Make a DIY Peony Bouquet
The famous DIY peony bouquet is super easy to make! Whether your wedding theme is rustic, vintage, sophisticated, or modern this beautiful bouquet style will fit. It is versatile and can be made in a multitude of colors. Pink, white, hot pink, red, and burgundy are just some of your options.But here is the big problem, they are only available from April – July! Well don’t worry, you can replace the peonies with a garden rose for almost the exact same look.
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Use 8-10 peonies, 6 pruned down pieces of dusty miller, floratape stem wrap, floral scissors, and ribbon of your choice. You will use the ribbon to make a bouquet wrap. Make sure all the flowers have been properly hydrated and prepped to ensure long vase life. To learn about proper floral hydration and storage refer to our DIY Flowers 101 lesson Unpacking and Preparing Fresh Cut Flowers.
Gather flowers together that start the pattern for the rest of the bouquet. Then secure your first section with floratape stem wrap. Stem wrap is easy to use, just pull the tape tight and it will adhere to itself!
Continuously build on the pattern of peonies and dusty miller. Once you have a good rotation of peonies and dusty miller and you are satisfied with the size, use the stem wrap to secure the bouquet. Then, cut all the stems so that they are the same length.
Use floral adhesive or corsage pins to attach the bouquet wrap ribbon.
After you make your bouquet (usually the day before your wedding) make sure you can still keep the flowers hydrated. This means you may have to wait until the day of the wedding to add your bouquet wrap. This way you can put a couple inches of water in a vase and keep the flowers hydrated until you are ready to use the bouquet.
Most brides think they need a florist to make a peony bouquet like this. The truth is, if you keep it simple this bouquet can not only be easy to make but also affordable and within your budget. For more flower tips, design techniques, and tutorials visit our DIY Flowers 101 online lesson series.