. Loving and pinning, CoCo


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

CoCo, you are so sweet. I appreciate your comments.

Va in NC

Sunday 28th of November 2021

Love all that you me ideas to try (in all areas.) Thank you for your posts. I really enjoy them.



Monday 29th of November 2021

I'm so glad you like my shares. I really appreciate you for stopping by regularly.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 28th of November 2021

I love this Rachel. I am going to try to decorate a tree with my pink dried hydrangeas this year.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Oh that will be beautiful.


Saturday 27th of November 2021

I’ve thought of using my hydrangeas too. I love how it turned out!


Monday 29th of November 2021

Ann, Thanks so much.

Erin Cox

Friday 26th of November 2021

One word: Stunning. Okay, two words: Absolutely stunning.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Erin, I appreciate this so much.