Ready for a wee bit of summer? For this peony rose arrangement, I paired lush white and pink peonies mixed beautiful roses. The floral arrangement isn’t only wonderful to look at, it also smells heavenly. Seriously, close your eyes and breathe in a whiff of cottage garden! The peony rose arrangement looks amazing on a dinner table, as part of a dessert bar or as a centrepiece for weddings. I used a simple wire technique to create support for the flower stems and covered the vase with a gorgeous printable vase wrapper from our Vintage Rose collection. As a bonus, we’ve also included a cute printable card and mini-envelope so you can even give the arrangement as a homemade Mother’s Day gift or DIY birthday present.
More Flower Arranging Projects
If you share our love for flowers and blooms, check out these flower arranging ideas:
- Romantic Hydrangea Peony Wreath
- Colourful Summer Flower Gift Bag
- Darling Dahlia Bouquets
- Cute Apple Vases
- Romantic Hand-Tied Bouquet
- Spring Flower Arrangement in Soft Pastels
- Pretty Floral Decorating Ideas for Easter
- Gift Posy and Printable Cards
- Lavender Wreath
- Yellow Arrangement with Fresh Lemons
- Key to My Heart Valentines Bouquet
- Fresh Spring Bouquet with Anemones, Tulips & Eucalyptus
More from the Vintage Rose Mother’s Day collection
This project is part of our Vintage Rose Mother’s Day collection. Check the links below for more craft ideas, flower DIYs and sweet treats.
Peony Rose Arrangement
Instead of white and pink flowers, you could also pair coral peonies with yellow roses or ruby peonies with deep red roses. The printable vase wrapper helps to hide the stems and the wire support.
- 7 open pink and white peonies
- 6 peony buds
- 12 pink roses
- aluminium craft wire (12 gauge)
- 20 cm (8 in) round glass vase with straight edges
- printable vase wrapper (download below)
- garden shears
- florists knife
- wire cutter
- crafting scissors
1) Build the support
Using the wire cutter, shorten the aluminium wire to a length of approximately 60 cm (23 in). Twist and scrunch the wire a couple of times and put it in the glass vase.
2) Prep the flowers
Remove all but the topmost leaves from the peonies and roses.
3) Arrange the roses
Shorten the stems of 3 roses to a length a length of 20 cm (8 in). Place the flowers in the vase, forming a triangle. The rose stems together with the wire help to hold the other flowers in place.
4) Add the peonies
Starting at the rim of the vase add the other flowers. Leave the stems a little longer the more you build up the centrepiece. We think it looks pretty to mix peonies with small groups of rose. You can always re-arrange flowers to your liking.
5) Create the wrapper
Print the vase wrapper on DIN A4 or letter size photo paper or cardstock and cut out along the grey outlines. Using tape, attach the wrapper to the vase. Make sure the bottom of the vase and the wrapper line up. We used two sheets to wrap our vase. You may need more or less, depending on the circumference of your container.
6) Print the gift card
Print the card and envelope on DIN A4 or letter size photo paper or cardstock. Cut out along the grey outlines. Then fold the card in half and fold in the flaps of the envelope.
Care Tips for Long Vase Life
Add flower food to the water and change the water every two days. Display the arrangement in a cooler place out of direct sunlight.
Free Printable Vase Wrapper & Greeting Card
Click on the button to download your free printable vase wrapper, mini greeting card and envelope!
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