Chelsea Shows You How to Make a Peony Bouquet

What bride doesn’t love peonies? This version of a peony bouquet is modern, romantic, and best of all, easy to make! Total Cost: $35peony-bouquet-ribbons-white-pink
Supplies:
Flower Clippers
String
5 yards of ribbon
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Flower Recipe:
Peonies- 10 stems (5 in two colors)white-peony-stems-leaves

Steps:
1. Condition flowers: Re-cut stems, place in a bucket of cold water overnight. Keep away from food, fruit and drafts.
2. Remove most of the leaves. Keep the leaves that are towards the top of the stem, near the flower.peony-orange-stem-leaves-removed

3.Take a few peonies and place in your hand (ex. Left hand if you are Right-handed)arm-peony-white-coral-holding

4. As you add groups of flowers (about 3 stems each), turn the bouquet to the left.arm-striped-shirt-peony-white

5. You will start to see the stems spiral.white-blue-shirt-stems-peony-holding

6. When the bouquet looks good to you, tie secure with string.
7. Tie several of the ribbons over the string.peonies-tied-ribbon-white

8. Keep cool and away from bright sunlight until you are ready to carry it!

Tips/Mistakes:
Make sure to choose peonies that are open and just a few stems that have buds. If you have too many small flowers, it will take more stems.
Buy it:
If you don’t want to make your own bouquet any florists can make one in a similar style. Check out our local vendor guides for a member near you.

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chelsea Chelsea started Frolic! in 2006. Frolic! is devoted to effortless style and simple living. Featuring the latest finds in clothing, interiors, travel, food, art and design, as well as DIY ideas, flower projects and recipes, Frolic! is a go to resource for design enthusiasts and tastemakers around the globe.

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