Make a Peonies Arrangement for $4.99

Make a Peonies Arrangement for $4.99

What you need:

  • 5 large Peony blooms
  • 1/3 bag of marbles
  • a ceramic cylinder vase 4" Diam. x 7.5" H
  • an old silver tray 
  • a long and wide scarf
  • a candle and candle stick holder

Steps: 2

 

Rated: Super Easy Arrangement

You honestly can't miss with this arrangement.  The Peonies were on special, 5 large stems for $4.99. But they would even be a steal at Trader Joe's price of $6.99.   

After purchasing the flowers, you need to use one of your treasure hunt finds.  You do go treasure hunting at antique stores don't you?  This beautiful blue and white vase came from a such an adventure.  When you turn it over and look at the bottom, it says Schulz Porcelain US.  I checked out the manufacturer and found a great story about a family owned porcelain manufacturing company in Portland Oregon, that took its designs from the Pacific Northwest. The vase has a beautiful glaze and texture, and blue and white porcelain is classic.  If you're interested, here's the website:   http://home.earthlink.net/~schulzporcelain/wholesale/id87.html      

Next, pull out a silver try.  Someone gave this tray to my daughter.  You can give your arrangement a backdrop with a long scarf in a color that compliments the vase or the flowers.  A candle is the finishing touch.  In this case, the candle stick holder is cut crystal, that was a gift from a neighbor.  So, if you collect these finds as you go, when someone brings you a bouquet of flowers, you can put together an arrangement using what you already have.

NIFTY TRICK:  The 1/3 bag of marbles will help to hold your stems in place.  If you didn't use them you would need twice as many blooms to get the same effect.  Keep some marbles on hand.  Keep an eye out for them at dollar store.

Are you ready to put together this super easy arrangement?  Here we go.

 

Get your flowers, find a vase, and something to dress them up with.

Get your flowers, find a vase, and something to dress them up with.

Add about 1/3 bag of marbles.

Add about 1/3 bag of marbles.

They hold your stems in place.  

They hold your stems in place.  

Fill your vase to 2 inches below the top.

Fill your vase to 2 inches below the top.

Cut flower stems at a 45 degree angle, and about 13" long.

Cut flower stems at a 45 degree angle, and about 13" long.

Put them in the vase and put the vase on a silver tray.

Put them in the vase and put the vase on a silver tray.

Add a beautiful scarf that compliments the arrangement and a candle and candle stick holder.

Add a beautiful scarf that compliments the arrangement and a candle and candle stick holder.

Now you have created a mood...

Now you have created a mood...

And magic...

And magic...

With the elegance of the flowers...

With the elegance of the flowers...

The color of the vase...the silver of the tray...

The color of the vase...the silver of the tray...

The hues of the scarf, and the sparkle of the crystal in the candle stick holder.

The hues of the scarf, and the sparkle of the crystal in the candle stick holder.

Even Buddy agrees.

Even Buddy agrees.

"Who me?"  he says. 

"Who me?"  he says. 

"Aw, shucks.  I love these flower arranging days, 'cus I love being in the middle of the action, and I always get my treats!"

"Aw, shucks.  I love these flower arranging days, 'cus I love being in the middle of the action, and I always get my treats!"