Just look at their big lollipop-ness. How could you not love that?
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…
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.
So here’s how to do it:
- Cut apart the stems
- Wrap around a wire frame (I already had one)
- 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.
Cheap and easy. Just like me. haha