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Make These Simple DIY Peony & Rose Flower Centerpieces

If you joined us for yesterday’s post on Annie’s barn dinner party, you probably noticed the casual-pretty floral centerpieces she put together for the event. In the spirit of easy-DIY sharing, we’re breaking down how to make these flower arrangements, featuring peonies, roses, a profusion of greenery, in just a few simple steps.

 

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What you’ll need—per centerpiece

1 clear glass vase or painted ceramic vase; we like both cylindrical and rectangular shapes

4–7 peonies or roses, or a combination of the two

7–10 stalks of your favorite greenery or leaves

Florist’s tape

Gardening shears

 

How to make peony and rose flower centerpieces

1. Start by using florist’s tape to create a grid over the top of the vase; make sure the edge of the tape overhangs the outside of the vase by about ¼ inch. If you haven’t worked with florist’s tape before, it’s incredibly easy. Check out our short-and-sweet video.

 

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2. Clip the stems of the roses and peonies so that when placed in the vase, the heads sit ½ to 1 inch above the top of the vase.

 

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3. To make a single-flower arrangement, place 4 to 5 roses or peonies into the grid, using any arrangement you find visually interesting. We like a fuller arrangement, so we pack them in pretty tightly. Alternate the greenery throughout the grid, making sure to weave the leaves around and under the flowers.

 

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4. To make a mixed flower arrangement, follow step 3, alternating the roses and peonies. For a mixed centerpiece in a larger vase, you can use up to 7 flowers total. Use the greenery under and between the flowers to vary the height of the arrangement.

 

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