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I don’t know about you, but there are times when I want to shake things up a little in the decorating department. Okay… let’s be honest, with me it is more often than not! Thing is – I don’t always have a lot of extra time to pull it all together. But it can be done. Today I want to share with you what I call 15 minute decorating. You know, the little things you can do in a short amount of time to decorate your home. Today I am working on a floral arrangement.
Peonies are some of my favorite flowers! I saw these and decided that these were perfect for what I had in mind. Nothing to big, low ,but with a lot of impact.
I try to shop what I already have before I buy anything new and this vase was one of many that I have stashed. Oh, come on, you know you all have a ton of vases gathering dust somewhere in your house! Don’t you?
I didn’t want to see the stems this time, so hiding it was my best bet. I had this black and white scrapbook paper that I thought would be perfect. I just wrapped the paper around the vase, using glue dots to attach the paper to the vase.
One tiny problem… I wanted the stripes to go horizontally and the paper didn’t quite go all the way around.
So I added this piece of scrap ribbon. Not bad, but a little plain.
So I did what I always do when I need to add something – I added a crown. Shocking, I know. Y’all KNOW I love crowns! This crown can be a pin or hung on a necklace. I just took a piece of small black ribbon and ran it through the necklace loop, then taped the ends of the ribbon inside of the vase.
TA DA!! Instant bling.
I wanted the flowers to just sit just above the vase. I held the stem up to the vase to get a good idea of how long the stem needed to be and using wire cutters, cut the stems off.
The peonies were pretty large so I only used three flowers for the arrangement. After cutting the stems I just plopped them into the vase and did a little “fluffing”.
I honestly don’t think it took me 15 minutes to put it all together. Super easy! The only hard thing about it was deciding where to put it!
I made it for the kitchen table….
But it looks pretty good in the guest room too! Hmmm… where to put it?