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Winter Arrangement with Peonies and Hydrangeas 

Winter Arrangement with Peonies and Hydrangeas 

What you need:

  • 5 large fuchsia Peony stems cut 10.5 inches
  • 3 white Hydrangea blooms cut 10.5 inches
  • Cedar sprigs measure to drape down sides  
  • a Scotch Pine sprig cut abt. 10.5 inches
  • a Douglas Fir sprig cut abt. 10.5 inches 
  • 1 stem Lemon Leaf cut about 10.5 inches
  • a grocery store bouquet (this one had Lemon Leaf, fuchsia Asters, mums, 2 white roses, and a Douglas Fir sprig) cut rose 11.5 inches, Asters and mums 8.5 -12 inches.
  • 5 natural pods
  • a cylindrical vase wider in the middle (7 inches H x 5.75 inches Diam. in middle, 5 Diam. top and bottom)
  • 2 blocks wet pack floral foam
  • Design Master Brilliant Gold Metallic spray paint
  • Design Master Gold Glitter spray (for some of the pods)
  • garbage bag or newspaper for over spray
  • 8 x 10 paper to cover bottom of vase
  • a pine cone
  • 18 gauge floral wire (to attach pine cone and wire roses)

Accessories:

  • Gold patterned votives (Family Dollar Tree)
  • Gold charger (Family Dollar Tree)
  • Floating votives (IKEA)

Steps: 6

 

Rated: Intermediate Arrangement

Peonies in Metallic gold give warmth and brilliance to this arrangement.  I've been looking for Peonies and Whole Foods had them, 5 stems for $12.  Sold.  The peonies are paired with white Hydrangeas and white roses, showcased in a gold container.  To wire the roses see:  http://www.floristinyou.com/prep

 If you can't find the perfect metallic gold container, paint one.  This container is a glass vase sprayed with metallic gold, and the natural pods are sprayed as well, some with metallic gold and some with gold glitter spray.

Another natural element has been brought into the arrangement, a pine cone.  You will need to weave floral wire around its base and then cut it long enough to insert into the foam. The woody brown texture of the pine cone goes with the natural pods.  If you would like to add some flickering light to your tabletop, these gold patterned votives with floating candles will do the trick.

If you've gathered all of your supplies, let's go to work.

Use garbage bag to protect from over spray.  Spray the vase and some pods metallic gold.

Use garbage bag to protect from over spray.  Spray the vase and some pods metallic gold.

Use this gold glitter spray for those pods where you want the natural color to show through.

Use this gold glitter spray for those pods where you want the natural color to show through.

Turn vase with top down.  Tape paper on bottom of vase and spray vase gold.

Turn vase with top down.  Tape paper on bottom of vase and spray vase gold.

Let it dry a few minutes before picking it up.

Let it dry a few minutes before picking it up.

Spray outside of pod with metallic gold spray.

Spray outside of pod with metallic gold spray.

Spray inside of pod with gold glitter spray.

Spray inside of pod with gold glitter spray.

Spray those pods with color or designs with gold glitter spray.  Spray the rest metallic gold.

Spray those pods with color or designs with gold glitter spray.  Spray the rest metallic gold.

Use produce knife to cut  two wet pack floral foam blocks to fit into vase.

Use produce knife to cut  two wet pack floral foam blocks to fit into vase.

Fill to 1/2 inch below top with water.  It will hold a lot.

Fill to 1/2 inch below top with water.  It will hold a lot.

Like so.

Like so.

Cut some lengths of Cedar, bend them and insert on one side, falling over the other. 

Cut some lengths of Cedar, bend them and insert on one side, falling over the other. 

Repeat on other side.

Repeat on other side.

Insert Scotch pine left.  Place hydrangeas one left front, one right front, one center back.

Insert Scotch pine left.  Place hydrangeas one left front, one right front, one center back.

Place 3  peonies center top, and 2 center back.

Place 3  peonies center top, and 2 center back.

wire roses.  Insert across each side at 15 degree angle from top of vase.  

wire roses.  Insert across each side at 15 degree angle from top of vase.  

Insert Lemon Leaf front, asters and mums on sides just past of ends of roses, Douglas Fir right.

Insert Lemon Leaf front, asters and mums on sides just past of ends of roses, Douglas Fir right.

Insert some asters front left and right and insert lily top right.  Weave floral wire around bottom pine cone and insert wire into foam.  Insert pods center left and right.

Insert some asters front left and right and insert lily top right.  Weave floral wire around bottom pine cone and insert wire into foam.  Insert pods center left and right.

Here's a close up of the pods, peonies, and hydrangeas.

Here's a close up of the pods, peonies, and hydrangeas.

Close up of sphere.

Close up of sphere.

Close up of wrapped sphere and unbelievable peonies.

Close up of wrapped sphere and unbelievable peonies.

Add a velvet runner, the gold charger and votives with gold designs and you are finished.  Enjoy!

Add a velvet runner, the gold charger and votives with gold designs and you are finished.  Enjoy!