How to DIY a Posy Square Bouquet

Here's how to create a posy holder showcasing fragrant peonies in just 2 simple steps.
by The Knot

Thinking of making your own bridal bouquet? Consider a posy holder showcasing a peony bouquet. A dazzling mound of some of the most enchanting blossoms -- fragrant peonies -- is beautifully displayed in this unforgettable, romantic creation. The complementary color scheme, achieved with green paint applied to the squared posy holder further distinguishes the pretty pink mound.

Hot-glued inside the square platform (a small chip-wood box), a saturated foam cage holds the exquisite peonies and keeps them fresh. A wooden candlestick, which serves as the handle, is hot-glued to the base of the chip-wood box to complete the holder.

What You'll Need:


  • Aquafoam cage
  • Chip-wood box
  • Green paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Peonies
  • Wooden candlestick

Step 1: Create the Handle


  • Spray-paint a chip-wood box and a wooden candlestick with basil-green paint.
  • Once the paint has dried, hot-glue the candlestick to the underside of the chip-wood box.
  • With hot glue, secure a saturated foam cage into the center of the chip-wood box.

Step 2: Pick the Peonies


  • Select your peonies (we suggest hot or pale pink).
  • Place peonies into the foam in a rounded formation.

Excerpted from Florists' Review: 101 Wedding Bouquets. To order a copy of the book, call (800) 367-4708.

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