Peonies at the market in Amsterdam

Peonies are one of my most favorite flowers.
Just look at their big lollipop-ness. How could you not love that?

Peonies at a florist in the Netherlands Peonies at a florist in Roermond, NL Peonies at the market in Amsterdam 5 peonies for 3.50€. Or 15 for 10€ in Amsterdam

Pretty peonies Peonies at the market in Amsterdam

Now that we’re big grown-ups with a house, I got all excited about growing these. Planted 4 in our backyard. Then I read it could be 3 years until they flower. 3 YEARS!

So in the meantime, I guess I’ll fake it with…

A Dollar Store DIY Peony Wreath

I happened across some silk peonies at Dollar Tree, while the kids were spending some Christmas money (aka piling a basket full of dollar bags of candy). Shockingly nice flowers. And 6 flowers on each bunch. Not bad for a buck!

I decided to get some to make a wreath for our ugly, Bandaid-beige, yet-to-be-painted front door. Now, I like my crafts like I like my recipes: With least amount of steps, the least number of ingredients and the least chance of screwing it up. Because if it seems overly complicated, I’m not even going to try.

This was probably the easiest and best looking wreath I’ve ever made. Nothing like that stupid Christmas ornament one. Seriously, it took me longer to write this post than make the thing.

DIY peony wreath with Dollar Store flowers DIY wreath supplies: Bunches of Dollar Store flowers + a wire frame, scissors and (unnecessary) pliers

So here’s how to do it:

  1. Cut apart the stems
  2. Wrap around a wire frame (I already had one)
  3. Repeat
  4. Hang
  5. Pour yourself a drink because, whew!, that was hard work.

I ended up using 12 bunches (72 flowers) for a 14-inch wreath. I could have used more—the dark pink ones aren’t packed in that tight—but I cleaned out my Dollar Tree.

Bam. $12 well spent.
Cheap and easy. Just like me. haha

Dollar Store DIY wreath with silk peonies -- for only $12! $12 Dollar Store DIY wreath. How cute would this be shaped like a heart for Valentine’s Day?  

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